"Honey" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released as the lead single from his fifth studio album Play on August 24, 1998, nine months prior to the album's release. The song incorporates vocal samples from "Sometimes" by American blues singer Bessie Jones, while its instrumentation is built around a repeating piano riff sampled from the song "Woman to Woman" by Joe Cocker (released in 1972). Moby discovered the "Sometimes" sample while listening to albums of folk music recordings compiled by field collector Alan Lomax. He subsequently composed "Honey", along with several other songs from Play, using the Lomax recordings.

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  • "Honey" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released as the lead single from his fifth studio album Play on August 24, 1998, nine months prior to the album's release. The song incorporates vocal samples from "Sometimes" by American blues singer Bessie Jones, while its instrumentation is built around a repeating piano riff sampled from the song "Woman to Woman" by Joe Cocker (released in 1972). Moby discovered the "Sometimes" sample while listening to albums of folk music recordings compiled by field collector Alan Lomax. He subsequently composed "Honey", along with several other songs from Play, using the Lomax recordings. "Honey" was generally well received by music critics, many of whom cited it as a highlight of Play in reviews of the album. Upon release, it peaked at number 33 on the UK Singles Chart and also charted in several other countries, including Austria and Germany. The song's music video, directed by Roman Coppola, depicts three duplicates of Moby venturing through various locations. "Honey" was later remixed to feature vocals from American R&B singer Kelis. (en)
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  • "Honey" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released as the lead single from his fifth studio album Play on August 24, 1998, nine months prior to the album's release. The song incorporates vocal samples from "Sometimes" by American blues singer Bessie Jones, while its instrumentation is built around a repeating piano riff sampled from the song "Woman to Woman" by Joe Cocker (released in 1972). Moby discovered the "Sometimes" sample while listening to albums of folk music recordings compiled by field collector Alan Lomax. He subsequently composed "Honey", along with several other songs from Play, using the Lomax recordings. (en)
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