For the Cool in You

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For the Cool in You
Studio album by Babyface
Released August 24, 1993
Recorded 1992–1993
Genre R&B
Length 74:36
Label Epic
Producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons
Babyface chronology
A Closer Look
For the Cool in You
The Day
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]

For the Cool in You is the third studio album by American R&B musician and songwriter Babyface. The album was released on August 24, 1993. The album reached number sixteen on the US Billboard 200 and at number two on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album spawned four singles, the lead single (and title track) "For the Cool in You" (US #81, R&B #10), "Never Keeping Secrets" (US #15, R&B #3), "And Our Feelings" (US #21, R&B 7) and "When Can I See You" which became his biggest (and third) top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number four, and reaching number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The album received a nomination in the category of Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 36th Grammy Awards. At the same ceremony, Babyface won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. On October 25, 1993, For the Cool in You was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[3] On January 7, 1994, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA, in excess of 1 million copies.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "For the Cool in You" (Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Daryl Simmons) – 4:54
  2. "Lady, Lady" (Edmonds) – 4:23
  3. "Never Keeping Secrets" (Edmonds) – 4:53
  4. "Rock Bottom" (Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Simmons) – 4:45
  5. "And Our Feelings" (Edmonds, Simmons) – 5:42
  6. "Saturday" (Edmonds, Reid, Simmons) – 3:44
  7. "When Can I See You" (Edmonds) – 3:49
  8. "Illusions" (Edmonds) – 5:24
  9. "A Bit Old-Fashioned" (Edmonds) – 2:56
  10. "You Are So Beautiful" (Dennis Wilson, Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston) – 3:16
  11. "I'll Always Love You" (Edmonds, Reid, Simmons) – 4:34
  12. "Well Alright" (Edmonds) – 4:01 *
  13. "For the Cool in You [Quiet Storm Vocal Mix]" – 4:57 **
  14. "When Can I See You [Urban Soul Basement Mix]" – 6:15 **
  15. "For the Cool in You [Midnight Luv Instrumental Mix]" – 4:55 **

* originally released on the Poetic Justice soundtrack album, June 1993
** bonus tracks on the 2001 reissue of For the Cool in You