Breakfast in Bed (album)

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Breakfast in Bed
Joan Osborne - Breakfast in Bed.jpg
Studio album by
GenreR&B, Pop
LabelTime Life M19433
ProducerTor Hyams
Joan Osborne chronology
Pretty Little Stranger
Breakfast in Bed
Little Wild One
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Music Box3/5 stars[3]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars[4]
Stylus MagazineC[5]

Breakfast in Bed is a studio album by Joan Osborne.[6] It was produced by Tor Hyams and released on May 22, 2007 by Time Life. The album mostly contains soul cover songs from the 1970s and 1980s, including "I've Got to Use My Imagination" and "Midnight Train to Georgia," both made popular by Gladys Knight & the Pips. The album also contains six original songs.

Standing in the Shadows of Motown[edit]

Two cover songs that Osborne sang live from the documentary movie, Standing in the Shadows of Motown are featured at the end of this album: Martha and the Vandellas' "Heat Wave" and Jimmy Ruffin's "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?"

Critical reception[edit]

PopMatters wrote that "the biggest problem is that Breakfast in Bed is all shine and polish, but no sex or sensuality."[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Got to Use My Imagination" (Gerry Goffin, Barry Goldberg)
  2. "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers)
  3. "Midnight Train to Georgia" (Jim Weatherly)
  4. "Baby Is a Butterfly" (Osborne)
  5. "Breakfast in Bed" (Eddie Hinton, Donnie Fritts)
  6. "Cream Dream" (Osborne)
  7. "Natural High" (Charles McCormick)
  8. "Heart of Stone" (Osborne)
  9. "Sara Smile" (Daryl Hall and John Oates)
  10. "Eliminate the Night" (Osborne)
  11. "Break Up to Make Up" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Kenneth Gamble)
  12. "I Know What's Goin' On" (Osborne)
  13. "Alone with You" (Osborne)
  14. "Kiss and Say Goodbye" (Winfred Lovett)
  15. "Heat Wave" (Holland–Dozier–Holland)
  16. "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" (William Weatherspoon, James Dean, Paul Riser)
  17. "Everybody Needs a Friend" (Curtis Mayfield) (bonus track)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 160[8]


  1. ^ "Breakfast in Bed - Joan Osborne | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via
  2. ^ "Joan Osborne - Breakfast In Bed Review - IGN" – via
  3. ^ "Joan Osborne - Breakfast in Bed (Album Review)".
  4. ^ Keefe, Jonathan. "Review: Joan Osborne, Breakfast In Bed".
  5. ^ "Joan Osborne - Breakfast in Bed - Review - Stylus Magazine". June 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "Joan Osborne | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  7. ^ "Joan Osborne: Breakfast In Bed". PopMatters. June 4, 2007.
  8. ^ "Joan Osborne". Billboard.