Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #205: ‘Baby I’m-A Want You’- Bread. October 23, 1971. Peaked at # 3 in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Baby I’m-A Want You’- Bread
- Record Company- Elektra
- Genre: Soft Rock
- Written by David Gates
- Time: 2:25
- B-side: ‘Truckin’
- Album- Baby I’m- A Want You
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #3 12 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
Bread a band formed in Los Angeles and fronted by David Gates- put the soft -into soft rock. From 1970-77 they had 13 Hot 100 hits- with 12 making the Top 40. Their biggest hit was their first- “Make It With You’ #1 in 1970.
They were also heavy on my sister’s playlist…a big step up from some of her other choices.
honestly they are alright- I just like to poke a little fun at their soft rock… but that was really in at the time- and i think it is what they did the best.
He knew how to structure a melody I have to admit.
Music for that mawkish year of adolescence when you have an overly sensitive soul. Nothing wrong with it, it has its time and place. After the benefit of a few years of life’s experiences- and an ex or two- listening to something like ‘Diary’, well, you can’t help but smile. At the younger you.