Our Halloween show is fast approaching and it's time to give you all readers a sneek peek into what a couple is dancing to on stage Saturday. Yup this Saturday, we have two dancers, dancing to... Sonny and Cher's, I Got You Babe. Come to see this... adorable... frightening... scarey... ?... couple Saturday, October 31st at 7pm slt! HALLOWEEN! YAY HALLOWEEN!
Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
"I Got You Babe" is a 1965 song written by Sonny Bono, the first single from the first album, Look at Us, of the American pop music duo Sonny & Cher. In August of that year the single spent three weeks at #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 #1 in the United Kingdom and Canada.
In 2011, the song was named as one of the greatest duets of all times by both Billboard and Rolling Stone magazine. It was also listed at #444 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.
Sonny Bono was an up-and-coming record producer when he got Cher a job with Phil Spector as a session singer. They started dating and moved in to their manager's house. Bono would write songs on a piano in the garage. He came up with this tune and wrote the lyrics on a piece of cardboard. Cher didn't like it at first, but Sonny changed the key in the bridge to fit her voice and she loved it.
Ahmet Ertegun was their boss at Atco Records. He didn't think much of this song, so he put it on the B-side of "It's Gonna Rain." Los Angeles radio station KHJ started playing "I Got You Babe" after Bono brought them a copy and it became a huge hit.
This wasn't an anti-war song, but it went over well with the Hippie crowd because it stuck up for guys with long hair when Cher sang, "Let them say your hair's too long, I don't care, with you I can't go wrong."
In 1985, UB40 covered this with Chrissie Hynde doing the female vocals. Their version hit #1 in the UK and #28 in the US. Sonny & Cher's original version was the first record UB40's Ali Campbell ever owned.
I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher
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