I Got You Babe
Today I chose Sonny and Cher’s, “I Got You Babe.” Maybe it’s just nostalgia, but I’ve always loved this song. It feels honest. (Also, let’s face it, next to Sonny Bono’s voice we all sound really good as we sing along.) Forty Eight years later and this song feels a little bitter sweet. It’s amazing how life takes such twists and turns. I’m sure when this was filmed the two of them were feeling pretty great, young, in love and enjoying their new success. Life was good.
No one knows what the future holds, maybe that’s why singing, “I Got You Babe” always feels so good and secure?
Do you know what I love about this song? I mean, other than its rawness and power? It’s that when you look back retrospectively on it, with the knowledge of their failed marriage, and then you think about the words Cher said about Sonny at his funeral, it’s apparent that their bond and admiration for each other transcended the events of their lives. There is something really reassuring and beautiful in that to me.
Okay, you basically said 1000 times more eloquently what I was trying to and wanting to say. I’ll just direct my readers to your comment! Ha!
Obviously, I totally agree. She REALLY loved him and he loved her. I do think the song has a raw, honest, almost sweet energy. Knowing what happened to them makes the song sad, but like you said, beautiful. Great comment, Emily.
I remember the first time I heard this song. I was in bed with the flu and my Mom brought the portable TV up to my room and some hot tea and a show called Hullabaloo came on and there they were… Mom and I watched and both of us thought that song was wonderful. When ever I hear “I Got You Babe” I remember that day so clear
Here is that very clip!!!
That’s such a great memory, Lanier. I may like that clip even more because you get the bonus of having Sammy Davis, Jr. introducing them, also, their clothes were so cool. Haha! I like to look at Cher’s face when she was young. I may be the only one who feels this way, but I liked her bad teeth and probably all the things that she thought were flaws. What an interesting couple they were….
It’s strange that I only have two comments. Are we the only three that like this song…? I guess I can’t expect everyone to have such brilliant taste in music. 😉
Thanks for sharing that clip. If only I could find those pants she was wearing…
I loved the way her teeth looked before she got them fixed too!
I remember seeing Sonny and Cher on Ed Sullivan. I have loved Cher’s voice ever since and still think Sonny’s voice fit perfectly with her’s at the time. What intrigued me the most was the wooly vest.
I feel exactly the same way!! I LOVE her voice. I still do. It’s unique. Sonny’s voice went with hers, you’re right about that. The vest was something to really marvel at, wasn’t it? haha! Such ugly clothes in those days. 😀
I love this song – and you’re right it just makes me feel secure. Okay, here’s a fun story, I have a friend whose babysitter (his parents were in the music industry) was Cher. His fondest memory of that time is Cher taking him go-carting down the Hollywood Hills. Just thinking about it makes me grin.
A bundle of hugs,
What a great memory for your friend and a terrific party anecdote.
I don’t always agree with everything she says and does, but there’s something about her that’s very honest and maybe even vulnerable. I like her. I always have.
I like this song too. It occasionally just pops in my head when I’m happy. Thanks for posting it. 🙂
I’m glad you like this song as much as I do. Yeah, it puts me in a good mood, too. 🙂