I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You)

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For the 1928 song, featured in "Some Like it Hot", see I Wanna Be Loved by You.

"I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You)" is a 1947 ballad written by [1] and recorded by Savannah Churchill and The Sentimentalists. The single was Savannah Churchill's most successful release on the R&B charts, spending six months on the chart and reaching number one on the R&B Juke Box chart.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Also in 1947, Lionel Hampton and His Hamptonians, reached number two on the R&B Juke Box chart, with their version of the song.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ASCAP entry for the song
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 120. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 244. 
Preceded by
"Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Billboard Most-Played Juke Box Race Records number-one single
May 17, 1947
May 31, 1947
Succeeded by
"Old Maid Boogie" by Eddie Vinson and His Orchestra
"Jack, You're Dead" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five