|Written c. 1940|
|Lyricist(s) Best (or Watson: disputed)|
"(I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons" is a popular song written by Ivory "Deek" Watson & William "Pat" Best, the latter being a founding member of The Four Tunes. The credits and the publishing (Leeds Publishing Co.) list Deek Watson, former founding member of The Ink Spots, as a co-writer. Best later stated that Watson had nothing to do with the creation of the song, but Watson maintained in his late 1960s autobiography that he and Best wrote the song together, lyrics and music respectively.
Best was a member of Watson's group, The Brown Dots (the song originally was released by Watson's quartet with Joe King as lead vocalist). The song was published in 1945.