So What The Fuss

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So What The Fuss

Song name
single art for So What The Fuss
Song name
from the album A Time To Love
Song details
Performer: Stevie Wonder
First Released: 22 March 2005 - So What The Fuss single
Album(s): A Time To Love
Writer(s): Stevie Wonder
Producer(s): Stevie Wonder
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

So What The Fuss is the twelfth track on Stevie Wonder's 25th studio album A Time To Love, and, six months before the album's release, So What The Fuss was released as the album's first single. The full length "Album Version" (6:07) was edited by a minute for its eventual release on the album. The track features Prince on guitar. Prince did not have any other musical input on the song, although the song is mixed by his long-time engineer Femi Jiya, who is mentioned by name in the song. The track also features the reunion of the original four members of American female R&B group En Vogue for the first time in seven years. Later in 2005, some remixes of the track were also included on Remixes album included on the iTunes exclusive "digital box set" The Complete Stevie Wonder (which also included a pre-release of Wonder's album A Time To Love, including the edited album version of the track).

While specific recording dates are not known, it is likely that the track was recorded in late 2004 at Wonderland Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA. It is not known if Prince's guitar part was recorded at a separate point, or if En Vogue's vocals were added separately.

Stevie Wonder has commented about the track: "So What The Fuss really came from just a lot of things that we know are happening in the world and in this country and just in society in general. If we live in a time where every nation is fighting around the world and we can't all agree that peace is the way, then shame on us, because ultimately we will get what we've not paid attention to. If it matters to you, to me, to them, to us, then we'll do something about. And if it doesn't we won't. So what the fuss?"


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 2004 (assumed) Wonderland Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA Initial tracking (unknown if overdubs/re-recording took place)
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
So What The Fuss 5:04 A Time To Love Studio
So What The Fuss (Radio Edit) 4:13 So What The Fuss single Edit
So What The Fuss (Album Version) 6:07 So What The Fuss single Studio Full-length version edited for album release
So What The Fuss (Dance Mix Instrumental) 4:01 So What The Fuss promo Remix
So What The Fuss (Global Soul Club Mix) 6:47 So What The Fuss promo Remix Produced by Mike Rizzo
So What The Fuss (Global Soul Radio Mix) 4:24 So What The Fuss single

Remixes

Remix edit Produced by Mike Rizzo
So What The Fuss (Mario Winans Remix Ft. Q-Tip) 3:34 So What The Fuss single

Remixes

Remix a.k.a. So What The Fuss (Remix featuring Q-Tip); remix by Mario Winans, rap by Q-Tip
So What The Fuss (Mario Winans Remix - No Rap) 4:04 So What The Fuss promo

Remixes

Remix a.k.a. So What The Fuss (Remix featuring Q-Tip) (No Rap); remix by Mario Winans
So What The Fuss (Mario Winans Remix - Instrumental) 4:00 So What The Fuss promo Remix Remix by Mario Winans
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
So What The Fuss 4:17 iTunes video download Promo video See So What The Fuss video for more details


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This is the first released collaboration between Prince and Stevie Wonder, although Prince also remixed Stevie Wonder's track Cold Chill in 1995, and this remix was released in late 2005.
  • This is the only known collaboration between Prince and En Vogue, although it it not known if they recorded in the studio together or not.

References
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