I Love the Way You Love Me

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"I Love the Way You Love Me"
Single by John Michael Montgomery
from the album Life's a Dance
ReleasedMarch 1, 1993 (1993-03-01)
GenreCountry
Length4:01
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Victoria Shaw, Chuck Cannon
Producer(s)Doug Johnson
John Michael Montgomery singles chronology
"Life's a Dance"
(1992)
"I Love the Way You Love Me"
(1993)
"Beer and Bones"
(1993)
Music video
"I Love the Way You Love Me" on YouTube

"I Love the Way You Love Me" is a song recorded by American country music singer John Michael Montgomery from his debut album, Life's a Dance (1992). It was written by Victoria Shaw and Chuck Cannon, and released in March 1993 as the album's second single. The song reached the top of the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It became Montgomery's first number-one single and was named Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marc Ball and premiered in early 1993.

Charts[edit]

Boyzone version[edit]

"I Love the Way You Love Me"
Boyzone I Love The Way You Love Me.jpeg
Single by Boyzone
from the album Where We Belong
ReleasedNovember 23, 1998 (1998-11-23)[7]
Length4:06
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Steve Mac
Boyzone singles chronology
"No Matter What"
(1998)
"I Love the Way You Love Me"
(1998)
"When the Going Gets Tough"
(1999)

"I Love the Way You Love Me" was covered by the Irish boyband Boyzone. It was released on November 23, 1998, as the fifth single from their third album, Where We Belong (1998). The song has received a gold certification in the UK, where it charted at number two, and in New Zealand, where it topped the New Zealand Singles Chart for two weeks. "I Love the Way You Love Me" was re-produced by Steve Mac for its single release, with the album version being produced by Rose & Foster.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD1[8]

  1. "I Love the Way You Love Me" (Victoria Shaw, Chuck Cannon)
  2. "Waiting for You" (Phil Harding, Ian Curnow, Stephen Gately)
  3. "Let the Message Run Free" (Ronan Keating, Ray Hedges, Martin Brannigan)

UK CD2[9]

  1. "I Love the Way You Love Me" (Shaw, Cannon)
  2. "Grease Medley" (live from Wembley) (Barry Gibb, Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, John Farrar)
  3. "No Matter What" (live from Wembley) (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman)

UK cassette single[10]

  1. "I Love the Way You Love Me" (Shaw, Cannon)
  2. "Waiting for You" (Harding, Curnow, Gately)

Personnel[edit]

Personnel are lifted from the By Request album booklet.[11]

  • Victoria Shaw – writing
  • Chuck Cannon – writing
  • Paul Gendler – acoustic guitars
  • Frizzy Karlsson – electric guitars
  • Steve Mac – piano, production, mixing
  • Chris Laws – drums, engineering
  • Richard Niles – string arrangement
  • Robin Sellars – mix engineering

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[28] Gold 5,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Gold 400,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners – John Michael Montgomery". Academy of Country Music. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 0963." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 29, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "John Michael Montgomery Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "John Michael Montgomery Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. November 21, 1998. p. 23. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  8. ^ I Love the Way You Love Me (UK CD1 liner notes). Boyzone. Polydor Records. 1998. 563 199-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ I Love the Way You Love Me (UK CD2 liner notes). Boyzone. Polydor Records. 1998. 563 201-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  10. ^ I Love the Way You Love Me (UK cassette single sleeve). Boyzone. Polydor Records. 1998. 563 198-4.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  11. ^ By Request (UK CD album booklet). Boyzone. Polydor Records. 1999. 547 599-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  12. ^ "Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  13. ^ "Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  14. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 15, no. 50. December 12, 1998. p. 10. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
  15. ^ "Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  16. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – I Love the Way You Love Me". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Boyzone" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  18. ^ "Boyzone – I Love The Way You Love Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  19. ^ "Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me". Top 40 Singles.
  20. ^ "Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me". VG-lista.
  21. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me". Singles Top 100.
  23. ^ "Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
  25. ^ "Best Sellers of 1998 – Singles Top 100". Music Week. January 16, 1999. p. 7.
  26. ^ "Jaarlijsten 1999" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 11, 2022.
  27. ^ "End of Year Charts 1999". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  28. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  29. ^ "British single certifications – Boyzone – I Love the Way You Love Me". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 31, 2020.