Fool for You

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"Fool for You"
Single by Cee Lo Green featuring Melanie Fiona
from the album The Lady Killer
Released March 8, 2011
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2010
Genre Soul
Length 3:45
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Thomas Calloway, Melanie Fiona, Jack Splash
Producer(s) Jack Splash
Cee Lo Green singles chronology
"It's OK"
(2010)
"Fool for You"
(2011)
"Bright Lights Bigger City"
(2011)

"Fool for You" is a song by American soul singer Cee Lo Green from his third studio album, The Lady Killer. The song was solicited to radio as the album's third single on March 8, 2011. The single version of the track features guest vocals from Canadian singer Melanie Fiona; the album version, however, features vocals from American singer Philip Bailey. No music video was released for the song.

At the 54th Grammy Awards, "Fool for You" won in two categories: Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.

Background[edit]

Green first premiered the new version of "Fool for You", featuring vocals from Fiona, by making it available as a free download via his official Facebook page.[1] The song was released as a digital download and a CD single, with both releases featuring the song "Bridges", previously only available as an Amazon MP3 digital download.[2]

Reception[edit]

Stephanie Booth of DJ Booth.net, reviewed the song, claiming: "If you take nothing else away from Cee-Lo‘s music, bear in mind that the man goes hard in the paint in just about everything he does. When he was scorned, we got F*ck You, which became an anthem for unrequited love and embittered exes everywhere. The wounds have since healed and now he’s swooning hard with his heart on his sleeve in his latest single Fool For You. If producer Jack Splash was trying to make it sound like ‘Lo went back in time and recorded a song with Earth, Wind & Fire then he succeeded. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear EW&F front man Philip Bailey’s distinct falsetto vocals backing him up, bringing the whole sound full circle. As if that weren’t enough, R&B chanteuse Melanie Fiona hops on board with a sultry verse to express her equally swoon-worthy sentiments. This song has been criminally overlooked on the album. While F*ck You is a great song, it often requires a time and a place. Fool For You is everyday music that just makes you feel good whenever you listen to it."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "Fool for You" (featuring Melanie Fiona) - 3:45
  2. "Bridges" - 4:07

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011-12) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 13

Credits and personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States March 8, 2011[6] Urban radio Elektra
May 3, 2011[7] Digital download
CD single

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.facebook.com/#!/ceelogreen?sk=app_4949752878
  2. ^ "Cee-Lo ft. Melanie Fiona - Fool for You - Listen Now". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Cee-Lo ft. Melanie Fiona - Fool for You - Listen Now". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles – Issue Date: 2011-12-17" (requires registration). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cee Lo > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Urban Radio Adds (March 8, 2011)". allaccess.com. Archived from the original on March 5, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Mark (2011-02-08). "Cee-Lo Green – Fool For You feat. Melanie Fiona". Detailsofmylife.net. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 

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