Don't Be Cruel (Bobby Brown song)

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"Don't Be Cruel"
Single by Bobby Brown
from the album Don't Be Cruel
Released May 16, 1988
Format Cassette single
7" single
12" single
CD single
Recorded 1987-1988
Genre New jack swing
Length 6:52 (album version)
4:54 (radio edit)
4:07 (7" version)
Label MCA
Writer(s) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Antonio "L.A." Reid
Daryl Simmons
Producer(s) L.A. & Babyface (Antonio "L.A." Reid, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds) For LaFace Inc
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Bobby Brown singles chronology
"Girl Next Door"
(1987)
"Don't Be Cruel"
(1988)
"My Prerogative"
(1989)

"Don't Be Cruel" is a song performed by R&B artist Bobby Brown. Taken from his second and most successful album as its title track, the song was written and produced by the R&B production duo Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Antonio "L.A." Reid.

Chart performance[edit]

"Don't Be Cruel" was Brown's second single to reach the top portion of the R&B chart where it remained for two weeks. As a pop crossover, it rose from number 59 to number 49, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the week of August 13, 1988 but it took two months to finally peak at number eight the week of October 15, 1988.[1] In October 2004, Don't Be Cruel appeared in popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on fictional New Jack Swing radio station CSR 103.9.

Music video[edit]

http://www.vevo.com/watch/bobby-brown/dont-be-cruel/USUV70500400

The music video was filmed in Boston in May 1988.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[2] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[4] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 81. 
  2. ^ "Bobby Brown". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 81. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 81. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Roses Are Red" by The Mac Band featuring the MacCampbell Brothers
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
July 23, 1988 - August 5, 1988
Succeeded by
"Off on Your Own (Girl)" by Al B. Sure!