My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am)

"My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am)" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters. The song was first recorded by Canadian country music singer Patricia Conroy on her 1992 album, Bad Day for Trains. Her version was released in May 1992 as the first single from her album and peaked at number 8 on the RPM Top Country Tracks chart.

"My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am)"
Single by Patricia Conroy
from the album Bad Day for Trains
ReleasedMay 1992
GenreCountry
Length2:40
LabelWarner Music Canada
Songwriter(s)Gretchen Peters
Producer(s)Pat McMakin
Randall Prescott
Patricia Conroy singles chronology
"Why I'm Walkin'"
(1991)
"My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am)"
(1992)
"Bad Day for Trains"
(1992)

Martina McBride versionEdit

"My Baby Loves Me"
 
Single by Martina McBride
from the album The Way That I Am
B-side"A Woman Knows"[1]
ReleasedJuly 12, 1993
GenreCountry
Length2:36
LabelRCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)Gretchen Peters
Producer(s)Paul Worley, Ed Seay, Martina McBride
Martina McBride singles chronology
"Cheap Whiskey"
(1993)
"My Baby Loves Me"
(1993)
"Life #9"
(1994)
Music video
"My Baby Loves Me" at CMT.com

Martina McBride covered the song in 1993 under the title of "My Baby Loves Me". Her rendition was released in July 1993 as the first single from her 1993 album The Way That I Am and went reached number-one on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of December 4, 1993, kept from the top spot by Garth Brooks' "American Honky-Tonk Bar Association."

McBride's version includes slide guitar and six-string bass riffs from Paul Worley, who criticized his own performance on them and said that they "somehow never got erased".[2]

Music videoEdit

A music video was filmed for this version of the song. It was directed by Steven Goldmann.

Chart performanceEdit

Patricia ConroyEdit

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 8

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 90

Martina McBrideEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 55
Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[8] 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 262. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ Greatest Hits (CD booklet). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2001. 67012.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2017." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 1, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2331." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Martina McBride Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  8. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.