Baby, I Love Your Way

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"Baby, I Love Your Way (Live)"
Single by Peter Frampton
from the album Frampton
B-side "It's a Plain Shame"
Released September 1975
Format 7"
Recorded 1975
Genre Soft rock[1]
Length 4:43
3:31 (7" version)
Label A&M 1832
Writer(s) Peter Frampton
Producer(s) Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton singles chronology
"Show Me the Way (live)"
(1975)
"Baby, I Love Your Way (live)"
(1975)
"Do You Feel Like We Do (live)"
(1976)

"Baby, I Love Your Way" is a song written and performed by English singer Peter Frampton. It was released in September 1975 and was first featured on Frampton's 1975 album, Frampton. The song segues from the previous track "Nassau".

A live version of the song was later released on his 1976 multi-platinum album Frampton Comes Alive!, where it gained popularity as a hit song, peaking at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2] It also reached number three in Canada.

Track listing[edit]

7" single - United States (1976)
  1. "Baby, I Love Your Way" - 3:28 (edited from the LP version that runs 4:43)
  2. "It's a Plain Shame" - 4:21

Chart performance[edit]

Big Mountain version[edit]

"Baby, I Love Your Way"
Single by Big Mountain
from the album Unity
Released February 1, 1994
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop, reggae
Length 4:28 (Radio version)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Peter Frampton
Big Mountain singles chronology
"Reggae Inna Summertime"
(1993)
"Baby, I Love Your Way"
(1994)
"I Would Find a Way"
(1995)

The song was covered by the American reggae/pop band Big Mountain in 1994, reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[2] and number 2 on the UK Singles Chart (being kept off the top spot by "Love is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet). Their version achieved major worldwide success, reaching the top ten in many countries across Europe. Their version is featured on the soundtrack for the 1994 movie Reality Bites. In the film itself, Michael Grates (played by Ben Stiller) explains the origins of the Frampton song.

Track listing[edit]

CD single - Europe (1994)
  1. "Baby, I Love Your Way" - 4:28
  2. "Baby, I Love Your Way"(6 Point 6 On The Richter Scale Mix) - 6:54
  3. "Baby, te quiero a tí" - 4:40

Chart performance (Big Mountain version)[edit]

Chart (1994-1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[11] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[12] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[13] 7
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[14] 2
Denmark (IFPI)[15] 1
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[16] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[17] 13
France (SNEP)[18] 7
Germany (Media Control Charts)[19] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[21] 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[22] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[23] 6
Spain (AFYVE)[24] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[25] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 2
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[27] 2
US Billboard Hot 100 6
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 10

Other cover versions[edit]

In Popular Culture[edit]

In Stephen Frears's 2000 film High Fidelity (film), the character Marie DeSalle, played by Lisa Bonet, sings a cover of the song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VH1's 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs". Stereogum. SpinMedia. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ Billboard. 
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". 
  6. ^ New Zealand peak
  7. ^ Steve Huey. "Peter Frampton". AllMusic. 
  8. ^ https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?&file_num=nlc008388.5173a&type=1&interval=50&PHPSESSID=c4iohlocak1l6jitumaufs0l14
  9. ^ http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1976.htm
  10. ^ http://50.6.195.142/archives/70s_files/1976YESP.html
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  14. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 
  15. ^ Billboard July 23, 1994. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  16. ^ Billboard. 
  17. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way" (in French). Les classement single.
  19. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  20. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  21. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Big Mountain search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  22. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way". Top 40 Singles.
  23. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way". VG-lista.
  24. ^ Billboard. 
  25. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way". Singles Top 100.
  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way". Swiss Singles Chart.
  27. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)

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