'A' You're Adorable

"'A' You're Adorable"
Song
Published1948
Composer(s)Sid Lippman
Lyricist(s)Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise

"'A' You're Adorable" is a popular song with music by Sid Lippman and lyrics by Buddy Kaye and Fred Wise, published in 1948.

Charted versions[]

The most well-known version was recorded by Perry Como, with The Fontane Sisters on March 1, 1949.[1] This recording was released on single records as follows:

Another recording by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae was also very popular. The recording was released by Capitol Records. The flip side was "Need You". The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on March 25, 1949, lasting 13 weeks and peaking at position number 4.[3]

Another recording by the Tony Pastor orchestra (vocal by the Clooney Sisters) also charted. The recording was released by Columbia Records. The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on May 6, 1949, lasting 2 weeks and peaking at position number 12.[4]

All the above recordings are available or were available on their own media, however the song also makes its appearance on some "Best Hits of the 30s and 40s" cassette tapes.

In popular culture[]

The premiere (1969–70) season of Sesame Street included a sketch in which a young adult Muppet named Jack sang "'A' You're Adorable" to his Muppet girlfriend Adrienne while tossing wood letter blocks in the air one at a time as he sang each corresponding letter. At the end of the song, Cookie Monster frightened Adrienne away and demanded the return of his blocks, so Jack picked them up as Cookie ate them one at a time while Jack sang a jumbled reprise of the song.[5]

The Kidsongs Kids sing it in the home video "Baby Animal Songs".

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Perry Como Discography". kokomo.ca. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 98. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 348. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  5. ^ "Classic Sesame Street - A, You're Adorable," YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5zXk5Hh2wk