I'm in You (song)
|"I'm in You"|
|Single by Peter Frampton|
|from the album I'm in You|
|B-side||"St. Thomas (Don't You Know How I Feel)"|
|Peter Frampton singles chronology|
"I'm in You" is the hit title song released by Peter Frampton as a single from his album I'm in You, released in 1977. It rose to No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Cash Box Top 100 and in Canada, becoming his most successful single. The song was kept from reaching the top spot on Billboard by Andy Gibb's I Just Want to Be Your Everything. "I'm in You" is ranked as the 42nd biggest hit of 1977.
Writing and recording
The song is about Frampton being recently separated from his first wife, the model Mary Lovett.
This title song is mostly a keyboard driven number, featuring background vocals from Mick Jagger, with the sound of a Baldwin Piano, Moog synthesizer, ARP String Synthesizer, Gibson Les Paul, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion and vocals. It is therefore omitted from the setlist of his live performances of "Frampton's Guitar Circus," in spite of being his greatest hit.
The song was the inspiration for the song "I Have Been In You" by Frank Zappa, which appeared on his 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti. When Zappa would perform the song live he would make reference to the crowd about this record and tease Frampton and ask the audience "Is this guy kidding"? A 13-minute version of the song appears on the posthumous release Hammersmith Odeon.
Weekly singles charts
- Peter Frampton - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, vocals
- Bob Mayo - Moog synthesizer
- Stevie Wonder - ARP String Synthesizer
- Stanley Sheldon - bass guitar
- John Siomos - drums, percussion
- Mick Jagger - background vocals
- Watson, Ben (1994). Frank Zappa: the Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play. Quartet. p. 353. ISBN 0-704-37066-2.