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Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” hits #1 (1965)

Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1 (1965)

“I Got You Babe” is a song performed by Sonny & Cher and written by Sonny Bono. It was the first single taken from their debut studio album Look at Us. In August 1965, their single spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It sold more than 1 million copies and was certified Gold. It reached number one 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 on the UK Singles Chart and reached number 28 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.

 

Activity Ideas:

  • Start off by listening to the original Sonny and Cher track – here
  • Compare it to the UB40 version, which do you prefer? – here
  • Try writing your very own love song with our activity – here
  • And make your own personalised radio playlist with a theme of love – here
  • Then enjoy Acoustic Postcard’s Lovely Love songs – here