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'A' You're Adorable

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Buddy Kaye Fred Wise

Sid Lippman


"'A' You're Adorable" is a popular song with music by Sid Lippman and lyrics by Buddy Kaye and Fred Wise, published in 1948.

The biggest hit version was recorded by Perry Como, with The Fontane Sisters on March 1, 1949. This recording was released on single records as follows:

  • In the United States, by RCA Victor, on 78 rpm (catalog number 20-3381-B) and 45 rpm (catalog number 47-2899), in 1949, with the flip side "When Is Sometime?" This record reached #1 on the US chart on April 9, 1949.
  • In the United Kingdom, by HMV, on 78 rpm (catalog number BD-1250) in June 1949, with the flip side "Forever and Ever"
  • In Japan, by Victor Entertainment, on 78 rpm (catalog number S-2), with the flip side "Bali Ha'i"
  • Another recording by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae was also very popular. The recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 15393. The flip side was "Need You." The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on March 25, 1949, lasting 13 weeks and peaking at position #4.

    Another recording by the Tony Pastor orchestra also charted. The recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38449. The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on May 6, 1949, lasting 2 weeks and peaking at position #22.

    The song formed the basis for a Morecambe and Wise sketch, where Eric Morecambe started with "A you're adorable, B you're so beautiful" and then randomly chose letters such as J, Q or Z to fox Ernie Wise.

    The song was used in a Star Trek: The Next Generation DVD extra, where Patrick Stewart, as Jean-Luc Picard, sang the song with slightly altered lyrics.

    The song was also performed by an Anything Muppet on Sesame Street to his girlfriend, who was then scared off by Cookie Monster.

    Recorded versions

  • Perry Como (with The Fontane Sisters)
  • Buddy Kaye Quintet
  • Tony Pastor
  • Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
  • Beverly Kenney
  • Dean Martin
  • Mike Douglas
  • The Kidsongs on their "Baby Animal Songs" video
  • Tirso Cruz III duet with Nora Aunor on their album Dream Come True under Vicor Records
  • Lea Salonga
  • John Lithgow on his CD, Singin' in the Bathtub (1999, Sony Wonder)
  • Jimmy Dorsey (with Claire Hogan) recorded from a radio broadcast around 1949; collected on The Complete Standard Transcriptions (1999, Soundies)
  • Larry Fotine and his Orchestra (Decca 24579)
  • Sharon, Lois & Bram on their album "Smorgasboard" (1979)
  • In late 2014, Supertramp released a live version of the song on the 40th anniversary edition of their Crime of the Century album. This performance was recorded on March 9, 1975, at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
  • References

    'A' You're Adorable Wikipedia