Don't Be Cruel (Bobby Brown song)
|"Don't Be Cruel"|
|Single by Bobby Brown|
|from the album Don't Be Cruel|
|Released||May 16, 1988|
|Studio||Silverlake Recording Studios|
|Bobby Brown singles chronology|
"Don't Be Cruel" is a song recorded by American singer Bobby Brown. Taken from his second and most successful album as its title track, the song was written and produced by the songwriting and production duo Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Antonio "L.A." Reid, with additional writing by Daryl Simmons.
"Don't Be Cruel" was Brown's second single to reach the top position of the R&B chart where it remained for two weeks. As a pop crossover, it rose from number 59 to number 49, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the week of August 13, 1988 but it took two months to finally peak at number eight the week of October 15, 1988. In October 2004, Don't Be Cruel appeared in popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on fictional new jack swing radio station CSR 103.9.
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||39|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||18|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||13|
|US Billboard Hot 100||8|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||1|
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