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"
Released1967
Format7" single
GenreSoul
Length2:44
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(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)
"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
US Billboard Hot 100 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 52 – The Soul Reformation: Phase three, soul music at the summit. [Part 8] : UNT Digital Library" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries. Track 2.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 215.

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