- What I Like About You (song)
Name = What I Like About You
from Album = The Romantics
Released = 1979
Recorded = 1979
Genre = Rock
Label = Nemperor Records
Last single =
This single =
Next single =
"What I Like About You" is the title of a well-known
power popsong by the American rock and rollband The Romantics. The song, written by Romantics members Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Rich Cole, and Jimmy Marinos, is featured on the band's self-titled 1979 debut album, and was also released as a single. Marinos, the band's drummer, is the lead vocalist on the song. The band filmed a music videofor the song that appeared frequently on MTVduring the early 1980s.
When first released, "What I Like About You" was already a popular song on the Romantics' concert playlist. In terms of record sales and radio airplay, however, the song was only a moderate success at the time of its release, reaching only Number 48 on the Billboard charts. It was only towards the end of the 1980s, after the song had been licensed for use in
television commercialsfor Budweiser beer, that "What I Like About You" grew to become one of the most popular rock anthems of all time.
"What I Like About You" has become a staple of
modern rock, appearing on numerous compilation albums of 1980s pop and rock music hits and heard in frequent rotation on modern rock and classic rockradio. The song is also often played at sporting events, parties, and at bars and clubs. In addition to Budweiser, the song has also been heard promoting products, services, and institutions including the Los Angeles Dodgersbaseball team, Barbietoy dolls, Sea Worldand T.G.I. Friday'srestaurants. The song was also featured in TV commercials for Hampton Inn, Esurance, and Papa John's Pizzaas recently as 2008.
The song was also included in the 2004 animated film "
Shrek 2". In 2003, the alternative rockband Lillixrecorded a cover version of "What I Like About You", which was featured on the soundtrack of the Disney teen comedy film "Freaky Friday". Lillix's recording of the song is also the theme tune for WB Network's television series of the same name.
Channel Ten Australia and
Southern Cross Tenused the song to advertise their televisionchannel in 2005-2006. They used three different versions of the song, all performed by Green Dragon. The first was from February - December 2005 was "What I Like About You (Rock Mix). The second, used from December 2005 - February 2006 was "What I Like About You (Dance Mix). The third, used from February - December 2006 was "What I Like About You (R&B) Mix, and this song was again used from December 2006-February 2007 in Ten's summer promos.
The song was voted #97 on VH1's
television specialThe 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's.
In November 2007, The Romantics filed a federal lawsuit against Activision Inc., the maker of "", saying that the video game infringes on the band's rights by featuring a soundalike recording of "What I Like About You." [cite web|url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312549,00.html|title=FOXNews.com - 80's Band The Romantics Sue 'Guitar Hero,' Claim Infringement - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News ]
Name = What I Like About You
Artist = Poison
from Album =
Released = 2007
Recorded = 2007
Genre = Rock
Last single = "We're An American Band"
This single = "What I Like About You"
Next single = "Sexy Back"
This single is the 26th single in total from Poison.
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