I Love You (Cole Porter song)

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"I Love You" is a song written by Cole Porter in 1944 for his stage musical Mexican Hayride. It was popularized by Bing Crosby in the same year.

Versions have also been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Bill Evans, and John Coltrane. It has become a popular jazz standard tune.

Barbra Streisand performed several lines in her "Color Me Barbra Medley" from the TV special and album "Color Me Barbra".

[Not to be confused with an earlier song called "I Love You" by Harlan Thompson (lyrics) and Harry Archer (music) written for the 1923 musical Little Jessie James.]

Preceded by
"It's Love-Love-Love"
by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians with vocal chorus by Skip Nelson and the Lombardo Trio
The Billboard National Best Selling Retail Records number-one single
(Bing Crosby version)

May 6 – June 3, 1944 (five weeks)
Succeeded by
"I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)"
by Harry James and His Orchestra with vocal chorus by Dick Haymes