Rufus Wainwright

Baby

Composed by Rufus Wainwright

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One of the most melancholy ballads on Rufus Wainwright's self-titled debut album, "Baby" is one of the most heartfelt and intense love songs in recent memory. The lush string arrangement by Van Dyke Parks shades the gorgeous melody, which is filled with tricky, slightly quirky major seventh chords, oddly placed. The lyrics are a stream-of-consciousness pleasure, relating the confusing and intoxicating emotions of young love.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Rufus Wainwright 1998 Dreamworks 5:13