Australian singles charts:
I Got You Babe entered the Kent charts on 14 August 1965 and peaked at #3. The song was #22 on the Top 100 of 1965.
The album I Got You Babe entered the Kent album charts on 9 October 1965 and peaked at #3.
Sonny Bono, a songwriter and record producer for Phil Spector, wrote the lyrics and composed the song’s music for himself and his then-wife Cher late at night in their basement. When Cher was woken up to sing the lyrics, she hated the song and didn’t think it would soon be a hit and immediately went back to bed. But she came to like it after Sonny tweaked it.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Got_You_Babe
This isn’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.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/sonny-cher/i-got-you-babe
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