I Like It, I Love It

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"I Like It, I Love It"
Tim McGraw - I Like It.jpg
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album All I Want
ReleasedJuly 31, 1995
FormatCD Single
Genre
Length3:24
LabelCurb
Songwriter(s)
  • Mark Hall
  • Jeb Stuart Anderson
  • Steve Dukes
Producer(s)
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Refried Dreams"
(1995)
"I Like It, I Love It"
(1995)
"Can't Be Really Gone"
(1995)

"I Like It, I Love It" is a song written by Jeb Stuart Anderson, Steve Dukes, and Mark Hall, and recorded by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in July 1995 as the first single from his album All I Want. The song is McGraw's ninth single overall, and it became his third number-one single on the Hot Country Songs chart. It was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals Alabama.[1]

Content[edit]

"I Like It, I Love It" is an up-tempo, guitar-driven song in which the narrator describes how deeply in love he is with his female lover.

In popular culture[edit]

The song appears on the game Karaoke Revolution Country and was also almost invariably played during the halftime of ABCs Monday Night Football. It is also a part of the goal song for the NHL's Nashville Predators; McGraw re-recorded the chorus, replacing, "Don't know what it is 'bout that little gal's lovin", it is "Don't know what it is 'bout them Predators scorin'"

When McGraw performs the song live, he often substitutes "Braves" in the first verse with the name of a sports team that plays in the arena, stadium, or nearest city in which he is performing. For example, when he performs at Staples Center in Los Angeles, he may sing, "I ain't seen the Kings play a game all year."

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Sherman Halsey, his usual director of choice, and was filmed during his touring. It was filmed using a pop-up style, where several different scenes appear and disappear at the same time, rather than the usual cutting method.

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl, 7"

  • A I Like It, I Love It, I Want Some More Of It (Album Version) 3:25
  • B I Like It, I Love It, I Want Some More Of It (Club Mix) 3:54

Chart performance[edit]

"I Like It, I Love It" debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 12, 1995.[2]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 25
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 7
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/rick-hall-father-of-muscle-shoals-music-dead-at-85-w514854
  2. ^ Billboard, August 12, 1995
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8536." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 25, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.

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