'A' You're Adorable

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"'A' You're Adorable"
Published 1948
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.

The most well-known version was recorded by Perry Como, with The Fontane Sisters on March 1, 1949, 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.[1]

Another recording by the Tony Pastor orchestra 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 22.

The song formed the basis for a Morecambe and Wise sketch, where Eric Morecambe started with "A you're adorable, B you're so beautiful" and then randomly chose letters such as J, Q or Z to fox Ernie Wise.

In a Star Trek: The Next Generation DVD extra, Patrick Stewart, as Jean-Luc Picard, sings the song with slightly altered lyrics.

The song was also performed by an Anything Muppet on Sesame Street to his girlfriend, who is then scared off by Cookie Monster.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research. 
  2. ^ "Supertramp – Crime Of The Century (Vinyl, LP, Album, LP, Album) at Discogs". Archived from the original on 2015-04-27. Retrieved 2015-04-20.