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Rock Ballad of The Week: The Romantics “What I Like About You”

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Hey, uh, huh, huh
Hey, uh, huh, huh

What I like about you
You hold me tight
Tell me I’m the only one
Wanna come over tonight, yeah

Keep on whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna hear
‘Cause that’s true
That’s what I like about you

What I like about you
You really know how to dance
When you go up, down, jump around
Think about true romance, yeah

Keep on whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna hear
‘Cause that’s true
That’s what I like about you
That’s what I like about you
That’s what I like about you, wahh, hey

What I like about you
You keep me warm at night
Never wanna’ let you go
Know you make me feel alright, yeah

Keep on whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna hear
‘Cause that’s true
That’s what I like about you
That’s what I like about you
That’s what I like about you

That’s what I like about you
That’s what I like about you
That’s what I like about you
That’s what I like about you

Hey, uh, huh, huh, hey, hey, hey
Hey, uh, huh, huh
Hey, uh, huh, huh, hey

Songwriters
Skill, Michael / Marinos, James / Palamarchuk, Walter

*

What I Like About You” is a song by American rock band The Romantics. The song, written by Romantics members Wally Palmar, Mike Skill and Jimmy Marinos is included on the band’s self-titled debut album (1980), and was also released as a single. Marinos, the band’s drummer, is the lead vocalist on the song. The band filmed a music video for the song that appeared frequently onMTV during the early 1980s.

“What I Like About You” was written by the group around a guitar part by Skill. The song’s “Hey, uh-huh-huh” refrain was influenced by The Yardbirds‘ “Over Under Sideways Down” and Chuck Berry‘s “Back in the U.S.A.“. The song’s riff is slightly similar to Neil Diamond‘s “Cherry, Cherry” and The Standells 1966 hit “Dirty Water“. The Romantics recorded the song and the accompanying album at Coconuts Recording Studio in Miami Beach, Florida.[2]

When first released, “What I Like About You” was already a popular song on the Romantics’ concert playlist. In terms of record sales and radio airplay, however, the song was only a moderate success at the time of its release, reaching only #49 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song did quite well in Australia however, reaching #2 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report) on its initial release. It was only towards the end of the 1980s, after the song had been licensed for use in television commercials for Budweiser beer, that “What I Like About You” grew to become one of the most popular rock anthems of all time.

*source: wikipedia

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12 thoughts on “Rock Ballad of The Week: The Romantics “What I Like About You”

  1. Great choice. Brings back a lot of memories πŸ˜ƒ

  2. Woopwoop πŸ˜€πŸ’ƒ 🎢 Great tune! Made me smile and dance on this morning πŸ˜€ Have a great day, Sylvester!

  3. You always teach me something about these songs I never knew. Well, here’s a blast from the past! They were such a funny band with their outrageous hair. I guess Talking in Your Sleep was the big one for these guys.

    • These guys were pretty cool. I think I have one of their cassettes in storage somewhere. Yes, Talking In Your Sleep was the big one. Got to love the hair, haha! Thanks, Marissa!

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