My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am)

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"My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am)"
Single by Patricia Conroy
from the album Bad Day for Trains
Released May 1992
Genre Country
Length 2:40
Label Warner Music Canada
Writer(s) Gretchen Peters
Producer(s) Pat McMakin
Randall Prescott
Patricia Conroy singles chronology
"Why I'm Walkin'"
(1991)
"My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am)"
(1992)
"Bad Day for Trains"
(1992)

"My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am)" is the title of a song written by American singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters. The song was first recorded by Canadian country music singer Patricia Conroy on her 1992 album, Bad Day for Trains. Her version was released in May 1992 as the first single from her album and peaked at #8 on the RPM Top Country Tracks chart.

Martina McBride version[edit]

"My Baby Loves Me"
Single by Martina McBride
from the album The Way That I Am
B-side "A Woman Knows"[1]
Released July 12, 1993
Format CD single, cassette single
Genre Country
Length 2:36
Label RCA Nashville
Producer(s) Paul Worley, Ed Seay, Martina McBride
Martina McBride singles chronology
"Cheap Whiskey"
(1993)
"My Baby Loves Me"
(1993)
"Life #9"
(1994)
Music video
"My Baby Loves Me" at CMT.com

Martina McBride covered the song in 1993 under the title of "My Baby Loves Me". Her rendition was released in July 1993 as the first single from her 1993 album The Way That I Am and went reached number-one on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. The song managed to peak at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for one week, kept from the top spot by Garth Brooks's American Honky-Tonk Bar Association.

McBride's version includes slide guitar and six-string bass riffs from Paul Worley, who criticized his own performance on them and said that they "somehow never got erased".[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video was filmed for this version of the song. It was directed by Steven Goldmann.

Chart performance[edit]

Patricia Conroy[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 90

Martina McBride[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 55
Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[8] 20
Preceded by
"I'm Somebody"
by Charlie Major
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 18-December 25, 1993
Succeeded by
"Guitar Talk"
by Michelle Wright

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 262. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Greatest Hits (CD booklet). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2001. 67012. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2017." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 1, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2331." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Martina McBride Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Martina McBride.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.