Lovin' You (3:24)

Cover of Perfect Angel / Adventures in Paradise

From Perfect Angel / Adventures in Paradise and 166 other releases

“Lovin’ You” is a 1975 hit single by Minnie Riperton. The song became a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 5,1975, #2 in the UK, and #3 on the R&B charts in the US. The song is especially noteworthy due to the unusually high pitches that Riperton reaches during the song.


It was the fourth single from the album Perfect Angel (1974). The song is notable for Riperton’s use of the whistle register. While it is believed that “Lovin’ You” was the first song to reach number one without the help of a percussion instrument, “Yesterday” by The Beatles accomplished this feat ten years earlier.

According to the liner notes from Riperton’s compilation CD Petals, the melody for “Lovin’ You” was created as a distraction for her daughter (Maya Rudolph) when she was a baby so that Minnie and her husband Richard could hang out. Maya was in the studio with her mother on the day the song was recorded and Riperton can be heard singing her daughter’s name at the end of the song.


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  • fajalobie62

    Loving you ;-) yessss i do <333 great song

    18 Jul 9:33pm Reply
  • supersmashsteve

    Whistling long before Mariah

    8 Jul 8:12pm Reply
  • barium62

    v Yes

    27 Apr 10:13pm Reply
  • DickBigems

    This is one of those songs that comes on in a forlorn diner while you're devouring whatever slop they served up to you, and makes you look up from your meal and start to consider all the life choices that led to you being in such a miserable place as you simultaneously check out the waitress' ass and exchange awkward glances with an equally lonely truck driver across from you. Anyway, it's a pretty good song all things considered.

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
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  • thierrydesmet

    I surelly have been able to fall in love with a kind o' woman like her with a magic voice like that !! See ya' sometime Minnie

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
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  • extraordGntlmn

    Warm Spring day... love it

    17 Jan 2014 Reply
  • silverlage

    Melancholy. So sweet. So deep.

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TheGordy


    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • gilliananne

    its easy ;)

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • valmurphy61

    long time me hear this song

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • dhrathbun

    so sweet and moving

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • juansebastianpj

    qué voz tenía. esta canción es simultáneamente romántica y lujuriosa. no es difícil verlo.

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Monade2010

    ° ♥ pure brilliance * ♥ •♫ ♪ * ♥¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) .•` *♥.•*¨*•♫♪ *

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Johnnybosox19

    Holy crow, what an incredible voice this lady had. This song is just unbelievable.

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Michael55345

    I don't know what it is about this song, but every time I hear it I flash back to exactly where I was the first time I heard it in the spring of '75. Signts and smells, it's all there. RIP Minnie.

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
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