Simple Pleasures (Bobby McFerrin album)

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Simple Pleasures
Simple Pleasures cover.jpg
Studio album by Bobby McFerrin
Released June 1988
Genre Vocal, a cappella, jazz
Length 33:50
Language English
Label Manhattan
Producer Linda Goldstein
Bobby McFerrin chronology
Elephant's Child
(1987)
Simple Pleasures
(1988)
Don't Worry, Be Happy
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Village Voice B–[2]

Simple Pleasures is the fourth studio album by American singer and musician Bobby McFerrin. It was his commercial breakthrough album, containing the hit single "Don't Worry, Be Happy," also featured in the film Cocktail.

Simple Pleasures has gone triple platinum, with "Don't Worry, Be Happy" winning the 1988 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bobby McFerrin except where noted.

Side One
No. Title Length
1. "Don't Worry, Be Happy" 4:54
2. "All I Want" 2:56
3. "Drive My Car" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) 2:44
4. "Simple Pleasures" 2:08
5. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Arthur Resnick) 2:58
Side Two
No. Title Length
6. "Come to Me" 3:38
7. "Susie-Q" (Eleanor Broadwater, Dale Hawkins, Stan Lewis) 2:50
8. "Drive" 3:58
9. "Them Changes" (Buddy Miles) 3:55
10. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton) 3:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Bobby McFerrin - all vocals
  • Chris Tergesen - engineer
  • Carol Friedman - photography
  • Henry Marquez - art direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 29, 1988). "Christgau's Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Don't Worry, Be Happy". Bobby McFerrin. Retrieved 2012-09-08.