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"What I Am"
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Single by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
from the album Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
B-side
ReleasedNovember 1988[1]
StudioRockfield (Wales, UK)
Length3:40
LabelGeffen
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Pat Moran
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians singles chronology
"What I Am"
(1988)
"Circle"
(1988)
Music video
"What I Am" on YouTube

"What I Am" is a song written by Edie Brickell and Kenny Withrow and recorded by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians for their debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars (1988). The song is highlighted by a guitar solo that emulates the approach of Jerry Garcia including the use of an envelope filter. It peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100, topped the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart, and became a top-twenty hit in Australia and New Zealand. "What I Am" was ranked number 23 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 80s".[2]

English music duo Tin Tin Out collaborated with Spice Girl Emma Bunton to release a cover of "What I Am" in November 1999. This version became the more successful one in the UK, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart and receiving a Silver certification from the British Phonographic Industry.

  1. ^ Strong, M. C. (1995). The Great Rock Discography. Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd. p. 90. ISBN 0-86241-385-0.
  2. ^ Ali, Rahsheeda (May 2, 2013). "100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the '80s". VH1. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
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