Al Martino

I Love You Because

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Al Martino effected his comeback on records in 1963 with a revival of the country song "I Love You Because." After a couple of less successful follow-ups, he went with a thematically similar song by pop and country songwriter Don Robertson, "I Love You More and More Every Day," and again came up with a Top Ten hit. The romantic ballad was a plain-spoken statement of a husband's love for his wife, and Martino gave it a big-voiced, sincere reading that helped make it the third major record success of his career. Its wholesomeness attracted covers by Lawrence Welk and Pat Boone, but it may have been too wholesome to become a widely recorded standard. Given the song's obvious country leanings, it's surprising that nine years passed before somebody in Nashville hit with it, but finally in 1973 Sonny James cut it for a country Top Ten. (He combined the last two words, calling it, "I Love You More and More Everyday.") But it remained best known as one of Al Martino's signature songs.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Greatest Hits [Curb] 1990 Curb 2:41
Capitol Collectors Series 1992 Capitol 2:43
Great Jukebox Hits of the 60's, Vol. 1: When I Fall in Love 1992
Various Artists
EMI-Capitol Special Markets
No Image 1993
Various Artists
Time / Life Music
The Best of Al Martino [Collectables] 1995 Collectables 2:44
No Image 1996
Various Artists
JCI Associated Labels 2:44
No Image 1997 Capitol / EMI Music Distribution 2:40
I Love You Because [Razor & Tie] 1999 Razor & Tie 2:42
Memories Are Made of This, Vol. 5 1999
Various Artists
Disky 2:42
Crooners: Stardust 2000
Various Artists
Delta Distribution 2:45
Legendary Crooners: The Song Is You 2000
Various Artists
Delta Distribution 2:45
The Hits of Al Martino 2000 EMI Music Distribution 2:41
Memories Are Made of This [Disky 10 CD #1] 2000
Various Artists
Disky 2:42
Magic of Al Martino 2001 EMI 2:42
Sophisticated Gentlemen 2002
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:43
Memories Are Made of This [EMI Box Set] 2003
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:42
Greatest Hits: The Priceless Collection 2003 EMI-Capitol Special Markets 2:42
The Essential Al Martino 2004 Fuel 2000 2:42
Lifetime of Romance: It Must Be Love 2004
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:43
Music of Your Life: It Must Be Love 2004
Various Artists
Distribution Solutions / Time / Life Music 2:43
The Ultimate Al Martino 2005 EMI 2:43
The Very Best of Al Martino 2006 EMI 2:43
No Image 2006 EMI 2:41
Lifetime of Romance [Time Life Box Set] 2007
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:43
Music of Your Life 2012
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:43
No Image
Various Artists
Capitol