Boyz II Men Covers the Classic Song “Cutie Pie” in a New Way

Boyz II Men Covers the Classic Song “Cutie Pie” in a New Way

It’s officially February! There is so much to celebrate this month: Black History Month, Setsubun/Groundhog Day, and, of course, Valentine. Kicking off this week’s #SongLyricsSunday is a prompt of pet names for your significant other: Babe/Cutie/Doll/Honey/Sweetie.

There are so many good choices of tunes that relate to this week’s prompt, like the classic Sonny and Cher song. However, I chose a different tune, a modern cover an 80s song that I never heard before: “Cutie Pie” by Boyz II Men.

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Going Back to the Future with Boyz II Men

“Cutie Pie” was originally sung by the American R&B and funk band One Way. It was the only song by the band to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released in 1982. Because of their obscurity on the American music scene, I have never really heard of them until I did researched for this post. However, after listening to the original “Cutie Pie”, I have to check out more of One Way’s discography as I enjoy their sound: electric funk with dabs of disco.

Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men updated the song to a modern R&B vibe for their 2004 cover album Throwback, Vol. 1. I have to admit, I do really enjoy Boyz II Men’s cover of the song more than the original. Maybe it is because I grew up with the 2000s R&B sound. Or maybe, because I also adore Boyz II Men, who are super talented with their musicality and vocals (and also have wonderful songs).

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Between the deep funky electronic bass synthesizer and the cool vocals from the members, Boyz II Men’s rendition of “Cutie Pie” is a groovy love tune for the young or the old.

Lyrics For Boyz II Men’s “Cutie Pie”

Cutie pie
You’re the reason why
I love you so
I don’t want you to go

You’re the girl who makes me feel so good
Cutie pie

Cutie pie
You brighten up my day
Impossible
For me to stay away

Lately hazy
Girl, I’m goin’ ’round
I want you to know
How much I love you so
Lately hazy
Girl, I’m goin’ ’round
I want you to see
How much you mean to me

You’re the girl who makes me feel so good
Cutie pie

Cutie pie
You really pick me up
‘Til I can’t, darling
Hardly get enough

You’re the girl who makes me feel so good
Cutie pie
Oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah yeah yeah

Cutie pie
You’re the reason why
I’m full of joy
Since you came into my life

Lately hazy
Girl, I’m goin’ ’round
I want you to know
How much I love you so
Lately hazy
Girl, I’m goin’ ’round
Want you to see
How much you mean to me

You’re the girl who makes me feel so good, yeah yeah
Oh yeah, oh…

You’re the girl who makes me feel so good
Cutie pie
You’re my cutie pie
Who makes me feel so good

You’re the girl who makes me feel good
Cutie pie

You’re the girl who makes me feel good
Cutie pie
You’re my cutie pie
Who makes me feel so good

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You’re the girl who makes me feel good
Cutie pie
Oh yeah, oh…


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This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. Glad they kept the synthesizers while putting their own sound to it! 🙂

  2. I like the music in this. This is a little more “hard core” than I’m using to hearing from Boys II Men. Good one to dance to.

  3. Interesting. I don’t think I’ve heard of One Way either.

  4. I didn’t know they covered this song! See, I love both one way and boots II men, but I’ve always loved boys II men more. I like their cover of this song more than the original for sure!!!

  5. I love Boyz II Men. I actually heard one of their songs recently and boy did it bring back some memories.

  6. Boyz II Men are one of the few groups that make any song sound swoon worthy. I loved them when I was young, I still love them now that I am older.

  7. Have never heard the original or the cover before now! I think I’m with you on the cover though! I like it more too.

  8. I’ve always loved them! Thanks for sharing

  9. Now, this is a song! I love Boyz 2 Men!

  10. i love boyz II men. it is on how they blend their voice and also act while singing that impress me most.

  11. I have never heard any of these bands/singer. Going to check them out.

  12. I have never heard of this song before but I am sure it’s a good song to listen because it sing or perform by Boyz II men.

  13. Another new song and bad for me. Thank you for sharing x

  14. This is a very catchy tune. I didn’t know that Boys II Men covered it. I remember listening to them when I was a teen.

  15. I will always love Boyz II Men. They never go out of style. I really like their cover of this song.

  16. Love the lyrics and the melody. Boyz2Men is such a classy band with cool songs and I hope they make more lovely music for us all.

  17. I had to save this for my future reference. Thank you.

  18. Boys II Men is always such a classic. They will always be amazing!

  19. Thanks for suggesting this song. A new addition to my playlist.

  20. Seems like I missed out on this band in my beautiful music collection. The cover is exceptional than most of these available on the internet.

  21. Such a catchy cover! I’m excited to explore more songs by this band, I hadn’t heard of the Boyz ii Men before. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  22. I never listen to this track. I will definitely going to listen.

  23. I’m a 90’s kind and I love Boys’ two men songs! I would love to check this song title Cutie Pie 🙂

  24. ‘You’re the girl who makes me feel good
    Cutie pie’… That’s my favorite part of the song…

  25. The mere mention of Boys 2 Men excites me. I grew up listening to them.

  26. Boys 2 Men is my group. I love that song. Thank you for this great post.

  27. Is there anything Boys II Men touches that isn’t good. I really this version. Thanks for sharing it.

  28. Super old school! I love it! Boyz II Men’s a cappella songs are my fave!!

  29. I love Boys II Men! I need to check it out they have such a soulful voice!

  30. Great Music and lyric! I never heard about them and their music before. Thank you for the share.

  31. Never heard them before but will check them out osmetime. What a wonderful cover of such nice song.

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