Baby I Love You (Aretha Franklin song)

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"Baby I Love You"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Aretha Arrives
B-side "Goin' Down Slow"
Released 1967
Format 7" single
Genre Soul
Length 2:44
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Ronnie Shannon
Producer(s) Jerry Wexler
Certification Gold
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Baby I Love You"
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"

"Baby I Love You" is a popular song by R&B singer Aretha Franklin.[1] It was the only single release from her Aretha Arrives album in 1967, the song was a huge hit. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and spent two weeks at number-one on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart. It was featured in Martin Scorsese's 1990 film Goodfellas.[2] A live recording featured on the album Aretha in Paris (1968). There have been several other famous musicians who have covered Aretha Franklin's "Baby I Love You", such as Lisa Marie Presley in 1989, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack in 1972, B.B. King, The Bar-Kays in 1971, Erma Franklin in 1969, Irma Thomas in 1988, and Otis Rush in 1969 and various other musicians.

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues 1 (2 weeks)


  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 52 – The Soul Reformation: Phase three, soul music at the summit. [Part 8] : UNT Digital Library" (AUDIO). Pop Chronicles.  Track 2.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 215. 

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Preceded by
"I Was Made to Love Her" by Stevie Wonder
Billboard's Hot Rhythm & Blues number one single
August 26 - September 2, 1967
Succeeded by
"Cold Sweat" by James Brown