“4 Seasons of Loneliness” is a R&B and pop ballad recorded by Philadelphia-based vocal quartet Boyz II Men. Written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the song was issued as the first single from the Evolution album in 1997.
Already a success at U.S. radio, the release of the single prompted a Billboard Hot 100 debut at number two. The following week the song moved up to number one, becoming Boyz II Men’s fourth (and fifth overall) and last chart-topper to date. The song spent one week at the top before being pushed aside by Elton John’s massive Princess Diana tribute single “Candle in the Wind 1997”. It was also the group’s last top ten hit in the UK, debuting at number ten on the singles chart, and dropping off the chart a short time after.
“4 Seasons of Loneliness”, to date, is the last number-one pop hit under the Motown records banner (Boyz II Men was the only Motown act to have number-one pop hits in the 1990s).