I Got You Babe

Sonny & Cher, Cher

About I Got You Babe

"I Got You Babe" is a song written by Sonny Bono. It was the first single taken from the debut studio album Look at Us, of the American pop music duo Sonny & Cher. In August 1965, their single spent three weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States where it sold more than 1 million copies and was certified Gold. It also reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and Canada. In 1985, a cover version of "I Got You Babe" by British reggae/pop band UB40 featuring American singer Chrissie Hynde, peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart and reached number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.  


Year:
1999
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They say we're young and we don't know
We won't find out until we grow
Well I don't know if all that's true
'Cause you got me, and baby I got you

Babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

They say our love won't pay the rent
Before it's earned, our money's all been spent
I guess that's so, we don't have a plot
But at least I'm sure of all the things we got

Babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

I got flowers in the spring
I got you to wear my ring
And when I'm sad, you're a clown
And if I get scared, you're always around

Don't let them say your hair's too long
'Cause I don't care, with you I can't go wrong
Then put your little hand in mine
There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb

Babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

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

I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

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Cher

Cher ( /ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. A major figure for over five decades in popular culture, she is often referred to as the Goddess of Pop for having first brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as for continuously reinventing both her music and image, the latter of which has caused controversy. more »

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Written by: Sonny Bono

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13 facts about this song

Origin
"I Got You Babe" is a hit song associated with American pop duo Sonny & Cher who released it in 1965.
Composition
The song was written by Sonny Bono. It was one of the biggest-selling and best-known hits for the duo.
Influence
"I Got You Babe" was instrumental in establishing Cher's music career and Sonny & Cher as popular entertainers in the mid-1960s.
Rankings
In the United States, it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained there for three weeks.
Awards
The song was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 1,000,000 copies in 1965.
Esthetics
The duet between Sonny and Cher during the song is noteworthy; it features a contrast of Cher's low alto voice against Bono's high tenor.
Song Theme
The song conveys a message of reassurance that nothing in life matters as long as partners have each other.
UB40 Version
British reggae/pop band UB40 covered "I Got You Babe" in 1985 featuring vocals by Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of The Pretenders.
Music Video
The music video for UB40's version was directed by Bernard Rose, who also directed the videos for their hits "Red Red Wine" and "Rat in Mi Kitchen".
Chart Position of UB40 Version
UB40's cover of "I Got You Babe" peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart and number 28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Contests
In 1994, comedy film Groundhog Day used "I Got You Babe" extensively, increasing its popularity.
Covers
Apart from Sonny & Cher and UB40, the song has been covered by many other artists, demonstrating its timeless appeal.
Public Performances
Even after Sonny Bono's death, Cher continued to perform "I Got You Babe" in her live concerts, sometimes with recordings or guests filling in for Bono.

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