Sweet Baby (Macy Gray song)

"Sweet Baby"
Single by Macy Gray featuring Erykah Badu
from the album The Id
B-side "Better Where You Are"
Released September 3, 2001 (2001-09-03)
Recorded 2001
Genre Soul
Length 3:49
Label Epic
  • Macy Gray
  • Joe Solo
  • Darryl Swann
  • Macy Gray
Macy Gray singles chronology
"Why Didn't You Call Me"
"Sweet Baby"
"Sexual Revolution"
Erykah Badu chronology
"Sweet Baby"
"Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)"

"Sweet Baby" is the lead single from Macy Gray's second studio album The Id, released in 2001. The single is a collaboration with Erykah Badu, who was a featured vocalist, and John Frusciante from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who played the guitar.

In the UK, "Sweet Baby" became Gray's third highest-charting single behind "Still" and "I Try", peaking at number twenty-three on the UK Singles Chart. The single was also a hit in Canada peaking at number sixteen on the Canadian Singles Chart. "Sweet Baby" also peaked at number twenty-four on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart in the United States and number thirty-nine in Australia.

"Sweet Baby" was released on one CD format and a 12" vinyl format in the UK. The CD single contained a previously unreleased track named "Better Where You Are".

Track listings

CD single
  1. "Sweet Baby" (featuring Erykah Badu)
  2. "Sweet Baby" (8 Jam Remix featuring Erykah Badu)
  3. "Better Where You Are"
  4. "Sweet Baby" (Video)
Australian CD single
  1. "Sweet Baby" (featuring Erykah Badu) – 3:50
  2. "Better Where You Are" – 4:14
  3. "Que Sera" – 6:20
  4. "If This Is Luv" – 4:05
12" single
  1. "Sweet Baby" (8 Jam Remix featuring Erykah Badu)
  2. "Hey Young World Part 2" (featuring Slick Rick)
  3. "Sweet Baby" (featuring Erykah Badu)


Chart (2001) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 39
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 16
Dutch Top 40[3] 40
Irish Singles Chart[4] 43
Italian Singles Chart[1] 18
New Zealand Singles Chart[1] 12
Romanian Top 100[5] 89
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 36
UK Singles Chart[6] 23
US Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks[2] 24


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  2. 1 2 "The Id > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  3. "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 39 – 2001". Top 40 (in Dutch). Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  4. "irishcharts.com – Discography Macy Gray". irishcharts.com. Retrieved 2009-10-08.
  5. "Romanian Top 100". Vento Consultanta SRL (in Romanian). Archived from the original on June 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-22.
  6. "Chart Stats – Macy Gray featuring Erykah Badu – Sweet Baby". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
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