I Love You (Vanilla Ice song)

"I Love You" is a hip hop song written by American rapper Vanilla Ice. Released as a single, it peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990.[1] It was also saw chart entries in the UK (number 45), Germany (number 65), and New Zealand, where it peaked at number 30.[2][3][4]

"I Love You"
Single by Vanilla Ice
from the album To the Extreme
ReleasedFebruary 14, 1991
Length5:10 (Long Version)
4:19 (Radio Mix)
3:46 (Single Edit)
LabelSBK Records
Songwriter(s)Vanilla Ice, Earthquake, Kim Sharp, M. Smooth, P. Loomis
Producer(s)Vanilla Ice, Gail "Sky" King, Kim Sharp
Vanilla Ice singles chronology
"Ice Ice Baby"
(1990)
"I Love You"
(1991)
"Cool as Ice (Everybody Get Loose)"
(1991)

BackgroundEdit

A departure from his usual style, "I Love You" is a ballad, and was released on Valentine's Day in 1991.[5][6] The song was described by AllMusic writer Steve Huey as "a lyrically simplistic, overemoted ballad".[5]

Music videoEdit

A promotional video for the song, directed by Michael Bay, was produced by Mike Bodnarczuk.[6] The music video was featured in an episode of Beavis and Butt-head, where the duo make fun of Ice and pan the video.[citation needed]

Track listingsEdit

CD Maxi – UK
  1. "I Love You" (Long Version) – 5:10
  2. "Stop That Train" – 4:30
  3. "Ice Ice Baby" – 4:30
  4. "I Love You" (Icetrumental) – 5:11
Promo CD – U.S. (I Love You/Stop That Train)
  1. "I Love You" (Radio Mix) – 4:19
  2. "Stop That Train" (Radio Mix) – 3:54
  3. "I Love You" (Single Edit) – 3:46
  4. "Stop That Train" (Long Version) – 4:28
  5. "I Love You" (Long Version) – 5:10

ChartsEdit

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 103
Canada (RPM)[8] 5
Germany (Official German Charts) 65
European Single Charts 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 39
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 30
UK Singles (OCC)[10] 45
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 52

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Awards", AllMusic. Retrieved April 27, 2013
  2. ^ "The Official Charts Company - I Love You by Vanilla Ice Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: German Charts - Singles". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "charts.nz - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Huey, Steve "To the Extreme Review", AllMusic. Retrieved April 27, 2013
  6. ^ a b "Johnson Grad Helps Rapper Vanilla Ice Flavor Valentine's Love Song", St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 8, 1991, p. 2C
  7. ^ "Bubbling Down Under Week Commencing April 15, 1991". Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  8. ^ "Billboard" (PDF). Worldradiohistory.com. 1991-04-06. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  9. ^ a b "Vanilla Ice - I Love You". Charts.nz. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  10. ^ "i love you | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  11. ^ "Vanilla Ice Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2020.