It’s perfect when you find someone who will bring out the best in you. You know that no matter what people think about you, the person you love will look at you like you are perfect. Furthermore, they will love you despite all of your flaws and imperfections. That is what true love means.
The Song’s Content
Country singer Jim Reeves covered a song that talks about a love that is unconditional. The character in the song knows how lucky he is to have someone who loves him no matter what. Moreover, the narrator mentions that he is happy to have someone who helps him. “I Love You Because” is a heartfelt song that can be dedicated to someone you love.
“I Love You Because” Versions
The song was written by country singer and songwriter Leon Payne in 1949. He first recorded the song and released it as a single. After he released his song, many artists found it an excellent song to cover. Therefore, artists such as Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, Al Martino, Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash, and many more made their renditions.
In 1964, Jim Reeves covered the song. He made it enter various charts outside of the US. “I Love You Because” reached No. 1 on the Norway charts and Irish charts. Moreover, it peaked at No. 9 on the Dutch chart. The song also entered the UK chart at No. 5. Reeves made Payne’s single known outside of the US.
Al Martino and Many More
Al Martino, a singer/ actor, released a version of this song earlier than Jim Reeves. His version became known in the US as it reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
It was Carl Smith’s version that made it to the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Smith recorded the song for his same-titled album in 1969. He made “I Love You Because” reached No. 14 on the country chart. Another artist made “I Love You Because” enter the Hot Country chart. Roger Whittaker’s version reached No. 91 on the chart.
There you are folks, the different versions of “I Love You Because” from Jim Reeves to Al Martino.
I Love You Because, Jim Reeves