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Baby, I Love Your Way
"Baby, I Love Your Way (Live)"
Baby, I Love Your Way (Peter Frampton album) coverart.jpg
Single cover
Single by Peter Frampton
from the album Frampton
"It's a Plain Shame"
ReleasedSeptember 1975
Format7"
Recorded1975
GenreSoft rock
Length4:43
3:31 (7" version)
LabelA&M 1832
Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton singles chronology
"Show Me the Way (live)"
(1975)
"Baby, I Love Your Way (Live)"
(1975)
"Do You Feel Like We Do (live)"
(1976)

"Baby, I Love Your Way" is a song written and performed by English singer Peter Frampton. It was released in September 1975 and was first featured on Frampton's 1975 album, Frampton. The song segues from the previous track "Nassau".

A live version of the song was later released on his 1976 multi-platinum album Frampton Comes Alive!, where it gained popularity as a hit song, peaking at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] It also reached number three in Canada.

In 2017, Frampton discussed this song while talking to Washington D.C. lawmakers about inequitable revenue payments from streaming music services like iTunes and Spotify. "For 55 million streams of Baby I Love Your Way, I got $1,700," said Frampton. "Their jaws dropped and they asked me to repeat that for them."[2]

Track listing

7" single - United States (1975)

  1. "Baby, I Love Your Way" - 3:17 (Edited from the LP version that runs 4:43)
  2. "(I'll Give You) Money" - 4:35

7" single - United States (1976)

  1. "Baby, I Love Your Way" - 3:28 (Edited from the LP version that runs 4:43)
  2. "It's a Plain Shame" - 4:21

Chart performance

Will to Power version

"Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley"
Will To Power Free Baby.jpg
Single by Will to Power
from the album Will to Power
"Anti-Social"
ReleasedNovember 29, 1988
Format
Recorded1987, 1988
Genre
Length4:07
LabelEpic
Bob Rosenberg
Will to Power singles chronology
"Say It's Gonna Rain"
(1988)
"Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley"
(1988)
"Fading Away"
(1989)

In 1987 the American dance-pop band Will to Power recorded Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby). The song combines elements of two previously recorded rock songs: "Baby, I Love Your Way" and American Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd's song "Free Bird", which hit #19 on the Hot 100 chart in 1975. Will to Power's medley of these two songs had more of a synthesized dance beat (as opposed to the rock ballad-like nature of the two original songs). It spent one week at #1 on the Hot 100 chart dated December 3, 1988.[13] It also peaked at #2 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.[14] Additionally, in the "Freebird" section, the line "and the bird you cannot change" in the original version was changed to "and this bird will never change".

In March and April 2009, VH1 ran a countdown of the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s. Will to Power's "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" placed at #97 on the countdown despite the fact the group having another Top 10 hit in 1991 with a cover version of the 1975 10cc hit "I'm Not in Love."

Tracks

Netherlands 12 "Single
No.TitleLength
1."Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird"4:07
2."Anti-Social"4:20
3."Say It's Gonna Rain"3:53

Charts

Chart (1988-89) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[15] 20
Canada The Record Top Singles[16] 1
Canada RPM Top Singles 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[17] 18[18]
Ireland (IRMA)[19] 3
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[20] 26[21]
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[22] 6
Norway (VG-lista)[23] 1
UK (The Official Charts Company)[24] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[25] 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[25] 2

Certifications

Country Certification Date Sales certified
US[26] Gold January 23, 1989 500,000

See also

Big Mountain version

"Baby, I Love Your Way"
Big Mountain BIYW.jpg
Single by Big Mountain
from the album Unity
"Baby, te quiero a tí" (Spanish Version)
ReleasedFebruary 1, 1994
Format
Recorded1993
GenreReggae fusion
Length4:28 (Radio version)
LabelRCA
Peter Frampton
Ron Fair
Big Mountain singles chronology
"Reggae Inna Summertime"
(1993)
"Baby, I Love Your Way"
(1994)
"I Would Find a Way"
(1995)

The song was recorded by the American reggae/pop band Big Mountain in 1994, reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[1] and number 2 on the UK Singles Chart (being kept off the top spot by "Love is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet). Their version achieved major worldwide success, reaching the top ten in many countries across Europe. Their version is featured on the soundtrack for the 1994 movie Reality Bites. In the film itself, Michael Grates (played by Ben Stiller) explains that he used to listen to the Frampton song a lot.[] This version was also played during the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle during two fight sequences.

Critical reception

Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it an "earthy rendition" which is "right in the pocket of current trends."[27]

Track listing

CD single - Europe (1994)

  1. "Baby, I Love Your Way" - 4:28
  2. "Baby, I Love Your Way" (6 Point 6 on the Richter Scale Mix) - 6:54
  3. "Baby, te quiero a tí" - 4:40

Music video

The video was directed by Matti Leshem and premiered in April 1994.[28]

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1994-1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[29] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[30] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[31] 7
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[32] 2
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[33] 12
Denmark (IFPI)[34] 1
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[35] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[36] 13
France (SNEP)[37] 7
Germany (Official German Charts)[38] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[39] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[40] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[41] 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[42] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[43] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[44] 5
Spain (AFYVE)[45] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[46] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[47] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[48] 2
US Billboard Hot 100 6
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 1
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 10

Year-end charts

Chart (1994) Position
Australia (ARIA)[49] 19
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[50] 24
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[51] 38
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[52] 28
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[53] 94
France (SNEP)[54] 24
Germany (Official German Charts)[55] 35
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[56] 49
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[57] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[58] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[59] 30
US Billboard Hot 100[60] 21

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[61] Platinum 70,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[62] Gold 5,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[63] Silver 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[64] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Other cover versions

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