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faded adj
1 having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors" [syn: bleached, washed-out, washy]
2 reduced in strength; "the faded tones of an old recording" [syn: attenuate, attenuated, weakened]

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"Faded" is also a song by Kate DeAraugo.
"Faded" is a pop song by Canadian Boy Band soulDecision.

The song

The song was the international debut by pop band soulDecision that incorporates soul, '80s Pop Music and hip hop. The song was about being intoxicated and letting one's object of affection know how you feel. The song was penned by lead singer Trevor Guthrie.
The song had three versions. One with the beginning lyrics, "When I get you all alone, I'm gonna take off all your clothes." The edited version that said, "When I get you all alone, I'm gonna move in nice and close." Another version featured a rap verse by rapper Thrust.

Music video

The video was shot in Vancouver in an apartment building having various rooms. One room was a house party, another of the band performing in an all white room, and another of the band singing together. The video was released in 1999 in Canada and then internationally in 2000. The video became #4 on MTV's TRL and #1 on MuchMusic.

Chart Success

The single proved to be successful in Canada as well as the United States of America, reaching #13 in Canada and #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single proved to be the biggest hit internationally for the then trio. "Faded" became soulDecision biggest hit of the band's lifespan.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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