The song „Sure Thing“ was written by the recording artist Miguel himself. The song was produced by Happy Perez. The song can be found on Miguel’s debut album from 2010 called „All I Want Is You“. The song „Sure Thing“ was first published on YouTube in 2008.
The song did not play on the radio until 2011, after the song was given to the radio as the second single from the album. „Sure Thing“ is mainly an R&B song peppered with neo-soul elements. Many are reminded by the song of the works of singer Jon B., who until then was not really successful with his works in the USA. But since the release of the song „Sure Thing“ Jon B. can also be found on the first places of the US R&B charts.
„Sure Thing“ was Miguel’s most successful single so far and was catapulted to the top of the „Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Charts“. This successful single was succeeded by the song „Adorn“, which conquered the charts in 2012 and stayed there for over 50 weeks.
Miguel’s song lyrics are predominantly about analogies such as „You are the chalk and I could be your blackboard.“ With these verses, Miguel wants to express his love interest. The music video for the song was first performed on Jan. 17, 2011 and was shot in Hawaii (Honolulu) by Hype Williams.
This is what the song „Sure Thing“ is about: Content
Miguel had cheated on his girlfriend at the time and this relationship ultimately failed because of it. That’s why he dedicated this unusual love song „Sure Thing“ to his ex-love. At the same time, the singer-songwriter is clearly convinced that true love exists. The song „Sure Thing“ describes exactly that. Miguel describes in the song that even if the sky falls, you still have your partner. Love is what you can always hold on to; even in bad times. Therefore, love is a sure thing from the point of view of the song.
The development of the song „Sure Thing“
Singer-songwriter Miguel began his international career more than 20 years ago with the R&B single „Sure Thing.“ Due to the growing use of TikTok and other streaming platforms, the song „Sure Thing“ became a hit again worldwide after more than 10 years, reaching new heights in various countries, including the UK, for example. At that time, it even landed on the Billboard Hot 100 again at No. 49. Thanks to TikTok, the song „Sure Thing“ is still going through the roof almost 20 years after its initial release. TikTok users are trying to go viral with a speed version of the song on the platform. And again, the song made it to the top 20 of the Billboard charts in early January 2023.
It wouldn’t be the first time that TikTok proves that old songs can go viral on the platform and then end up on the charts again. Miguel is obviously lucky that TikTok users like his love song „Sure Thing.“ Many celebrities shoot a TikTok video to this song and dance to it, as does Lena Gercke. The newly minted mother of two and Germany’s Next Top Model beauty does the same as her predecessor, such as influencer Brooke Monk, and shares a viral dance video to „Sure Thing.“
For a long time, TikTok duo Lena and Lisa have been active in the social media business and they are among the most successful influencers on this platform. They took the positive trend of the song „Sure Thing“ as an opportunity to shoot a matching dance video, which is adored by the fans.