Wonderful Baby

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"Wonderful Baby"
Wonderful Baby - Don McLean.jpg
Single by Don McLean
from the album Homeless Brother
B-side "Birthday Song"
Released June 1975
Format 7"
Genre Pop
Length 2:00
Label United Artists
Songwriter(s) Don McLean
Producer(s) Joel Dunn
Don McLean singles chronology
"If We Try"
(1973)
"Wonderful Baby"
(1975)
"Crying"
(1981)
"If We Try"
(1973)
"Wonderful Baby"
(1975)
"Crying"
(1981)

"Wonderful Baby" is a song written and originally recorded by Don McLean. It is a track on his album, Homeless Brother, and a tribute to Fred Astaire. The single peaked at number ninety-three on the Billboard Hot 100 and became McLean's second and last number one on the Easy Listening chart.[1] "Wonderful Baby" also reached number one on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary [2] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 93
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[4] 1
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 94

Cover versions[edit]

  • Fred Astaire[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 166. 
  2. ^ a b "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  4. ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart". Billboard. 1975-05-31. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  5. ^ The Complete London Sessions - Fred Astaire, Review and track listing, AllMusic

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"99 Miles From L.A." by Albert Hammond
Billboard Easy Listening number-one single
May 30, 1975 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille