Why I Love You So Much

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"Why I Love You So Much"
Why I Love You So Much.jpg
Single by Monica
from the album Miss Thang
B-side "Ain't Nobody"
Released May 21, 1996 (1996-05-21)
Recorded 1995
Length 4:30 (album version)
Writer(s) Daryl Simmons
Producer(s) Daryl Simmons
Monica singles chronology
"Before You Walk Out of My Life/Like This and Like That"
"Why I Love You So Much/Ain't Nobody"
"For You I Will"

"Why I Love You So Much" is a song by American R&B singer Monica, composed by Daryl Simmons for Monica's debut studio album, Miss Thang (1995). The ballad was released as the album's fourth and final single on a double A-side with "Ain't Nobody" during the second quarter of 1996 (see 1996 in music). The double-A-side single became Monica's third consecutive top ten hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with a peak position of number 9.

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in San Francisco at the Italian shop Bohemian Cigar Store and Cafe on April 3, 1996.[1] The video start with other people walking in different places. Monica sings in front of her man saying that he is her whole world and she's been his girl forever: the video was directed by Kevin Bray.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Why I Love You So Much"

  1. "Why I Love You So Much" (Album Version)
  2. "Why I Love You So Much" (Soulpower Remix)
  3. "Ain't Nobody"


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 9
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (1996) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 46


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 700,000[7]

*sales figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Monica Videography". MVDBase.com. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Monica – Why I Love You So Much". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  3. ^ "Monica – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Monica. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  4. ^ "Monica – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Monica. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Monica – Why I Love You So Much". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  7. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 

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