Baby Now That I've Found You

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"Baby, Now That I've Found You"
Baby, Now That I've Found You - The Foundations.jpg
Single by The Foundations
from the album From the Foundations
B-side"Come on Back to Me"
ReleasedSummer 1967 (UK)[1]
December 1967 (North America)
LabelPye,[2] Uni
Songwriter(s)Tony Macaulay, John MacLeod[2]
Producer(s)Tony Macaulay[2]
The Foundations singles chronology
"Baby, Now That I've Found You"
"Back on My Feet Again"
Official audio
"Baby Now That I've Found You" on YouTube

"Baby, Now That I've Found You" is a song written by Tony Macaulay and John MacLeod,[2] and performed by the Foundations. Part of the song was written in the same bar of a Soho tavern where Karl Marx is supposed to have written Das Kapital.[3] The lyrics are a plea that an unnamed subject not break up with the singer.

Original recording and the Foundations[edit]

In 1967 the Foundations released the song as their début single. After receiving airplay on the newly launched BBC Radio 1, it met with great success, becoming a number 11 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in November 1967.[4] The song also reached number 1 on the Canadian RPM magazine charts on 10 February 1968.

Another version of the song was recorded by the Foundations in 1968, featuring Colin Young, Clem Curtis' replacement. This was on a Marble Arch album that featured newer stereo versions of their previous hits.[3]

Clem Curtis, the original lead singer of the band, recorded his own version which was released on the Opium label OPIN 001 as a 7" single and a 12" version OPINT001 in 1987.[5] In the late 1980s, Clem Curtis and Alan Warner teamed up to recut "Baby, Now That I've Found You" and "Build Me Up Buttercup", as well as other hits of the Foundations.[3]

Top Banana, a 1980s pop band from Puerto Rico, also recorded the song.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

Alison Krauss version[edit]

"Baby, Now That I've Found You"
Single by Alison Krauss
from the album Now That I've Found You: A Collection
Released18 July 1995
GenreBluegrass, country
Producer(s)Alison Krauss
Union Station
Alison Krauss singles chronology
"When You Say Nothing at All"
"Baby, Now That I've Found You"
"Baby Mine"

In 1995, American bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss released the song as a single from her compilation album Now That I've Found You: A Collection. Her version appeared in the Australian comedy film, The Castle.[17] It peaked at number 49 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[18] The song won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[19] 46
UK Singles (OCC)[20] 95
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[21] 49

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Result
38th Grammy Awards Best Female Country Vocal Performance Won

Other versions[edit]

The song has been covered by a number of other artists. One of the earlier versions was a rocksteady version recorded by Alton Ellis for his 1967 album Sings Rock and Soul.[22] Lana Cantrell recorded it for her 1968 Lana album.[23] The same year The Marble Arch Orchestra recorded an instrumental version of the song for their album Tomorrow's Standards.[24] In 1978 Donny and Marie Osmond recorded it for the soundtrack album for their film Goin' Coconuts.[25] The song was also recorded by Dan Schafer, in 1977 on Tortoise International Records,[26][27] an RCA Records subsidiary.

Dan Schafer 1977 Tortoise International/RCA 45 single

In March 2012, this version was included on the compilation album, Perhaps..the Very Best of Dan Schafer.[28]

In the Philippines the song was recorded by MYMP for their album MYMP Live at the Music Museum. South American artist Daniel Boaventura has also recorded a version which appears on his Songs 4 U album.[29]

Use in film[edit]

The Foundations' recording of the song appeared on the soundtrack to the film Shallow Hal. The Alison Krauss version was featured in the 1997 Australian comedy, The Castle.[17] Her rendition was also featured in the end credits of the 2001 film Delivering Milo.

Singles released[edit]

  • The Foundations – "Baby, Now That I've Found You" / "Come on Back to Me", PYE 7N 17366 (UK), 1967
  • The Foundations – "Baby, Now That I've Found You" / "Build Me Up Buttercup", Flashbacks FBS6 (UK)
  • The Foundations – "Build Me Up Buttercup" / "Baby, Now That I've Found You", Eric 192
  • Big Ben (Ben Atkins) – "Baby, Now That I've Found You" / "Would I Better Gone ?", Enterprise ENA-9061, 1972[30]
  • Vicki Sue Robinson – "Baby, Now That I've Found You" / "Thanks A Million", RCA 10282, 1975[31]
  • Dan Schafer – "Baby, Now That I've Found You", RCA/Tortoise International, Inc VB 11292, 1977[26][27]
  • Clem Curtis & The Foundations – "Baby Now That I've Found You" (Extended Version) / "Baby Now That I've Found You" (7" Version), Baby Now That I've Found You (Busk Mix) Opium Records OPINT 001, 1987[5]
  • Any Trouble – "Baby, Now That I've Found You" / "Bricks & Mortar", EMI America EA 166, (US) 1984
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station – "Baby, Now That I've Found You" / "Oh, Atlanta" / "Every Time You Say Goodbye", CRCDS 4 (Holland), 1995 (CD single)
  • Lauren Waterworth – "Baby, Now That I've Found You" / "Baby, Now That I've Found You"


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