I Love

“I Love” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall. It was released in October 1973 as the only single from the album, For the People in the Last Hard Town. The song would be Hall’s most successful single and was his fourth number one on the US country singles chart. The single spent two weeks at the top and a total of 15 weeks on the chart.[1] “I Love” was Hall’s only entry on the Top 40 peaking at number 12.[2]

Contents

  • 1 Covers and alternate versions
  • 2 Soundtrack appearances
  • 3 Chart performance
    • 3.1 Weekly charts
    • 3.2 Year-end charts
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Covers and alternate versions[edit]

  • Addressing potential censorship issues, an alternate version of Hall’s recording replaced the lyrics “bourbon in a glass and grass” with “old TV shows and snow”.
  • In 1975, the Shaggs recorded a cover of “I Love” which was intended for their never-finished second album. It was eventually released on the 1982 compilation album, Shaggs’ Own Thing.
  • “I Like”, a parody version by Heathen Dan, was released on the 1983 compilation album The Rhino Brothers Present the World’s Worst Records.
  • “I Love” was used, with altered lyrics, in a popular 2003 TV commercial for Coors Light, which prominently featured the Klimaszewski Twins.[3]
  • The band Low recorded a cover of “I Love” as a wedding present for two of their friends (Along with a falling-apart cover of Journey’s “Open Arms”); Both covers were eventually released on Low’s compilation box set, A Lifetime Of Temporary Relief.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

The song was used in the film For No Good Reason.

Chart performance[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

References[edit]

  • ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 149. 
  • ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 272. 
  • ^ THE WAY WE LIVE NOW: 1-26-03: PROCESS; How to Write a Catchy Beer Ad, Chris Ballard, The New York Times
  • ^ “Go-Set Australian charts – 18 May 1974”. 
  • ^ http://www.flavourofnz.co.nz/index.php?qpageID=search%20listener&qartistid=929#n_view_location
  • ^ “Tom T. Hall Chart History (Hot Country Songs)”. Billboard.
  • ^ Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955–1990, ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  • ^ “Tom T. Hall Chart History (Adult Contemporary)”. Billboard.
  • ^ Bac-lac.gc.ca
  • ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  • External links[edit]

    • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics