I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
Song by Bob Dylan
from the album John Wesley Harding
ReleasedDecember 27, 1967
RecordedNovember 29, 1967
GenreCountry[1]
Length2:34
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Bob Dylan
Producer(s)Bob Johnston
John Wesley Harding track listing
"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
I'll be your baby tonight.jpg
Single by Robert Palmer and UB40
from the album Don't Explain
B-side"Deep End"
ReleasedOctober 29, 1990 (1990-10-29)
FormatCD single, CD maxi,
7" single, 12" single
Recorded1990
GenreReggae
Length3:26
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)Bob Dylan
Producer(s)Robert Palmer
UB40 singles chronology
"Wear You to the Ball"
(1990)
"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
(1990)
"Impossible Love"
(1991)
Robert Palmer singles chronology
"Life in Detail"
(1990)
"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
(1990)
"You're Amazing"
(1990)

"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" is a 1967 song by Bob Dylan[1] first released on John Wesley Harding. It features Pete Drake on pedal steel guitar, and two other Nashville musicians, Charlie McCoy on bass guitar and Kenneth Buttrey on drums, both of whom had appeared on Dylan's previous album, Blonde on Blonde.[2]

Dylan first performed the song in concert at the Isle of Wight Festival with The Band on August 31, 1969. Since then, he has included it in more than 400 live performances.[2]

"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" has been covered by many artists, most notably by Robert Palmer with UB40 in 1990.

Robert Palmer and UB40 version[edit]

In 1990, Robert Palmer and UB40 released a cover version of the song. It was released as a single in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. It appears on Robert Palmer's albums Don't Explain and on the 1995 best of The Very Best of. The song was successful, particularly in Australia, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland, reaching the top 10 in these countries, and it also secured a number-six placing in both the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was most successful in New Zealand, where it reached number one for a week in February 1991.

Track listings[edit]

  • 7" single
  1. "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" — 3:26
  2. "Deep End" — 4:33
  • CD single
  1. "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" — 3:26
  2. "Deep End" — 4:33
  • CD maxi
  1. "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" — 3:30
  2. "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (extended version) — 7:25
  3. "Deep End" — 4:33
  • 12" single
  1. "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (extended version) — 7:25
  2. "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" — 3:30
  3. "Deep End" — 4:33

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1991) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 12
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[6] 58
France (SNEP)[7] 25
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 14
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 1
Poland (LP3)[13] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 6
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[17] 24

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[18] 87
Chart (1991) Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[19] 26
Germany (Official German Charts)[20] 48
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[21] 40
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 14

Other recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 10 - Tennessee Firebird: American country music before and after Elvis. [Part 2]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries.
  2. ^ a b Margotin, Philippe; Guesdon, Jean-Michel (October 27, 2015). Bob Dylan: All the Songs - the Story Behind Every Track (First ed.). New York, New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. p. 299. ISBN 9781579129859.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Robert Palmer and UB40 – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Robert Palmer and UB40 – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Robert Palmer and UB40 – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1455." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Robert Palmer and UB40 – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Robert Palmer and UB40 – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 50, 1990" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Robert Palmer and UB40 – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – Robert Palmer and UB40 – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  13. ^ "Notowanie nr467" (in Polish). LP3. February 1, 1991. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Robert Palmer and UB40 – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight". Singles Top 100. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Robert Palmer and UB40 – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  17. ^ "Robert Palmer Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  18. ^ "Jaaroverzichten - Single 1990" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  19. ^ "Jahreshitparade Singles 1991" (in German). Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Singles - Jahrescharts 1991" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  21. ^ "End of Year Charts 1991". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  22. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1991" (in German). Retrieved March 18, 2019.

External links[edit]