Breakfast in Bed
|"Breakfast in Bed"|
|Single by Dusty Springfield|
|from the album Dusty in Memphis|
|A-side||"Don't Forget About Me"|
|B-side||"Breakfast in Bed"|
|Writer(s)||Eddie Hinton, Donnie Fritts|
|Dusty Springfield singles chronology|
"Breakfast in Bed" is a soul–R&B song written by Muscle Shoals songwriters Eddie Hinton and Donnie Fritts for Dusty Springfield. It takes a knowing spin on the line "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", the title of a song which had previously been a number one hit for her in the UK. After being released on her 1969 album Dusty in Memphis, it was later in the year recorded and popularized by Baby Washington on Cotillion.
Selective list of recorded versions
- 1969 Dusty Springfield on the album Dusty in Memphis
- 1969 Baby Washington on Cotillion single
- 1969/1970? Hortense Ellis - first rock steady reggae version with brother Alton Ellis - re-released in 1991 on Heartbeat records
- 1971 Shirley Bassey on the album Something Else
- 1972 Lorna Bennett - early reggae version
- 1972 "Skank In Bed" by Scotty [DJ version]
- 1972 "African Breakfast (In Bed)" by Bongo Herman & the Harry J All Stars
- 1979 Sheila Hylton; reached #57 in the UK Singles Chart in 1979
- 1988 UB40 (featuring Chrissie Hynde); reached #6 in the UK charts.
- 2004 Nicole Scherzinger on the soundtrack to 50 First Dates;
- 2007 Joan Osborne on the album Breakfast In Bed
- 2008 Shelby Lynne on her Dusty Springfield tribute album Just a Little Lovin'
- 2012 Wussy on their split single with Heartless Bastards.
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