June 27, 1995 (28 Years Ago) Total released ‘The Remixes’ of their single “Can’t You See”.
The track was a success both on the mainstream US Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching number thirteen and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it made number three. The song also peaked at number forty-three on the UK Singles Chart, where it charted for two weeks.
The main edit to the track was the “Bad Boy Remix”, which had the girls sing the original lyrics with a different vocal arrangement, The Notorious B.I.G.’s intro rap replaced by one from Keith Murray and its own music video. The track also had inserts of the girls acting as callers to a request line asking for the song to be played, saying such things as “Hey, can you play that Total Remix?”. The vocals from this edit were also used on the “So So Def Remix” by Jermaine Dupri. The only remixes using the original track were those from funky house producer E-Smoove.
Billboard named the song #28 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.
Videos were filmed for both “Can’t You See” and its “Bad Boy Remix”.
The remix video sees Keith Murray rapping in front of a car upon whose bonnet Redman sits. The girls are briefly shown sitting on a basketball hoop bobbing their heads as the scene switches back to Murray rapping. Throughout the rest of the video the girls stand on the basketball court in casual attire and perform their vocals and at one point the word “Remix” flashes across the screen. This was one of the group’s three single remix videos, along with “No One Else” and “Kissin’ You”. Chris Webber makes a cameo appearance in the video.