You’re Makin’ Me High



Top Position (Australia): 2

Song Author: Babyface, Bryce Wilson

Year Recorded: 1996


You’re Makin’ Me High

Single by Toni Braxton from the album Secrets
B-side “Let It Flow”
Released May 21, 1996 (United States)
Format CD single, CD maxi single, cassette single, 12″ single, 7″ single
Recorded 1996
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 4:27
4:03 (single version)
Label LaFace
Writer(s) Babyface, Bryce Wilson
Producer Babyface, Bryce Wilson
Certification Platinum (RIAA)

“You’re Makin’ Me High” is the lead single from Toni Braxton’s second studio album, Secrets (1996).

A joint collaboration between the Grammy Award-winning producer Babyface and Bryce Wilson resulted in this mid-tempo song.

The song was issued in the United States as a double A-side with “Let It Flow”, the airplay hit from the 1995 motion picture Waiting to Exhale.

It became Braxton’s first number-one single on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts; it remained atop for one week on the former and for two weeks on the latter, eventually going platinum by the RIAA.

A dance remix by Morales allowed the single to also top the Hot Dance Club Play chart for two weeks in August 1996. Another remix for urban markets was created featuring rapper Foxy Brown and called the “Groove Mix.”

The song earned Braxton her third Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1997. The success of “You’re Makin’ Me High” would later be continued with the release of “Un-Break My Heart”. The song was sampled for Method Man & Redman’s 2001 song “Part II”, from the How High soundtrack.

The music video, directed by Bille Woodruff, features Braxton and a group of friends (consisting of actresses Tisha Campbell-Martin, Erika Alexander, and Vivica A. Fox) enjoying themselves in luxurious surroundings.

Australian Singles Chart 2