What I Like About You

Album: The Romantics (1980)
Charted: 49
  • Hey, uh huh huh
    Hey, uh huh huh

    What I like about you, you hold me tight
    Tell me I'm the only one, wanna' come over tonight, yea

    Keep on whispering in my ear
    Tell me all the things that I wanna' to hear, 'cause that's true (that's what I like)
    That's what I like about you (that's what I like)

    What I like about you, you really know how to dance
    When you go up, down, jump around, think about true romance, yea

    Keep on whispering in my ear
    Tell me all the things that I wanna' to hear, 'cause that's true (that's what I like about you)
    That's what I like about you (that's what I like about you)
    That's what I like about you (that's what I like about you)
    That's what I like about you (that's what I like)
    Wahh!

    What I like about you, you keep me warm at night
    Never wanna' let you go, know you make me feel alright, yea

    Keep on whispering in my ear
    Tell me all the things that I wanna' to hear, 'cause that's true (that's what I like)
    That's what I like about you (that's what I like)

    That's what I like about you (that's what I like about you)
    That's what I like about you (that's what I like about you)
    That's what I like about you (that's what I like)
    That's what I like about you (that's what I like)
    That's what I like about you (that's what I like)
    That's what I like about you (that's what I like about you)

    Hey, uh huh huh, hey hey hey
    Hey, uh huh huh, brrr
    Hey, uh huh huh, hey Writer/s: Jimmy Marinos, Walter Palamarchuk, Mike Skill
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Michael Englund from IllinoisThis song is like "Louie Louie". Everything is great about it. The crunching guitars, The harmonica. But the best thing about it is the drummer/Singer. How he whispers and bring the song down and back up again. The sound he makes with his lips. The Hey Hey Hey. RAVE ON
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenAlways get a kick out of the whispered lines.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 29th 1980, the Romantics performed "What I Like About You" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #60 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on February 10th, 1980 at position #85, four weeks later on March 9th it would peak at #49 {for 2 weeks} and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1980 and 1985 the Detroit-formed quartet had four Top 100 records; their biggest hit was "Talking in Your Sleep"*, it peaked at #3 {for 3 weeks} in January 22nd, 1984...
    * On December 4th, 1983 "Talking in Your Sleep" reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart.
  • Mark from Detroit, MiAlways loved this group since I heard them on old WABX radio in Detroit (1980)
  • Sean from TorontoThis song has also been covered by Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz, playing their "Shrek" characters (Shrek and Princess Fiona). It appears as an extra on the "Shrek 2" DVD, under the heading "Far Far Away Idol". A full version of their performance was made available on the two-disc edition of the DVD, as it comes with a music CD that contained the performers' songs in full.
  • Sean from TorontoThis song has since been covered by the band "Lillix", their version being played in the remake of the movie "Freaky Friday", and also having been used as the theme song for the WB/CW show "What I Like About You" starring Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth. When the show continued in Season 2, the music producer changed the arrangement to a more techo-sound.
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