I Want You to Want Me

I Want You to Want Me

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Name = I Want You to Want Me

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Artist = Cheap Trick
Album = In Color
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Released = 1977
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Genre = Rock
Length = 3:11
Label = Epic Records/Legacy
Writer = Rick Nielsen
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"I Want You to Want Me" is a song by Cheap Trick, originally recorded in 1977 for their album "In Color", though the version from the band's 1978 album "At Budokan" subsequently became better known than the original. The song's lyrics and music were written by Rick Nielsen. It climbed the top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #7 on the chart, and reached the top of the Netherlands chart. It was also the band's only Top 50 hit in Britain, where it reached #29.


In 2006, Chris Isaak recorded a cover of the song for his "Best of Chris Isaak" album. The song has also been covered by many other artists, including Dwight Yoakam from his 2000 album "Tomorrow's Sounds Today", [http://www.thehypertonics.com/mp3/Brian_Lord_05_We're_Changing_I_Want_You_To_Want_Me_Cheap_Trick_Cover.mp3 Brian Lord] , Lindsay Lohan from her 2005 album "A Little More Personal (Raw)", Letters to Cleo for the film "10 Things I Hate About You", No Doubt and Propagandhi. In some concerts Kelly Clarkson and Tulsa band Hanson have also covered the classic. Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies also have done a comical version of the song.

Use in television and film

The song has been referenced on television and in films. It was featured in a 2002 Coca-Cola television commercial. The song has also been referenced in the television shows "Dawson's Creek" and "Scrubs", and the films "10 Things I Hate About You", "John Tucker Must Die", and "21 (2008 film)". It was also performed on "" by Jamie, Natalie, and Charlye.


* [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:jxfqxxy0ldje All Music Guide entry]

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