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UB40 feat. Chrissie Hynde version
In 1985, UB40 (with Chrissie Hynde) covered the song on their album Baggariddim. The song also appeared on The Pretenders' 1987 album The Singles. It reached #1 on the UK charts in August 1985 and #28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
- I Got You Babe 3:08
- UB40 - Theme From Labour Of Love 3:05
- I Got You Babe 3:09
- UB40 - Red Red Wine 5:21
Cher feat. Beavis and Butthead version
In 1993, Cher did a version of her 1965 duet with her then husband Sonny Bono with the American animated characters Beavis and Butthead. The song was the first single from The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience, a compilation comedy album released in 1993 by the Geffen Records, which is one of the fastest selling comedy albums and has officially sold 1,610,000 units and was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA in the United States.  Allmusic reviewed this song by calling it "most interesting" and added "Throughout the song, the duo decide they need a "chick who's older, who's done it a bunch of times," then proposition Cher by making fun of her ex-husband Sonny Bono". The single reached top 40 in the UK and Sweden, as well as the top ten in the Netherlands and Poland.
A funny and psychedelic video was produced which got a lot of MTV airplay. It featured Cher and Beavis and Butthead in a virtual animated world. In the video, the animated pair refer to her former husband Bono as a dork and a wuss, to which Cher agrees. It was placed at number 5 on the "50 Greatest Funny Moments in Music" list made by Vh1 channel in 2004.
- Cher With Beavis And Butt-Head – I Got You Babe (4:00)
- Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe (3:12)
In popular culture and cover versions
The song has been frequently covered and featured in film and television, including Sonny and Cher's own The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. "I Got You Babe" made a bit of a comeback when it was used repeatedly as Phil Connors' alarm clock wake-up music in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. On re-release, the single re-charted in the UK, reaching #66.
- 1967 Manfred Mann on the album The Soul of Mann
- 1968 Etta James on the album Tell Mama
- 1968 Tiny Tim on the album God Bless Tiny Tim
- 1960s or 1970s, French singer and composer Claude François sung the French cover Je t'aime trop toi (Lit. "I love you too much, oh you").
- 1973 David Bowie with Marianne Faithfull on The Midnight Special, released on the bootleg Dollars In Drag: The 1980 Floor Show
- 1975 The Dictators on their album The Dictators Go Girl Crazy!
- 1982 The Ramones' Joey Ramone and Holly and the Italians' Holly Beth Vincent performed the duet.
- 1991 The Cynics' cover from their tribute to Bono, Bonograph, was a Get Hip single, backed with "Bang Bang"; a music video includes photos of Sonny and Cher.
- 1993 Angel'in Heavy Syrup on the album Angel'in Heavy Syrup II.
- 1993 Cher (with Beavis and Butt-head) on the album The Beavis and Butt-head Experience
- 1998 Merril Bainbridge feat. Shaggy for the soundtrack album to the Johnathon Schaech film Welcome to Woop Woop and the Bainbridge album Between the Days
- 2004 Avid Merrion, along with Patsy Kensit and Davina McCall, released a Christmas single which reached number 5 in the UK charts.
- 2005 Capitol Steps' parody "Sunni and Cher", on the album Four More Years in the Bush Leagues, is based on the song
- 2006 Bradley Joseph, an instrumental arrangement on the album Piano Love Songs
Movies and television
- In a fifth season episode of the CBS sitcom Good Times, Michael Evans (Ralph Carter) and Penny Gordon (Janet Jackson) perform the song, mimicking a performance from The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.
- In The Golden Girls fifth-season episode "An Illegitimate Concern", Sophia (Estelle Getty) and Dorothy (Bea Arthur) dress up as Sonny and Cher, respectively, to rehearse for a mother-daughter talent show, singing "I Got You Babe" while Rose (Betty White) accompanies them on the piano. The episode aired February 12, 1990. Bea Arthur often said later in interviews that this was her favorite moment from the series run.
- In a Full House episode, Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) has Michelle (one or both of the Olsen Twins) sing "I Got You Babe" as they strum on their respective guitars.
