I Love the Way You Love Me

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"I Love the Way You Love Me"
Single by John Michael Montgomery
from the album Life's a Dance
Released March 1, 1993
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:01
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Victoria Shaw, Chuck Cannon
Producer(s) Doug Johnson
John Michael Montgomery singles chronology
"Life's a Dance"
(1992)
"I Love the Way You Love Me"
(1993)
"Beer and Bones"
(1993)

"I Love the Way You Love Me" is a song written by Victoria Shaw and Chuck Cannon, and recorded by American country music singer John Michael Montgomery. It was released in March 1993 as the second single from his debut album, Life's a Dance. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It became Montgomery's first number-one single and was named Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marc Ball and premiered in early 1993.

Chart positions[edit]

"I Love the Way You Love Me" debuted at number 63 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 13, 1993.

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 60
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 7
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 9
Preceded by
"Alibis"
by Tracy Lawrence
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

May 15–29, 1993
Succeeded by
"Should've Been a Cowboy"
by Toby Keith
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 29 – June 5, 1993
Succeeded by
"Ain't That Lonely Yet"
by Dwight Yoakam

Boyzone version[edit]

"I Love the Way You Love Me"
Single by Boyzone
from the album Where We Belong
Released 23 November 1998
Genre Pop
Label Polydor
Producer(s) Steve Mac
Boyzone singles chronology
"No Matter What"
(1998)
"I Love the Way You Love Me"
(1998)
"When the Going Gets Tough"
(1999)

I Love the Way You Love Me was covered by the Irish Boyband Boyzone. It was released in November 1998 as the fifth single from their third album, Where We Belong. The song has received a Gold certification for shipping of 400,000 unites in the UK.[7] The song became popular after its inclusion in an episode of EastEnders.[citation needed]

Tracklisting[edit]

CD1
  1. "I Love The Way You Love Me"
  2. "Waiting For You"
  3. "Let The Message Run Free"
CD2 (In Limited Edition Digipak)
  1. "I Love The Way You Love Me"
  2. "Grease Medley"
  3. "No Matter What" (Live From Wembley)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (1998-1999) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 36
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[10] 7
Germany (Media Control Charts)[11] 50
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 24
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[15] 16
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 43
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[18] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Gold 400,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Heartbeat/Tragedy" by Steps
New Zealand Singles Chart
April 4, 1999 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears

References[edit]

  1. ^ ACMs – Previous Winners – Song of the Year
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 0963." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 29, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "John Michael Montgomery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for John Michael Montgomery.
  4. ^ "John Michael Montgomery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Michael Montgomery.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "British certifications – I Love the Way You Love Me". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter I Love the Way You Love Me in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Click Search
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ Eurochart peak
  11. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Boyzone > I Love the Way You Love Me – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. ^ Irishcharts.ie
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Boyzone search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me". VG-lista.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me". Singles Top 60.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved November 23, 2008)
  19. ^ "British single certifications – Boyzone – I love the way you love me". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter I love the way you love me in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search

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