Fool For You

Album: The Lady Killer (2010)


  • Cee-Lo enlisted Phillip Bailey on co-vocals for this rant about how guys easily become fools for women. Bailey is a long-time member of the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire and also has had several solo hits, the best known being his collaboration with Phil Collins, "Easy Lover."

    Cee-Lo bigged up his collaborator in an interview with "I just love Philip Bailey so much. He's just like my all-time favorite vocalist and his soul and sweet spirit, I just wanted to meet him, reach out to him, embrace him, just let him know that he was appreciated and if he would honor me by lending his vocals."
  • Long-time Cee-Lo collaborator Jack Splash produced this tune. Splash and Green's previous credits together include "T.O.N.Y.," which the pair penned for Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles in 2008.
  • The song has been around since the mid 2000s when Jamie Foxx recorded it but didn't use it for his album. Cee Lo told "I know Jamie doesn't mind me saying this 'cause me and Jamie are very cool." He added: "Everybody still loves that song. It has that staying power."
  • The single version of the track features guest vocals from Melanie Fiona. The Canadian R&B/Soul singer-songwriter is best known for her hits singles "Give It To Me Right" and "It Kills Me."
  • Melanie Fiona first met Green during the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards. Her lyrics for this song were a last minute job - she scribbled them down on her way to the studio session.
  • This won the awards for Best R&B Song and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance at the 2012 Grammys.


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