- In the Sabrina The Teenage Witch episode "What's News", Sabrina and cat Salem Saberhagen dress as Sonny and Cher to sing "I Got You Babe" in an effort to get her boss and his wife to stop fighting.
- In Harold Ramis's film Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, it is this song to which the main character awakes each repetitive morning on the clock radio.
- Britney Spears appeared on the British comedian Frank Skinner's show and performed the duet with the host.
- In Quest for Camelot, Devon and Cornwall sang the last part of "If I Didn't Have You" and Cornwall sang "I Got You Babe".
- Another episode of The Frank Skinner Show featured the incongruous pairing of Ron Jeremy and Mo Mowlam.
- Then-married Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson close The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour special, already very much in the style of Sonny and Cher, singing the duet.
- The Rolling Stones donned costumes and lip synched to the original version of the song in a 1965 special taped for Ready Steady Go! .
- New York City-based television show Duets with Deni (also carried on the internet) which regularly features local songwriters and musicians, Deni Bonet and Robyn Hitchcock sing the song from Deni's apartment.
- In the Eli Stone episode "I Want Your Sex", in a vision of the title character, Taylor Wethersby (Natasha Henstridge) and Matt Dowd (Sam Jaeger) sing it. It is later revealed that Matt's cat was named Sonny Bono.
- In Delta Farce (2008), Sgt. Kilgore (Keith David) is forced to sing "I Got You Babe" with the villain Carlos Santana's gay nephew, Ruben (Joe Nunez).
- In the Boy Meets World (1999) episode "Cutting The Cord", Shawn (Rider Strong) sings the song with his new girlfriend in a karaoke contest.
- In an episode of Blossom, Blossom dreams that she and Anthony are homeless on the street and playing the song for passers-by when Sonny Bono, in a cameo appearance, angry that they stole his song, takes away the money people tossed into their cup.
- In The Simpsons episode "Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily", after Ned Flanders and wife Maude adopt the Simpson children, they sing a lyrically altered version to Maggie: "They say your folks can't pay the rent/ So we're watching you by act of government/ Well, I don't know if the allegations are true/ But you got us and baby we got you/ Babe, we got you babe."
- In the Histeria! episode "Tribute to Tyrants", a cartoon version of Cher sings a similar song with Atilla the Hun, called "Me Got You Hun".
- In the Ugly Betty episode "In or Out", Betty Suarez and Daniel Meade sing a karaoke version.
- In Better Off Ted episode "Change We Can't Believe In", Ted and Veronica sing the song over the newly installed PA system.
- In the Mad Men season 4 finale, set in October 1965, the original recording played over the final scene of Don Draper lying awake in bed in his Greenwich Village apartment with his new fiancee Megan asleep at his side and continued to play during the closing credits.
- In series 2, episode 4, of American Dad!, Roger wakes up via his alarm clock to "I Got You Babe". He proceeds to get drunk and destroy his television.
- Appears in the film Me Without You (2001).
- In the Man from U.N.C.L.E. episode "The Hot Number Affair", the song plays under the scene where Sonny and Cher appear on screen together for the first time.
- In the episode "Chicago Hope" of Home Improvement, Tim and Jill sing "I Got You Babe" on a karaoke machine in Chicago.
- In the Misfits episode seven of season three, Seth's alarm clock plays "I Got You Babe".
- In the episode of House "We Need the Eggs," Park and her friend are singing the song together at the end.
- In the episode of Step by Step, "Locket Man," Rich sings "I Got You Babe" to reclaim Dana's affections in a restaurant. As the credits roll, the two are shown dressed as Sonny and Cher singing the duet.
- In the 2011 movie Jack & Jill, a shortened version plays over the opening credits.
- In the American remake of Les Visiteurs, Just Visiting; Andre and Angelique drive towards Las Vegas while the song ends and cuts to black, ending the movie.
- In the episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Love Car Displacement," Bernadette and Howard begin to sing "I Got You Babe" as a duet.
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