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Simple Pleasures (Bobby McFerrin album)

Simple Pleasures is the fourth studio album by American singer and musician Bobby McFerrin. It was his commercial breakthrough album, containing the hit single "Don't Worry, Be Happy," also featured in the film Cocktail.

Simple Pleasures
Simple Pleasures cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 5, 1988
Recorded1987-88
GenreVocal, a cappella, jazz
Length33:50
LanguageEnglish
LabelManhattan
ProducerLinda Goldstein
Bobby McFerrin chronology
Elephant's Child
(1987)
Simple Pleasures
(1988)
Don't Worry, Be Happy
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Village VoiceB–[2]

Simple Pleasures has gone triple platinum, with "Don't Worry, Be Happy" winning the 1988 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal.[3]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Bobby McFerrin except where noted.

Side One
No.TitleLength
1."Don't Worry, Be Happy"4:54
2."All I Want"2:56
3."Drive My Car" (Lennon-McCartney)2:44
4."Simple Pleasures"2:08
5."Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Artie Resnick)2:58
Side Two
No.TitleLength
6."Come to Me"3:38
7."Susie-Q" (Eleanor Broadwater, Dale Hawkins, Stan Lewis)2:50
8."Drive"3:58
9."Them Changes" (Buddy Miles)3:55
10."Sunshine of Your Love" (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton)3:43

PersonnelEdit

  • Bobby McFerrin - all vocals
  • Chris Tergesen - engineer
  • Carol Friedman - photography
  • Henry Marquez - art direction

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 29, 1988). "Christgau's Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Don't Worry, Be Happy". Bobby McFerrin. Retrieved 2012-09-08.