And I Love You So (song)

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"And I Love You So" is a popular song written by folk singer and guitarist Don McLean and released on his 1970 debut album, Tapestry. Its chorus features an unusual rhyming scheme for a popular song: A-B-B-A versus the usual A-B-C (or A)-B.

Perry Como recording[edit]

"And I Love You So" was a 1973 hit for singer Perry Como on his RCA Victor album of the same name, And I Love You So, reaching No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It would be the last of his many popular recordings, dating back to 1943, to reach the Top 40. It also spent one week at No. 1 on the easy listening chart.[1] It reached No. 2 in South Africa[2] and in Britain, the record reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart on RCA Records and remained on the chart for 35 weeks (the longest of his hits in the UK).[3]

Como also recorded a Spanish version, titled Y te quiero así.[4]

Other recordings[edit]

The song has been recorded by many other artists in the years since McLean's original version:

Other performers who have recorded the song include: Rick Astley, Shirley Bassey, Bobby Goldsboro, Tom T. Hall, Emmylou Harris, Engelbert Humperdinck, Howard Keel, Johnny Mathis, Nana Mouskouri, Olivia Newton-John, Jim Nabors, Helen Reddy, Perry Como, and Bobby Vinton.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 62.
  2. ^ "SA Charts 1965 - 1989 - Songs A-B". rock.co.za. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 117. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ "Perry Como - Te Quiero Asi (1974, Vinyl) | Discogs" https://www.discogs.com/es/Perry-Como-Te-Quiero-Asi/release/8800842
  5. ^ "PEP REVIEW: And I Love You So | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. 2009-08-20. Archived from the original on 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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