I Want a Woman

I Want a Woman

Infobox Single |
Name = I Want a Woman

Artist = Ratt
from Album = Reach for the Sky
Released = 1988
Format = Vinyl LP, Cassette, CD
Recorded = 1988
Genre = Glam metal
Length = 3:58
Label = Atlantic
Producer = Beau Hill
Chart position =
Reviews =
Last single = "Body Talk"
This single = "I Want a Woman"
Next single = "Way Cool Jr."

"I Want a Woman" is a song by glam metal band Ratt. It is the second track on their fourth album Reach for the Sky and the first single released by Atlantic Records to promote the album. The song is also on their greatest hits album, Ratt & Roll 81-91.

The song's somewhat derisive lyrical focus is directed at the materialistic, self-minded, and mostly teenaged groupies the band had encountered throughout the years in which they enjoyed chart success. Paradoxically, the entirety of the music video produced for the song features a seemingly endless stream of young groupies at a Ratt concert. Many within the fanbase of the group posit that this was yet another display of Ratt's infamously ironic sense of humor.Fact|date=November 2007 Detractors, however, point to the band's decadent history as indicative of the song's hypocritical (and the band's underlyingly misogynistic) nature.Fact|date=May 2007

There was certainly a vocal sector of the public that felt cheated and lied to by Stephen Pearcy's lyrics.Fact|date=May 2007 This would precipitate the band's detachment from its fans, as well as the record buying public's disillusion with glam metal in general.Fact|date=May 2007 These factors proved vital in the success of the grunge and alternative genres a few years later, as those genres espoused decidedly more low-key and even defeatist worldviews diametric to the flamboyant and self-assured glam metal of the 1980s.Fact|date=May 2007

Over the years, the song has featured prominently on the band's set list and was featured in television series "Beavis and Butthead" in 1995. The song has proven itself to be of continuous cultural relevance as it is still heavily debated over in music and pop-culture circles.Fact|date=May 2007 It is also cited as a sterling example of how deep-grooved blues and hard rock can coexist harmoniously within the parameters of a song.Fact|date=May 2007

"I Want a Woman" was composed by Ratt members Robbin Crosby, Juan Croucier, Bobby Blotzer, Stephen Pearcy and producer Beau Hill.

Track listing

#"I Want a Woman" - 3:58
#"What I'm After" - 3:35


*Stephen Pearcy- Vocals
*Warren DeMartini- co-Lead Guitar
*Robbin Crosby- co-Lead Guitar
*Juan Croucier- Bass Guitar
*Bobby Blotzer- Drums

See also

*Reach for the Sky

External links

* [http://lyrics.duble.com/lyrics/R/ratt-lyrics/ratt-i-want-a-woman-lyrics.htm/ Lyrics]

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