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My Baby Just Cares for Me (2013 - Remaster)

2013Released
3:35

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Interesting facts and trivia about My Baby Just Cares for Me (2013 - Remaster). By Songfacts®.

This jazz standard was written by Walter Donaldson (music) and Gus Kahn (lyrics) for the 1930 film adaptation of the musical comedy Whoopee!, where it was first performed by Eddie Cantor. Along with the film's "Makin' Whoopie," it would become a signature tune for Cantor.

Peaking at #82 on the UK chart, this would be a minor hit for Nina Simone when it was included on her debut album, but it would later revitalize her career and introduce her to a new generation of fans when it was borrowed for a Chanel No. 5 ad in 1987. The re-released track, through Charly Records, would peak at #5 on the UK Singles Chart.

Simone, who always had a tenuous relationship with record labels, was too busy being outraged to enjoy her newfound popularity, claiming she didn't receive any royalties from the popular TV commercial. According to NME, she said of the negotiations in 1987: "They went behind my back and stole from each other like I was a slave. They took me and sold me from one record company to another because they couldn't deal with me openly!"

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of My Baby Just Cares for Me (2013 - Remaster).
EKey
MinorMode
4/4Time Signature
119BPM

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Bethlehem Jazz
2013 BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
2013 BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

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