I Like It Like That (Chris Kenner song)

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"I Like It Like That"
I Like It Like That cover.jpg
Single by The Dave Clark Five
from the album I Like It Like That
B-side"Hurting Inside"
Released1961 (Chris Kenner version)
June 1965
GenrePop rock
LabelEpic 9811
Songwriter(s)Chris Kenner, Allen Toussaint
Producer(s)Adrian Clark
The Dave Clark Five singles chronology
"Reelin' and Rockin'"
"I Like It Like That"
"Catch Us If You Can"

"I Like It Like That" is a song by Chris Kenner and Allen Toussaint,[1] first recorded by Kenner, whose version reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1961.[2] It was kept from the No.1 spot by "Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis.[3] This version also went to No. 2 on the R&B singles chart, also behind "Tossin' and Turnin'".[4] The narrator of the song invites the listener to come with him to a happening spot named "I Like It Like That". The lyrics in Kenner's version are mostly spoken in the verses, as well as saying the line: "The name of the place is".

Cover versions[edit]

This song is referenced in the Contours song "Do you love me",(1962), with the line: "Do you like it like this".

This song is excerpted in the novelty number "Berlin Top Ten" (1961), by Buchanan and Goodman, when Boris the spinner, the people's disc jockeys intones "You've got to like it like that" as the name of the place.

Song use in film[edit]


  1. ^ "I Like It Like That," BMI Repertoire [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Chris Kenner Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  3. ^ "The Hot 100 Chart".
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 320.
  5. ^ "The Dave Clark Five Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  6. ^ "CashBox Record Reviews" (PDF). Cash Box. June 19, 1965. p. 12. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  7. ^ "HULLABALOO: November 29, 1965" - (color episode), retrieved 2021-02-15[dead YouTube link]