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Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel (1988)

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"Don't Be Cruel" is a song recorded by American singer Bobby Brown. Taken from his second and most successful album as its ...

"Don't Be Cruel" is a song recorded by American singer Bobby Brown. Taken from his second and most successful album as its title track, the song was written and produced by the songwriting and production duo Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Antonio "L.A." Reid, with additional writing by Daryl Simmons.

Chart performance

"Don't Be Cruel" was Brown's second single to reach the top position of the R&B chart where it remained for two weeks. As a pop crossover, it rose from number 59 to number 49, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the week of August 13, 1988 but it took two months to finally peak at number eight the week of October 15, 1988.

Music video

The music video was filmed in Boston in May 1988. It is similar to Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel", in which a man eagerly pursues the love of a lady on a blue-lit city street.

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