Australian singles charts:
Because I Love You entered the Kent singles chart on 18 January 1971 and peaked at #15. A re-recording in 1988 entered the Kent Music Report on 17 October 1988 and peaked at #22.
The song was on Choice Cuts which entered the Kent album charts on 14 June 1971 and peaked at #10. The 1988 version of the song was on Do What You Wanna Do which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 28 November 1988 and peaked at #70.
BONUS CLIP BELOW – 1988 version of Because I Love You
The group recorded tracks for their album Choice Cuts at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. They brought in outside musicians to augment some tracks, and made use of Paul McCartney’s white grand piano on a few cuts, including Because I Love You.
The entire LP was recorded, mixed and mastered within a month and the band was thrilled with the results. The choice of the first single was Because I Love You, a song of love, separation and independence. It became a popular and enduring recording.
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1988 re-recording of Because I Love You
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