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But I Do Love You


But I Do Love You

"But I Do Love You"
A-side Can't Fight the Moonlight
Released February 11, 2002 (2002-02-11) (UK)
February 26, 2002 (2002-02-26) (US)
Format CD single, cassette tape, digital download
Recorded 2000
Genre Country
Length 3:20
Label Curb
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer Trevor Horn
LeAnn Rimes singles chronology

"God Bless America"
"But I Do Love You"
"Life Goes On"

"But I Do Love You" is the title of a song recorded by American country music artist LeAnn Rimes. It was released in the UK as a single from the Coyote Ugly soundtrack on February 11, 2002 and in the US on February 26. The song was written by Diane Warren.

The song was featured on Rimes' 2002 compilation album, I Need You with the Almighty Radio Edit featured as a bonus track, the Almighty Radio Edit was later included on the More Music from Coyote Ugly in 2003. In 2004, the song was featured on The Best of LeAnn Rimes with the Almighty Radio Edit featured on the remix edition.

It peaked at number eighteen on the US Billboard Country Songs chart. Internationally it peaked at twenty on UK Singles Chart and forty-eight on the Irish Singles Chart.


The song is from the 2000 film Coyote Ugly and was originally intended to be sung by American stage, film and television actress, Piper Perabo, but after her audition to sing "Can't Fight the Moonlight" and watching the film, American country pop artist LeAnn Rimes decided to record all the songs for the film and provide the singing voice for Perabo.[1] The theatrical trailer for the film included Perabo's original recording of the song prior to Rimes recording it.[2]


"But I Do Love You" was first released on the soundtrack for Coyote Ugly on August 1, 2000.[3] It was later released as a B-side track to the single "Can't Fight the Moonlight" on August 22, 2000.[4] It was official released as a single in the UK on February 11, 2002[5] and the a little over two weeks later in the US on February 26.[6] In March of 2002 it was included on Rimes' compilation album, I Need You, with the Almighty Radio Edit included as a bonus track.[7] In 2003, the Almighty Radio Edit of the song would be included on the More Music from Coyote Ugly soundtrack on January 28, 2003.[8] In 2004, the song was included on The Best of LeAnn Rimes,[9] while the Almighty Radio Edit was released on the remixed edition.[10]


"But I Do Love You" (2002)
A twenty-nine second sample of Rimes' "But I Do Love You", from the Coyote Ugly soundtrack.

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"But I Do Love You" is a country song of three minutes and twenty seconds. It was written by Diane Warren and recorded by LeAnn Rimes. The song is written in the key of C major with Rimes' vocals spanning two octaves, from B3 to B4[11] The song is produced by Trevor Horn with executive production by Jerry Bruckheimer, Kathy Nelson and Mike Curb. Orchestral arrangements were done by David Campbell with engineering and mixing done by Steve MacMillan. Additional engineering was done by Tim Weidner, Greg Hunt, Gary Leach and Austin Deptula.[12]

Critical reception

The song received a favorable review from Deborah Evans Price of Billboard, who wrote that "Rimes is an ever-evolving stylist of the first degree, and she nails this catchy midtempo track from start to finish."[13] Another review in Billboard, from 2000, stated that the song is "beautifully written" and that it is "AC-hitworthy."[14] Heather Phares of Allmusic considered the song a "Jewel-esque love song".[15]

Chart performance

The song debuted at number sixty on the US Billboard Country Songs chart for the week of February 24, 2001[16] and peaked at number eighteen.[17]

Internationally the song peaked at number twenty on the UK Singles Chart[18] and number forty-eight on the Irish Singles Chart.[19]

Track listing

UK CD single[5]
  1. But I Do Love You — 3:20
  2. But I Do Love You (Ian Van Dahl Radio Edit) — 3:35
  3. Can't Fight the Moonlight (Latino Mix) — 3:35
Digital Download[6]
  1. But I Do Love You (Almighty Radio Edit) — 4:05
  2. But I Do Love You (Almighty Extended Mix) — 7:14
  3. But I Do Love You (Ian Van Dahl Radio Edit) — 3:35
  4. But I Do Love You (Ian Van Dahl Extended Mix) — 8:10
US "Can't Fight the Moonlight" CD/Cassette tape single[4]
  1. "Can't Fight the Moonlight" — 3:35
  2. "But I Do Love You" — 3:20


Chart (2001) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 20
Irish Singles Chart[19] 48
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[20] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[21] 18


External links

  • "But I Do Love You" official music video at official site.
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