I Care

Album: 4 (2011)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This moody and dark ballad finds Beyoncé singing of a relationship where she cares about her man but he doesn't reciprocate. The Texan songstress tells him how she feels but the man ignores her pleas. Beyoncé croons: "I told you how you hurt me/ I'm crying and deserted but you don't care/ Nobody told me this is love/ You're immune to all my pain/ This is love but that's okay… But I care/ I know you don't care too much/ But I still care."
  • During a pre release listening party for 4 one fan asked Beyoncé if she was crying at the beginning of the song as it sounded like she was? "Almost," she replied. "I was on the verge."
  • The song was co-written and produced by Jeff Bhasker. The Neptunes producer Chad Hugo also has a writing credit, alongside Beyoncé herself. Bhasker's resume also features contributions to hits by Jay-Z ("Run This Town"), Alicia Keys ("Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart") and Kanye West ("Power").
  • Jeff Bhasker originally earmarked this for his solo debut album under the name Billy Kraven before it got cherry-picked for 4.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Stand By Me: The Perfect Song-Movie Combination

Stand By Me: The Perfect Song-Movie CombinationSong Writing

In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.

Which Songs are About Drugs?

Which Songs are About Drugs?Fact or Fiction

"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.

dUg Pinnick of King's X

dUg Pinnick of King's XSongwriter Interviews

dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.

Rupert Hine

Rupert HineSongwriter Interviews

Producer Rupert Hine talks about crafting hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary MachineSong Writing

Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.

Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"

Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"They're Playing My Song

The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.