Hitmakers: The songwriting secrets behind It Wasn't Me

Ben Homewood

When Shaggy wrote It Wasn’t Me after watching an Eddie Murphy show, he thought it was dynamite. Almost two million sales later, he’s been proved right, but it took a stroke of luck in Hawaii to turn it into a hit. As the song turns 20, he tells its story...

It Wasn’t Me has stood the test of time. I couldn’t tell you how many it’s sold. Almost two million? OK, not bad [laughs].

I was watching Eddie Murphy’s show ...

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