I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

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"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
Song by Bob Dylan
from the album John Wesley Harding
Released December 27, 1967
Recorded November 29, 1967
Genre Country[1]
Length 2:34
Label Columbia
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"
Released October 29, 1990 (1990-10-29)
Format CD single, CD maxi,
7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1990
Genre Reggae
Length 3:26
Label EMI
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)
"Wear You to the Ball"
(1990)
"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
(1990)
"Impossible Love"
(1991)
Robert Palmer singles chronology
Life in Detail
(1990) Life in Detail1990
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
(1990) String Module Error: Match not found1990
You're Amazing
(1990) You're Amazing1990

"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.

The song has been covered by many artists, most notably by Robert Palmer and UB40 in 1990.

Robert Palmer and UB 40 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, Switzerland, Netherlands and Austria where it reached the top ten on the singles charts, and also secured a number six placing in the UK.

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
Us Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[2] 24
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 4
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 5
Dutch Top 40[4] 5
French SNEP Singles Chart[3] 25
German Singles Chart[3] 14
Irish Singles Chart[5] 6
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 1
Swedish Singles Chart[3] 11
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 5
UK Singles Chart[6] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Austrian Singles Chart[7] 26
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 40
Swiss Singles Chart[9] 14

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice
New Zealand RIANZ number-one single
February 1, 1991 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Do The Bartman" by The Simpsons

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. ^ Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  3. ^ a b c d e f "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 12, 2008)
  4. ^ Nederlandse Top 40 Top40.nl (Retrieved June 08, 2009)
  5. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  6. ^ "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" Chartstats.com (Retrieved February 12, 2008)
  7. ^ 1991 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at Archived 2008-06-10 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved August 9, 2008)
  8. ^ "End of Year Charts 1991". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  9. ^ 1991 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved August 9, 2008)

External links[edit]