500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Sonny and Cher, 'I Got You Babe'
Writer: Sonny Bono
Released: July '65, Atco
14 weeks; No. 1
Late one night, while Sonny and Cher were living in their manager's house, Bono woke up Cher and asked her to listen to "I Got You Babe" and to sing the lyrics, which he had written on a piece of shirt cardboard. She thought it was OK but really wanted a song that modulated. So he changed the key at the bridge and woke Cher up again hours later to hear it; she was delighted.
Appears on: The Beat Goes On: The Best of Sonny and Cher (Atlantic)