I'll Make Love to You" is a 1994 number-one hit single by R&B group Boyz II Men for the Motown label. The song, which was written by Babyface, was the lead single from their second album . II
Reception [ edit ]
The single was a massive commercial success. It held the number one position on the
for 14 weeks, from August 27 to November 26, 1994. At the time, the song tied a record for the most weeks at number one that had been set by Billboard Hot 100 Whitney Houston's " I Will Always Love You" in late 1992 and early 1993. Boyz II Men would later break their own record in 1996 with " One Sweet Day", a collaboration with Mariah Carey, which remained at number one on the Hot 100 for 16 weeks beginning in December 1995. "I'll Make Love to You" also topped the U.S. R&B and adult contemporary charts for nine and three weeks, respectively, in 1994. It sold 1,627,000 copies domestically, earning a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of over one million copies.  It also peaked at number 5 in the  United Kingdom.
"I'll Make Love to You" won the 1995
Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and two American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Single and Favorite Soul/R&B Single. It ranks at number 19 on Billboard's All-Time Top 100 Songs. 
Music video [ edit ]
music video featured a woman and a man. The man, whose name is Duane, installs a security system in the woman's house. She later invites him to have a drink, but he's busy. It turns out that she really likes him, likewise as he likes her too. While reading the letter, he begins to slowly take off his clothes, right at the moment in the song where the lyrics say he should. In the end, he writes her a letter, she receives it and reads it: it is a love letter, with the song lyrics. Duane Martin was also featured in the music video.
Track listing [ edit ]
"I'll Make Love To You (Pop Edit)" (3:49)
"I'll Make Love To You (Instrumental)" (5:39)
UK CD single / US maxi-CD 
I'll Make Love To You (Pop Edit) 3:49
I'll Make Love To You (LP Version) 4:07
I'll Make Love To You (Instrumental) 5:39
I'll Make Love To You (Acapella) 4:49
Peak positions [ edit ]
End of year charts [ edit ]
Canada Top Singles (
RPM)  9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)
UK Singles Chart
Billboard Hot 100  3
Billboard Hot 100  50
End of decade charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100  3
All-time charts [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
Parodies and pop culture [ edit ]
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Main characters, Shawn and Gus of USA Network's
, played by Psych James Roday and Dulé Hill respectively, perform the song during the end credits of the episode "Shawn vs. The Red Phantom" with Juliet ( Maggie Lawson) on background vocals. The lyrics "I'll make love to you like you want me to / And I'll hold you tight, baby, all" are sung by a group of penguins in the animated film
(2006). Happy Feet The song is featured on the video game
. Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 Jenna mentions she is going to sing a duet of this song with her mother Verna in the episode of
named after her. 30 Rock Featured in a scene on the movie
. Can't Hardly Wait Featured on the
soundtrack. American Reunion Part of the song is sung by The Barden Bellas in the movie
. Pitch Perfect
Tituss Burgess, as his character Titus Andromedon on the Netflix original comedy , sings "I'll Make Love to You" as comic effect; the character sings the song (instead of the more appropriate " Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt End of the Road") at a random man's funeral, causing awkwardness amongst the crowd of people mourning the deceased The song is covered by LH MUSIC CREATION in the arcade and Japanese console versions of
. Dance Dance Revolution Supernova
JLS sang a cover of this on The X Factor (UK series 5) in the live finals. In Upper Montclair, NJ near, the intersection of Valley Rd and Bellevue Ave, there is a pirate radio station, known as 91.9 WBYZ that plays the song on a 24-hour loop
The song was covered by Homer's group Sadgasm in
The Simpsons episode but instead, they sing "I'll make rub to you" That '90s Show The song was featured also in the episode First Time of New Girl in the sequence where Schmidt is losing his virginity.
Cover versions [ edit ]
In 1996, saxophonist
Richard Elliot recorded a cover version from his album City Speak.  
References [ edit ]
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^ "American certifications – Boyz II Men – I'll Make Love to You". Recording Industry Association of America.
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^ " Ultratop.be – Boyz II Men – I'll Make Love To You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
^ " Boyz II Men: I'll Make Love To You" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
^ " Lescharts.com – Boyz II Men – I'll Make Love To You" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
^ " Musicline.de – Boyz II Men Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
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^ " Charts.org.nz – Boyz II Men – I'll Make Love To You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
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^ " Swisscharts.com – Boyz II Men – I'll Make Love To You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
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^ "Boyz II Men Chart History (Hot 100)" . Retrieved June 17, 2017. Billboard
^ "Boyz II Men Chart History (Adult Contemporary)" . Retrieved June 17, 2017. Billboard
^ "Boyz II Men Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)" . Retrieved June 17, 2017. Billboard
^ "Boyz II Men Chart History (Pop Songs)" . Retrieved June 17, 2017. Billboard
^ "Boyz II Men Chart History (Rhythmic)" . Retrieved June 17, 2017. Billboard
^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1994". RPM . Retrieved . November 23, 2017
^ "End of Year Charts 1994". Recorded Music NZ . Retrieved . December 3, 2017
^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Archived from the original on 2009-03-01 . Retrieved . 2010-08-27
^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15 . Retrieved . 2010-08-27
^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). . 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s Billboard . Retrieved . October 15, 2010
^ "City Speak overview". . Allmusic.com
^ "Richard Elliot City Speak". SmoothViews.com.
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