I Got You Babe

Album: Look At Us (1965)
Charted: 1 1
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  • Her: they say we're young and we don't know we won't find out until we grow
    Him: well I don't know if all that's true 'cause you got me, and baby I got you

    Him: babe
    Both: I got you babe I got you babe
    .
    Her: they say our love won't pay the rent before it's earned, our money's all been spent
    Him: I guess that's so, we don't have a pot but at least I'm sure of all the things we got

    Him: babe
    Both: I got you babe I got you babe

    Him: I got flowers in the spring I got you to wear my ring
    Her: and when I'm sad, you're a clown and if I get scared, you're always around
    Her: so let them say your hair's too long 'cause I don't care, with you I can't go wrong
    Him: then put your little hand in mine there ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb

    Him: babe
    Both: I got you babe I got you babe

    Him: I got you to hold my hand
    Her: I got you to understand
    Him: I got you to walk with me
    Her: I got you to talk with me
    Him: igot you to kiss goodnight
    Her: I got you to hold me tight
    Him: I got you, I won't let go
    Her: I got you to love me so

    Both: I got you babe I got you babe I got you babe I got you babe I got you babeWriter/s: Sonny Bono
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 21

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 17, 1965, "The Letter" by Sonny and Cher entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #100, four weeks later it would peak at #75 and that would also be it's fifth and final week on the Top 100...
    "The Letter" was track two of side two on the duo's debut album, 'Look At Us'*, the album peaked at #2 {for 8 weeks} on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, and for the eight weeks it was at #2, the #1 album for those eight weeks was the "Help" movie soundtrack by the Beatles...
    Salvatore Phillip 'Sonny' Bono passed away on January 5th, 1998 at the age of 62...
    May he R.I.P.
    * One other track from the album also made the Top 100 chart, "I Got You Babe", it peaked at #1 for three weeks.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 26th 1965, Sonny and Cher performed "But You're Mine" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    And a week later on October 3rd the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #68; five weeks later on november 7th it would peak at #15 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for 8 weeks...
    Also on the same 'Sullivan' show the duo performed their debut Top 100 record, "I Got You Babe", and at the time it was at #30 on the Top 100; seven weeks earlier on August 8th it had peaked at #1 {for 3 weeks}...
    R.I.P. Mr. Bono, born Salvatore Phillip Bono {1935 - 1998} and Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, will celebrate her 70th birthday come next May 20 {2016}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 25th 1965, the movie "Wild On The Beach"* opened in theaters across the U.S.A.
    Sonny and Cher appeared in the movie and performed a song titled "It's Gonna Rain"...
    "It's Gonna Rain" never made Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; but on the day the movie open the duo's "I Got You Babe" was in its third and final week at #1 on the Top 100 chart...
    * The movie was directed by Maury Dexter, and between 1979 and 1983 he directed 21 episodes of the NBC-TV weekly-family series 'Little House on the Prairie'.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    Harold Battiste, owner of New Orleans-based AFO (All For One) Records, died Friday, June 19th, 2015 at the age of 83...
    His label recorded hits by artists like Barbara George and Lee Dorsey and arranged tunes by Sam Cooke...
    Harold was the musical director of Sonny & Cher's '70s TV program and played saxophone on their #1 hit, "I Got You Babe" (1965)...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 22nd 1965, "Just You" by Sonny and Cher entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #72; and on October 3rd it peaked at #20 {for 1 week} and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
    At the time the duo's "I Got You Babe" was in its 3rd and final week at #1 on the Top 100...
    And at #60 they had a third record on the chart, "Baby Don't Go", eventually it peaked at #8 on the Top 100.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 7th 1965, Sonny and Cher performed "I Got You Babe" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    Three days earlier on July 4th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
    (See next post below).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 12th 1965, Sonny & Cher performed "I Got You Babe" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month later on July 4th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #88; and on August 8th it peaked at #1 (for 3 weeks) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 7 of those 14 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    It reached #2 in Ireland, #3 in Germany, and #4 in Canada, Sweden, & the Netherlands...
    Three different records were at #2 when it was at #1; "Satisfaction" by the Stones, "Save Your Heart For Me" by G. Lewis & the Playboys, and "Help!" by the Beatles...
    On its 10th week on the Top 100 it was at #7, and the duo also had two other records on the chart, "Baby Don't Go" at #32 and "Just You" at #50...
    R.I.P. Mr. Bono, born Salvatore Phillip Bono, 1935 - 1998 and Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, celebrated her 68th birthday one month ago on May 20th, 2014.
  • Cher from Tampa, FlMy mom fell in love with this song in 1965. It was her and my dad's wedding song. August of 1966, I was born. Guess what MY name is?? LOL
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlThis song had a lot of strength when it reached #1 in August of 1965 - it prevented the Beach Boys' "California Girls" from getting to the top spot on the Hot 100-
  • Dave from Des Moines, IaI didn't know Tiny Tim covered it on his album, but he and Eleanor Barooshain (of Cake) recorded it for a Peter Yarrow movie soundtrack. The result was positively hideous.
  • Zuzana from Bratislava, EuropeOh, sorry, the show was in 1987, of course. It was really memorable, as none of them expected to perform that evening and they looked quite uncomfortable when David Letterman asked them to sing, but still they got up and sung "Got you babe" one last time. Sonny got quite emotional during the performance.
  • Zuzana from Bratislava, EuropeIn 1897, twelve years after their divorce, Sonny and Cher sung this on Letterman show. It was the last time they ever performed together.
  • Steven from Sunnyvale, CaBob Rivers (bobrivers.com), made a parody in questionable taste, titled "I Can't Ski, Babe." It doesn't seem to be on his web site anymore, but you can listen to it at http://www.jokeaday.com/7twisted.shtml
  • Dennis from Anchorage, AkTiny Tim covered this on his first album (God Bless Tiny Tim)as a duet with himself, singing the man's part in his real voice and the girl's part in his better-known falsetto voice. It was pretty silly, but then so was Tiny Tim.
  • Fyodor from Denver, CoI'm surprised it wasn't mentioned that Bono was inspired by the Dylan song, It Ain't Me, Babe, although they obviously have nothing to do with each other past the titles.
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumI mean a great experience because of his talent, I don't know if it was always easy to work with him; as I consider him a perfectionist I suppose he was exacting with the others and with himself.
    Anyway the results are very good and it's like that he made some masterpieces like "River deep, mountain high" and many others.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI heard he would put some of them through hell. He doesn't seem to have been a very good guy. Good producer though. I read a little about him. It's been qwhile though.
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumIt's amazing how many people who started their career with Phil Spector became famous. It must be a great experience working with the inventor of the famous "Wall of Sound".
  • Ross from Independence, MoThis is #444 in Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest songs.
  • Enrique from Lima, PeruThis song was used has been used in many film soundtracks, but the one I remember the most is "Groundhodge Day" starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, where the character played by Bill wakes up every morning of an endless day with that tune on the radio.
  • Aj from Cleveland, Gano not the last.
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