This is a very romantic love ballad. Frampton is telling his girl that he loves everything about her and wants to be with her day and night.
Suggestion credit: Alec Thorp - Yorktown Heights, NY
This went nowhere when Frampton first released it as a single in 1975. The next year, he included it on his live album, Frampton Comes Alive, and it helped the album become a huge hit. The live version was the second single released from the album, after "Show Me The Way" and before "Do You Feel Like We Do."
Lisa Bonet sings this in the 2000 movie High Fidelity. John Cusack's character hates the song until he hears her sing it.
In 1988, the group Will To Power had a US #1 hit with a medley of this and "Free Bird." That medley earned substantial royalties for Frampton.
Big Mountain hit #6 in the US with this in 1994. Their version was on the soundtrack to Reality Bites.
In The Office episode "Pam's Replacement," Andy, Darryl, and Kevin perform this outside the warehouse after being ousted from their own band. It was also used on the TV shows Cold Case ("Yo, Adrian" - 2005) and Friday Night Lights ("Tomorrow Blues" - 2009).
Billy O from KyThe Keyboards on the live album made it a hit. Was it a Fender Rhodes?
Toughguy27Why do i feel like this song was used in "50 first date'
Grant from Harlow Just saw an interview with Peter Frampton on youtube. He mentions in it, that this song and 'Show me the way' arguably two of his biggest hits, were written on the same day, and both took 20 minutes to write. Wow....to me thats mindblowing....you could say a very productive day. Those two songs must have made him millions....by the way, watch some of his interviews, he comes across as a lovely guy, no big ego, like so many other rock stars.....
Greg from Durham, NcThe Big Mountain version was also used in two scenes of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle".
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 20th 1976, "Baby, I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #77; and on August 22nd it peaked at #12 (for 2 weeks) and spent 16 weeks on the Top 100... Between 1976 and 1986 he had eight Top 100 records, three made the Top 10 with "I'm In You" being his biggest hit, it peaked at #2 for 3 weeks on July 24th, 1977 (the 3 weeks it was at #2, the #1 record those 3 weeks was "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb)... Mr. Frampton celebrated his 64th birthday two months ago on April 22nd, 2014.
Camille from Toronto, OhAn ok song that, as an oldie, is overplayed on the radio these days, along with a few other Frampton hits. Why do stations only seem to have a set playlist of the same old tunes and neglect to play so many other great old songs?
Nick from Lafayette, InSlow ballads like this, imo, are much better than their hardrocking counterparts. Especially if you intend to make it "your song". My girl loves this song so I have to put it on when we are getting in the mood.
Jorge from Bronx, NyDo you feel,like i Do is my all time favorite,but of course,the woman in my life have love this one instead,lol
Ryan from Anahola, HiThis song was on Family Guy. Peter Frampton guest starred.
Fred from Seattle, WaThis was my parent's wedding song and I just love it. It always makes me smile.
Sara from Eckerty, InEvery car had Peter Frampton comming from it's speakers.
Danny from Your Town, IaGreat song to get a woman in the mood too. Light some candles, put this on and she's putty in yourhands. Great song in concert, but the LP version is awful compared to this. What an overall great album. He never compared to what he did on Frampton Comes Alive...no one has actually.
Thomas from Somerville, AlFrampton had the uncanny ability to take a medium to slow song and make it rock. I don't know how he did it but he did.
Simone from Los Angeles, CaWill To Power's version is not so good!! They misquote one of the most visually beautiful lines in the song. They say "Shadows grow so long before my eyes with the help of some fireflies..I wonder how they have the power to shine, shine, shine.." as opposed to "Moon appears to shine and light the sky" etc. etc. which makes a lot more sense! As long as they were redoing the song, they should have sung the correct words. Then, it may not have been so bad . Bottom line, why mess with PERFECTION!!!! Simone, Los Angeles, CA
Dave from Cardiff, WalesOn the Will To Power 1989 release "Baby I love Your Way/Freebird", I liked the female vocals that featured on the "Baby I Love Your Way" section, but the nasal male vocal on the "Freebird" section was downright irritating and I feel it spoiled what otherwise would've been a decent cover... Big Mountain's 1994 cover of "Baby I Love Your Way" was an OK cover as well
Sam from Leawood, KsNo, it wasn't. That's another Peter Frampton song but it sure as hell isn't "Baby, I love your way."
Another interesting thing to note is that this is often misrepresented as a Bob Marley song on Search engines and Peer-to-Peer software, since it has a reggae beat and Peter Framptons voice is similar to Marley's, to an extent.
Robert from Puyallup, WaWill To Power's version was less a medley and more of a blending of the two songs. It was done very well. The two different songs sound almost organic; almost as if they were meant to be together.
Aj from Cleveland, GaOne of my favorites of all time.
Connor from Whakatane, New ZealandThis song is really cool on the "Live" album
Aidan from Boston, MaThis was performed on the show "Family Guy" as a anniversary gift from Peter to Lois.