I Want You (Janet Jackson song)

I Want You (Janet Jackson song)

Infobox Single
Name = I Want You

Caption = International double A-side single with "All Nite (Don't Stop)"
Artist = Janet Jackson
Album = Damita Jo
Released = 2004
Format = CD single, 12" maxi single, digital download
Recorded = Sony Music Studios
(New York City, New York)
The Record Plant
(Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
Genre = R&B, soul, doo-wop
Length = 4:12
Label = Virgin
Writer = Harold Lilly, Kanye West, John Stephens, Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Producer = Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Kanye West
Certification = Platinum (RIAA)
Last single = "Just a Little While"
This single = "I Want You"
Next single = "All Nite (Don't Stop)"
Misc = Extra track listing
Album = Damita Jo
Type = studio
prev_track = "R&B Junkie
prev_no = 11
this_track = "I Want You"
track_no = 12
next_track = "Like You Don't Love Me"
next_no = 13
Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = single

Lower caption = Taiwanese promo CD single cover

"I Want You" is an R&Bsouldoo-wop song written by Harold Lilly, Kanye West, and John Stephens for American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson's eight studio album, "Damita Jo" (2004).

ong information

Released as the second single from "Damita Jo", the song was written under the working title "Have Your Way with Me", and contains a sample from B.T. Express' version of the '70s classic "(They Long to Be) Close to You", written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The song was a critical success—"Rolling Stone" said "on 'I Want You', with help from West, she evokes the Motown dreams her siblings lived"—, but like the previous singles from "Damita Jo", its commercial performance was shadowed by the Super Bowl halftime show incident.

Chart performance

"I Want You" received very little radio airplay on mainstream radio, instead receiving more airplay on urban stations. Jackson earned several award nominations including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 2005 Grammy Awards. It was released under a LidRock CD and was certified platinum by the RIAA in 2004. The song was only released as a single in the U.S., appearing as a double A-side with "All Nite (Don't Stop)" in some international markets such as the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan.

The single peaked at number fifty-seven on the "Billboard" Hot 100 and number eighteen on the "Billboard" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. However, due to the strain on the singles from "Damita Jo", it failed to impact the pop charts.

Music video

The video for "I Want You" was directed by Dave Meyers. It takes place at night and shows Jackson taking a bus and walking through the town to meet her beau Jermaine Dupri at a recreational center. After the Super Bowl incident, MTV refused to aired Jackson's new videos including "I Want You". The video could only be seen on MTV Hits and MTV Jams. The video aired regularly on BET and VH1 and their digital outlets. The video was released on the enhanced version of the CD single, and is featured on the 2004 video compilation "".

Track listings and formats

"I Want You" was released as a double A-side single with "All Nite (Don't Stop)".

UK CD single (VUSCTX 292) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/455182 Janet Jackson - All Nite (Don't Stop) ] ]
#"All Nite (Don't Stop)" – 3:26
#"I Want You" – 4:12
#"Put Your Hands On" – 3:56
#"All Nite (Don't Stop)" (Sander Kleinenberg Radio Mix) – 4:14
#"I Want You" (Ray Roc Radio Mix) – 4:18
#"All Nite (Don't Stop)" (Video)
#"I Want You" (Video)

European CD Single (7243 5 49567 2 0) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/654862 Janet Jackson - All Nite (Don't Stop) ] ]
#"All Nite (Don't Stop)" – 3:26
#"I Want You" – 4:12

Spanish promo CD single (JANET3#1) [ [http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=293251 Janet Jackson I Want You Spain Promo 5" CD SINGLE (293251) ] ]
#"I Want You" (Radio Edit) – 3:50

Taiwanese promo CD single (JANETSAMPLER) [ [http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=285062 Janet Jackson Damita Jo Sampler Taiwan Promo 5" CD SINGLE (285062) ] ]
#"I Want You" – 4:12
#"Just a Little While" (UK Mix) – 4:05


Official remixes

*Original Version w/ Dialogue – 4:12
*Original Version – 3:58
*Radio Edit – 3:50
*Video Edit – 3:36
*A Cappella – 3:50
*Instrumental – 3:58
*Ray Roc Radio Mix – 4:18
*Ray Roc Club Mix – 8:02
*Ray Roc Dub Edit – 5:46
*E-Smoove Remix – 4:17
*Dr. Octavo Funk'n'Stein Extended Mix – 7:54
*Dr. Octavo Funk'n'Stein Radio Edit – 4:18
*"I Want You/R&B Junkie" (Dr.Octavo Funk'n'Stein Medley) – 8:48
*"I Want You/R&B Junkie" (Dr.Octavo Funk'n'Stein Medley Dub – 8:44


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