Monday, October 10, 2011
FIGHTING TEMPTATION ~ BEYONCE, MISSY ELLIOTT, MC LYTE AND FREE
"Fighting Temptation" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles and American female rappers Missy Elliott, MC Lyte, and Free in 2003. The song was used to promote the film The Fighting Temptations (2003), in which Knowles stars. It was composed by the Knowles, Missy Elliott, Lana Moorer, Marie Wright, Jonathan Burks, LaShaun Owens, Karriem Mack, and Walter Murphy. "Fighting Temptations" was released as the lead single from the soundtrack album of the movie on July 5, 2003 through Columbia Records. Lyrically, the song makes reference to fighting against negativity in life as well as waiting for the right person before falling in love. Music critics generally received the song with positive reception. They complimented the theme of the song, the vocals of Knowles, and the verse-raps. "Fighting Temptation" received attention mainly in European countries, peaking at number eleven in the Netherlands and reaching the top fifty in Belgium as well as Switzerland. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Antti Jokinen. The song is basically about a group of women's strict "no sex" rule similar to a part of the film's plot where Lilly (played by Knowles) does not want to start a sexual relationship with her boyfriend Darrin played by (Cuba Gooding Jr.) right away.