Baby I Love You (Aretha Franklin song)

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"Baby I Love You"
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Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Aretha Arrives
B-side "Goin' Down Slow"
Released 1967
Format 7" single
Genre Soul
Length 2:44
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Ronnie Shannon
Producer(s) Jerry Wexler
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Respect"
(1967)
"Baby I Love You"
(1967)
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
(1967)

"Baby I Love You" is a popular song by R&B singer Aretha Franklin.[1] The only single release from her Aretha Arrives album in 1967, the song was a huge hit, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and spending two weeks at number-one on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart. It was featured in Martin Scorsese's 1990 film Goodfellas.[2] A live recording featured on the album Aretha in Paris (1968). There have been several other famous musicians who have covered Aretha Franklin's "Baby I Love You", such as Lisa Marie Presley in 1989, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack in 1972, B.B. King, The Bar-Kays in 1971, Erma Franklin in 1969, Irma Thomas in 1988, and Otis Rush in 1969 and various other musicians. In 2012, Christine Anu covered the song on her album, Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook.

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues 1 (2 weeks)

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Preceded by
"I Was Made to Love Her" by Stevie Wonder
Billboard's Hot Rhythm & Blues number one single
August 26 - September 2, 1967
Succeeded by
"Cold Sweat" by James Brown