But I Do Love You

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"But I Do Love You"
Single by LeAnn Rimes
from the album Coyote Ugly and I Need You
A-side Can't Fight the Moonlight
Released February 9, 2001 (2001-02-09) (US)
February 11, 2002 (2002-02-11) (UK)
Format CD single, cassette tape, digital download
Recorded 2000
Genre Country
Length 3:20
Label Curb
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
LeAnn Rimes singles chronology
"Can't Fight the Moonlight"
(2000)
"But I Do Love You"
(2001)
"God Bless America"
(2001)

"But I Do Love You" is a song recorded by American country music artist LeAnn Rimes. It was released in the US as a single from the Coyote Ugly soundtrack on February 9, 2001 and in the UK on February 11, 2002. The song was written by Diane Warren.

The song was featured on Rimes' 2002 compilation album, I Need You with the Almighty Radio Edit featured as a bonus track, the Almighty Radio Edit was later included on the More Music from Coyote Ugly in 2003. In 2004, the song was featured on The Best of LeAnn Rimes with the Almighty Radio Edit featured on the remix edition.

It peaked at number eighteen on the US Billboard Country Songs chart. Internationally it peaked at twenty on UK Singles Chart and forty-eight on the Irish Singles Chart.

Background[edit]

The song is from the 2000 film Coyote Ugly and was originally intended to be sung by American stage, film and television actress, Piper Perabo, but after her audition to sing "Can't Fight the Moonlight" and watching the film, American country pop artist LeAnn Rimes decided to record all the songs for the film and provide the singing voice for Perabo.[1] The theatrical trailer for the film included Perabo's original recording of the song prior to Rimes recording it.[2]

Release[edit]

"But I Do Love You" was first released on the soundtrack for Coyote Ugly on August 1, 2000.[3] It was later released as a B-side track to the single "Can't Fight the Moonlight" on August 22, 2000.[4] The song was released to country radio in the U.S. on February 9, 2001.[5] It was released in the UK on February 11, 2002[6] In March of 2002 it was included on Rimes' compilation album, I Need You, with the Almighty Radio Edit included as a bonus track.[7] In 2003, the Almighty Radio Edit of the song would be included on the More Music from Coyote Ugly soundtrack on January 28, 2003.[8] In 2004, the song was included on The Best of LeAnn Rimes,[9] while the Almighty Radio Edit was released on the remixed edition.[10]

Composition[edit]

A twenty-nine second sample of Rimes' "But I Do Love You", from the Coyote Ugly soundtrack.

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"But I Do Love You" is a country[citation needed] song of three minutes and twenty seconds. It was written by Diane Warren and recorded by LeAnn Rimes. The song is written in the key of C major with Rimes' vocals spanning two octaves, from B3 to B4[11] The song is produced by Trevor Horn with executive production by Jerry Bruckheimer, Kathy Nelson and Mike Curb. Orchestral arrangements were done by David Campbell with engineering and mixing done by Steve MacMillan. Additional engineering was done by Tim Weidner, Greg Hunt, Gary Leach and Austin Deptula.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received a favorable review from Deborah Evans Price of Billboard, who wrote that "Rimes is an ever-evolving stylist of the first degree, and she nails this catchy midtempo track from start to finish."[13] Another review in Billboard, from 2000, stated that the song is "beautifully written" and that it is "AC-hitworthy."[14] Heather Phares of Allmusic considered the song a "Jewel-esque love song".[15]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number sixty on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of February 24, 2001[16] and peaked at number eighteen.[17]

Internationally the song peaked at number twenty on the UK Singles Chart[18] and number forty-eight on the Irish Singles Chart.[19]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single[6]
  1. But I Do Love You — 3:20
  2. But I Do Love You (Ian Van Dahl Radio Edit) — 3:35
  3. Can't Fight the Moonlight (Latino Mix) — 3:35
Digital Download[20]
  1. But I Do Love You (Almighty Radio Edit) — 4:05
  2. But I Do Love You (Almighty Extended Mix) — 7:14
  3. But I Do Love You (Ian Van Dahl Radio Edit) — 3:35
  4. But I Do Love You (Ian Van Dahl Extended Mix) — 8:10
US "Can't Fight the Moonlight" CD/Cassette tape single[4]
  1. "Can't Fight the Moonlight" — 3:35
  2. "But I Do Love You" — 3:20

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 20
Irish Singles Chart[19] 48
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[21] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[22] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coyote Ugly (DVD) Touchstone Pictures. 2000. "Inside the Songs" bonus feature.
  2. ^ Coyote Ugly (DVD) Touchstone Pictures. 2000. "Theatrical Trailer" bonus feature.
  3. ^ "Coyote Ugly (2000 Film): Various Artists - Soundtrack: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Can't Fight the Moonlight / But I Do Love You: Leann Rimes: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  5. ^ Country Corner. Billboard. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "But I Do Love You: Leann Rimes: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  7. ^ "I Need You: Leann Rimes: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  8. ^ "More Music From Coyote Ugly: Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  9. ^ The Best of LeAnn Rimes references:
  10. ^ "Best of: Remixed: Leann Rimes: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  11. ^ "But I Do Love You LeAnn Rimes Digital Sheet Music". Musicnotes, Inc. Alfred Publishing. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  12. ^ Coyote Ugly (CD). Various Artists. Curb Records. 2000. D2-78703. 
  13. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (February 24, 2001). "Reviews & Previews". Billboard. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  14. ^ Billboard - Google 도서. Books.google.co.kr. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  15. ^ Phares, Heather (2000-08-01). "Coyote Ugly - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  16. ^ "Top Country Songs & Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  17. ^ "LeAnn Rimes Album & Song Chart History: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  18. ^ a b "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  19. ^ a b "Discography: LeAnn Rimes". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  20. ^ "iTunes - Music - But I Do Love You - Remixes - EP by LeAnn Rimes". Itunes.apple.com. 2002-02-26. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  21. ^ "LeAnn Rimes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for LeAnn Rimes. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  22. ^ "LeAnn Rimes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for LeAnn Rimes. Retrieved 2012-08-27.

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