What I Like About You – Romantics

August 30, 2022

In December 1979, The Romantics released “What I Like About You” on the band’s self-titled album. 

The band went on to achieve popularity in the US, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia.

Fun Facts:

  • The band got started in Detroit, Michigan in 1977.  
  • “What I Like About You” peaked at #2 in Australia and #49 in the US.
  • Their best-charting track was “Talking in Your Sleep,” which peaked at #1 in Canada, #3 in the US. and #14 in Australia. 
  • The Romantics drew their early inspiration from The Temptations, The Motown artists, and the Four Tops for their high-energy stage shows. 
  • Under Nemperor Records, the band released their debut, The Romantics, on 4 January 1980; this first tracklist was the first record release of the decade.
  • The band was famous for strong, well-crafted pop songs and their signature range of looks, from red leather suits to black vinyl.
  • In 2007, The Romantics filed a lawsuit against the Guitar Hero Encore for featuring a soundalike of this song. The judge ruled in favor of Guitar Hero, stating that the publishing company had taken all the necessary steps.  
  • Other versions of this song came from Michael Morales in 1989 and Lillix in 2003. 5 Seconds of Summer also covered the song in their self-titled debut album in 2014. 

Lyrics 

Hey, uh-huh-huh

Hey, uh-huh-huh

What I like about you, you hold me tight

Tell me I’m the only one

Wanna come over tonight, yeah

Keep on whispering in my ear

Tell me all the things that I wanna hear

‘Cause it’s true (that’s what I like)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like)

What I like about you, you really know how to dance

When you go up, down, jump around

Think about true romance, yeah

Keep on whispering in my ear

Tell me all the things that I wanna hear

‘Cause it’s true (that’s what I like about you)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like about you)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like about you)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like)

Woo

Hey

What I like about you, you keep me warm at night

Never wanna let you go, know you make me feel alright, yeah

Keep on whispering in my ear

Tell me all the things that I wanna hear

‘Cause it’s true (that’s what I like)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like about you)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like about you)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like)

That’s what I like about you (that’s what I like about you)

Hey, uh-huh-huh, hey hey hey

Hey, uh-huh-huh, brr

Hey, uh-huh-huh, hey

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