Like I Do (Nancy Sinatra song)

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"Like I Do"
Single by Nancy Sinatra
B-side "To Know Him Is to Love Him"
Released 1962
Format
  • Vinyl
  • 7"
  • 45 RPM
Genre Pop
Length 2:09
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s)
Nancy Sinatra singles chronology
"Cuff Links and a Tie Clip"
(1961)
"Like I Do"
(1962)
"June, July, and August"
(1962)

"Cuff Links and a Tie Clip"
(1961)
"Like I Do"
(1962)
"June, July, and August"
(1962)

"Like I Do" is a song that was first released in 1962 by Nancy Sinatra. The melody is an adaptation of Amilcare Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda.[1] The song reached No. 2 in Italy,[2] No. 4 in the Netherlands,[3] No. 6 in Japan,[4] and No. 8 in South Africa.[5]

Later in 1962, Maureen Evans released a version of "Like I Do", which spent 18 weeks on the UK's Record Retailer chart, peaking at No. 3,[6] while reaching No. 5 in Ireland,[7] and No. 7 on New Zealand's "Lever Hit Parade".[8]

In December 1962, Japanese pop duo The Peanuts released a version of the song, which was titled in Japanese "Lemon Kiss".[9] The song retained a small portion of the song's original English language lyrics, but the Japanese lyrics, written by Minami Kazumi, were completely different.[9]

Teresa Brewer released a version of the song titled "She'll Never, Never Love You (Like I Do)" in 1963. Brewer's version reached No. 122 on Billboard's "Bubbling Under the Hot 100"[10] and No. 13 on Cash Box's "Looking Ahead" chart of singles with potential of entering the Cash Box Top 100.[11]

Chart performance[edit]

Nancy Sinatra version
Chart (1962–63) Peak
position
Italy – Musica e dischi[2] 2
Netherlands 4
Japan 6
South Africa 8
Maureen Evans version
Chart (1963) Peak
position
UK – Record Retailer 3
Ireland – The Irish Times[7] 5
New Zealand – Lever Hit Parade 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave McAleer, "The Omnibus Book of British and American Hit Singles, 1960-1990", Omnibus Press, (1990) p. 59
  2. ^ a b "Hits of the World", Billboard, April 28, 1962. p. 22. Accessed October 28, 2015
  3. ^ Nancy Sinatra - Like I Do, Dutch Charts. Retrieved October 28, 2015
  4. ^ Hits of the World", Billboard, January 12, 1963. p. 28. Accessed October 28, 2015
  5. ^ "Hits of the World", Billboard, March 31, 1962. p. 15. Accessed October 28, 2015
  6. ^ Maureen Evans - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed October 28, 2015
  7. ^ a b "Hits of the World", Billboard, March 9, 1963. p. 23. Accessed October 28, 2015
  8. ^ "Lever Hit Parade" 14-Feb-1963, Flavour of New Zealand. Accessed February 19, 2016.
  9. ^ a b レモンのキッス, Utamap.com. Accessed October 29, 2015
  10. ^ "Bubbling Under the Hot 100", Billboard, March 30, 1963. Accessed May 31, 2016.
  11. ^ "Looking Ahead", Cash Box, March 30, 1963. p. 14. Retrieved February 25, 2018.