Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue

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"Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue"
Single by Exposé
from the album What You Don't Know
B-side "Now That I Found You"
Released March 1990
Format 7", cassingle
Genre Pop, Adult contemporary
Length 3:48
Label Arista
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Lewis Martineé
Exposé singles chronology
"Tell Me Why"
(1989)
"Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue"
(1990)
"Stop, Listen, Look & Think"
(1990)

"Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue" is the title of a 1990[1] song by the American girl group Exposé. Written by acclaimed songwriter Diane Warren and produced by Lewis Martineé, the song was included on the group's second studio album, What You Don't Know. Lead vocals on the track were performed by Jeanette Jurado. The song was the fourth single released from What You Don't Know, and it is a romance-themed ballad sung from the perspective of a person whose lover is rumored to have "found someone new".

Background[edit]

Composer Diane Warren had submitted "Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue" for consideration for Exposé to record along with the Warren composition "I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me": Arista president Clive Davis had indicated that only one of those two songs could be recorded by the group and while Jurado – who considered "both beautiful songs" – had favored the latter, the group's producer Lewis Martineé opted for "Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue".[2] (Exposé would be able to record "I'll Never Get Over You Getting Me" for their 1992 album Exposé with the track becoming a Top Ten hit.)

Reception[edit]

On the Billboard charts, "Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue" broke a string of seven consecutive top ten singles by Exposé on the Hot 100 chart when it peaked at #17 for the week ending May 26, 1990.[3] The song was more successful on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, where it reached #9 in June of that year.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video shows scenes of the three vocalists performing at a concert, preparing for the performance backstage and surrounding a tour bus.

Track listing[edit]

U.S. 7" single (vinyl and cassette)[edit]

A - "Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue" (3:48)
B - "Now That I Found You" (3:43)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[5] 19
Canada RPM Top 100 Singles[6] 17
US Adult Contemporary[7] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Jurado, Jeanette (November 30, 2012). Exposé. Interview with Dave O'. Round Trip With Dave O. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 215.
  4. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 388.
  5. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.7981&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=4u444os8oh391jedk635aciqd7
  6. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.1260&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=4u444os8oh391jedk635aciqd7
  7. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/expos%C3%A9-mn0000152384/awards
  8. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/expos%C3%A9-mn0000152384/awards

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