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
B-side "Hurting Inside"
Released June 1965
Genre Pop rock
Label Epic 9811
Writer(s) Chris Kenner, Allen Toussaint
Producer(s) Adrian Clark
The Dave Clark Five singles chronology
"Come Home"
"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] This version also went to No. 2 on the R&B singles chart.[3]

The song was covered by the Dave Clark Five in 1965. Their version charted at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] The Nashville Teens recorded the song as a B-side to their hit single "Tobacco Road" (1964). The song was also covered by the Kingsmen on their 1965 album The Kingmen on Campus, Brinsley Schwarz on their 1972 album Nervous on the Road, and Loggins and Messina on their 1975 album of cover songs, So Fine.

The narrator of the song invites the listener to come with him to a happening spot named "I Like It Like That".

The song is featured in Stanley Kubrick's 1987 Vietnam war film Full Metal Jacket.


  1. ^ "I Like It Like That," BMI Repertoire
  2. ^ "Chris Kenner Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 320. 
  4. ^ "The Dave Clark Five Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved December 20, 2010.