But I Do Love You

Album: Coyote Ugly soundtrack (2000)
Charted: 103
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Songfacts®:

  • Diane Warren wrote this for the 2000 movie Coyote Ugly. In the film, Piper Perabo plays a singer named Violet who moves to New York City to make it big. When she arrives, she gets a run-down apartment and writes this song.

    LeAnn Rimes is Perabo's singing voice in the film and also makes a cameo. She sang three other songs on the soundtrack, all written by Warren: "Can't Fight The Moonlight," "Please Remember," and "The Right Kind Of Wrong." "Can't Fight The Moonlight" was the first single and the big hit, going to #1 in Australia, the UK, and a few other countries. "But I Do Love You" was the next single and had far less impact, but the soundtrack was huge, selling over 4 million copies in America.
  • Like many Diane Warren songs, "But I Do Love You" deals with matters of the heart. Rimes lists off the things she doesn't like (being alone at night, rain on her shoes), but but the last item is a positive: "I do love you."

    Warren also wrote Rimes' break out hit "How Do I Live."
  • The song first appeared on the Coyote Ugly soundtrack in 2000, then the following year on Rimes' album I Need You.

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