Written All Over Your Face

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"Written All Over Your Face"
Written All Over Your Face Rude Boys.jpg
Single by The Rude Boys
from the album Rude Awakening
B-side "Fool for You"
Released December 4, 1990
Format CD single, 12", cassette single
Recorded 1990 at Right Tracks Studios
Cleveland, Ohio
Sigma Sound Studios
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre R&B
Length 6:21 (Album version)
4:10 (Radio edit)
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Larry Marcus
Producer(s) Larry Marcus, Jim Salamone
The Rude Boys singles chronology
"Come On Let's Do This"
"Written All Over Your Face"
"My Kinda Girl"
"Come On Let's Do This"
"Written All Over Your Face"
"My Kinda Girl"

"Written All Over Your Face" is a song by American R&B group The Rude Boys, released as the second single from their debut album Rude Awakening. The song was written and produced by group member Larry Marcus with additional production from session musician and recording engineer Jim Salamone. The song became the group's signature song and spent one week at number one on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart. It also peaked at number sixteen on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1991.[1] "Written All Over Your Face" made the group a sensation, as the single topped the R&B charts and, The song showcased the vocals of Joe N Little III and Edward Buddy Banks and featured extra vocals from their mentor, the late Gerald Levert. The single rode the charts for 31 weeks, and finally made it to #1 on the Billboard R&B charts and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1991, it won the Billboard Music Award for No. 1 R&B Single of the Year.[2]


Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 29

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 504. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "End of Year Charts 1991". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.