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Don't Be Cruel turned Bobby Brown from the bad boy of New Edition into a global solo superstar. The best-selling album of 1989, Don't Be Cruel spun off five Top 10 hits-the title track (R&B #1/Pop #8), "My Prerogative" (R&B/Pop #1), "Roni" (R&B #2/Pop #3), "Every Little Step" (R&B #1/Pop #3), "Rock Wit'cha" (R&B #3/Pop #7)-an incredible run interrupted only by Bobby's own Ghostbusters II hit "On Our Own" (R&B #1/Pop #2). But perhaps even more important and culturally significant is how Don't Be Cruel, as a whole, brought a new sense of possibility to the music world. After Don't Be Cruel, it was not only acceptable-but expected-for Black music to fuse R&B with hip-hop. And "crossover" was no longer about making sounds tailored to the taste of white middle-class teens. It was now selling unadulterated Black youth culture to audiences around the world. Celebrate Don't Be Cruel's 35th Anniversary with the album's first-ever physical deluxe edition reissue, featuring 17 bonus tracks.
Don't Be Cruel turned Bobby Brown from the bad boy of New Edition into a global solo superstar. The best-selling album of 1989, Don't Be Cruel spun off five Top 10 hits-the title track (R&B #1/Pop #8), "My Prerogative" (R&B/Pop #1), "Roni" (R&B #2/Pop #3), "Every Little Step" (R&B #1/Pop #3), "Rock Wit'cha" (R&B #3/Pop #7)-an incredible run interrupted only by Bobby's own Ghostbusters II hit "On Our Own" (R&B #1/Pop #2). But perhaps even more important and culturally significant is how Don't Be Cruel, as a whole, brought a new sense of possibility to the music world. After Don't Be Cruel, it was not only acceptable-but expected-for Black music to fuse R&B with hip-hop. And "crossover" was no longer about making sounds tailored to the taste of white middle-class teens. It was now selling unadulterated Black youth culture to audiences around the world. Celebrate Don't Be Cruel's 35th Anniversary with the album's first-ever physical deluxe edition reissue, featuring 17 bonus tracks.
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Don't Be Cruel - 35th Anniversary 2 Cd Deluxe Ed.
Artist: Bobby Brown
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Cruel Prelude
2. Don't Be Cruel
3. My Prerogative
4. Roni
5. Rock Wit'cha
6. Every Little Step
7. I'll Be Good to You
8. Take It Slow
9. All Day All Night
10. I Really Love You Girl
11. Cruel Reprise
12. We're Back
13. On Our Own (Without Rap)
14. My Prerogative (7" Edit)
15. Every Little Step (With Rap)
16. Don't Be Cruel (A Cappella)
17. Roni (Cussapella)
18. Don't Be Cruel (Promo Remix By Louil Silas, Jr.)
19. My Prerogative (Extended Remix)
20. Roni (Pebbarone Mix)
21. Rock Wit'cha (Quiet Storm)
22. Every Little Step (Uptown Mix)
23. On Our Own (Extended Club Version)
24. Don't Be Cruel (Extended) (The Rapacious Mix)
25. My Prerogative (Joe T. Vannelli Light Mix)
26. Rock Wit'cha (Extended Version)
27. Roni (Extended Version)
28. Every Little Step (Extended Version)

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Don't Be Cruel turned Bobby Brown from the bad boy of New Edition into a global solo superstar. The best-selling album of 1989, Don't Be Cruel spun off five Top 10 hits-the title track (R&B #1/Pop #8), "My Prerogative" (R&B/Pop #1), "Roni" (R&B #2/Pop #3), "Every Little Step" (R&B #1/Pop #3), "Rock Wit'cha" (R&B #3/Pop #7)-an incredible run interrupted only by Bobby's own Ghostbusters II hit "On Our Own" (R&B #1/Pop #2). But perhaps even more important and culturally significant is how Don't Be Cruel, as a whole, brought a new sense of possibility to the music world. After Don't Be Cruel, it was not only acceptable-but expected-for Black music to fuse R&B with hip-hop. And "crossover" was no longer about making sounds tailored to the taste of white middle-class teens. It was now selling unadulterated Black youth culture to audiences around the world. Celebrate Don't Be Cruel's 35th Anniversary with the album's first-ever physical deluxe edition reissue, featuring 17 bonus tracks.


        
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