|"My Kind of Lady"|
|Single by Supertramp|
|from the album …Famous Last Words…|
|B-side||"Know Who You Are"|
|Writer(s)||Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson|
|Producer||Supertramp, Peter Henderson|
|Supertramp singles chronology|
"My Kind of Lady" was the second single from Supertramp's 1982 album …Famous Last Words…. The song was written by Rick Davies and was a mid-tempo love ballad. The song peaked at #31 on the U.S. charts. The voices were all sung by Davies. The echo-treated and natural sounding voice was sung in Davies' baritone. The falsetto passages were double tracked and mixed with a phaser. Despite being released as a single, the track was not performed live.
The songs writing credits are given to Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson, members of the band, although it is a Davies composition. Like John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, Davies and Hodgson joined writer's credits from 1974 until 1983, when Hodgson left Supertramp to pursue a solo career.
|1.||"My Kind of Lady"||4:12|
|1.||"Know Who You Are"||4:58|
For the video for "My Kind of Lady", the band depicted themselves as a 1950s doo-wop group and 50s rock band. As a result, the band members shaved off their trademark beards and moustaches and cut their hair short. However, Rick Davies and John Helliwell would permanently grow their facial hair back shortly after the video was shot. Roger Hodgson would be seen since with or without facial hair (in fact he only appears in the rock group sequences as he showed up late for the shoot and was not in the doo-wop sequences). Dougie Thomson and Bob Siebenberg have remained clean shaven ever since the video shoot (although Siebenberg had been the only member of Supertramp to appear on every album cover's inner or back sleeve photos clean shaven although he did have facial hair for short stretches in the 1970s).
The video had two different endings. One was a black and white ending with the band playing and the other was in colour with a different angle of the band playing at the end.
|German Singles Chart||74|
|US Billboard Pop Singles||31|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||16|