'A' You're Adorable
|"'A' You're Adorable"|
|Writer(s)||Composer: Sid Lippman
Lyricist: Buddy Kaye
- In the United States, by RCA Victor, on 78 rpm (catalog number 20-3381-B) and 45 rpm (catalog number 47-2899), in 1949, with the flip side "When Is Sometime?" This record reached #1 on the US chart on April 9, 1949.
- In the United Kingdom, by HMV, on 78 rpm (catalog number BD-1250) in June 1949, with the flip side "Forever and Ever"
- In Japan, by Victor Entertainment, on 78 rpm (catalog number S-2), with the flip side "Bali Ha'i"
Another recording by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae was also very popular. The recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 15393. The flip side was "Need You." The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on March 25, 1949, lasting 13 weeks and peaking at position #4.
Another recording by the Tony Pastor orchestra also charted. The recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38449. The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on May 6, 1949, lasting 2 weeks and peaking at position #22.
The song formed the basis for a Morecambe and Wise sketch, where Eric Morecambe started with "A you're adorable, B you're so beautiful" and then randomly chose letters such as J, Q or Z to fox Ernie Wise.
- 'A', You're Adorable is a song from the video Baby Animal Songs
- Perry Como (with The Fontane Sisters)
- Buddy Kaye Quintet
- Tony Pastor
- Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
- Beverly Kenney
- Dean Martin
- Mike Douglas
- The Kidsongs on their "Baby Animal Songs" video
- Tirso Cruz III duet with Nora Aunor on their album Dream Come True under Vicor Records
- Lea Salonga
- John Lithgow on his CD, Singin' in the Bathtub (1999, Sony Wonder)
- Jimmy Dorsey (with Claire Hogan) recorded from a radio broadcast around 1949; collected on The Complete Standard Transcriptions (1999, Soundies)
- Larry Fotine and his Orchestra (Decca 24579)
- Sharon, Lois & Bram on their album "Smorgasboard" (1979)
- In late 2014, Supertramp released a live version of the song on the 40th anniversary edition of their Crime of the Century album. This performance was recorded on March 9, 1975, at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
- Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.
- "Supertramp – Crime Of The Century (Vinyl, LP, Album, LP, Album) at Discogs". Archived from the original on 2015-04-27. Retrieved 2015-04-20.
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