I Don't Want To


I Don't Want To

Infobox Single
Name = I Don't Want To


Artist = Toni Braxton
Album = Secrets
B-side = "I Love Me Some Him"
Released = March 11, 1997
Format = CD single, CD maxi single 12" single, 7" single
Recorded = 1995
Genre = R&B
Length = 4:17
Label = LaFace
Writer = R. Kelly
Producer = R. Kelly
Certification = Gold (RIAA)
Last single = "Un-Break My Heart"
(1996)
This single = "I Don't Want To"/"I Love Me Some Him"
(1997)
Next single = "How Could an Angel Break My Heart"
(1997)

"I Don't Want To" is a song by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released as the third single from her second studio album, "Secrets" (1996). Written and produced by R. Kelly, this ballad describes the agony of a break-up. The single—released in the U.S. as a double A-side with the airplay smash hit "I Love Me Some Him"—shot to number nineteen on the "Billboard" Hot 100 and number nine on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks during the summer of 1997. While not as successful as the two preceding singles, it became her third consecutive chart-topper on the "Billboard" Hot Dance Music/Club Play in July 1997, following "You're Makin' Me High" and "Un-Break My Heart".

The music video was shot during a hectic time in Braxton's career. After the commercial success from the preceding singles and co-headlining a tour with Kenny G., Braxton was exhausted. The time schedule for a video was roughly one day for director Billie Woodruff. A simple video featured Braxton wandering around in a white room wearing a white tanktop and blue jeans.

The original treatment for the video was a one-take version. Woodruff told MTV News that he shot multiple takes and at the end of the day, the best version would be picked. The video had Braxton walking around a house, trying on various wigs and scrubbing her feet in a bathtub. Oddly enough, this was the controversy when creating the video. This video remains unreleased but MTV aired a short "making of" during editions of MTV News.

Track listings and formats

;U.S. double A-side CD single with "I Love Me Some Him"
#"I Don't Want To" (Album Version) – 4:17
#"I Love Me Some Him" (Album Version) – 5:09

;U.S. double A-side CD maxi single with "I Love Me Some Him"
#"I Don't Want To" (Album Version) – 4:17
#"I Don't Want To" (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix) – 10:57
#"I Don't Want To" (Instrumental) – 4:19
#"I Love Me Some Him" (Album Version) – 5:09
#"Un-Break My Heart" (Billboard Award Show Version) – 4:12

;UK CD 1
#"I Don't Want To" (Album Version) – 4:15
#"I Don't Want To" (Frankie Knuckles Radio Edit) – 4:17
#"You're Makin' Me High" (Hot Ice Dancehall Mix featuring Mad Cobra) – 4:50
#"I Don't Want To" (Franktified Club Mix) – 10:57

;UK CD 2
#"I Don't Want To" (Album Version) – 4:15
#"I Don't Want To" (Classic Club Mix) – 10:54
#"I Don't Want To" (Deep Jays Delight) – 9:02

;European CD single
#"I Don't Want To" (Album Version) – 4:15
#"I Don't Want To" (Frankie Knuckles Radio Edit) – 4:17
#"I Don't Want To" (Franktified Club Mix) – 10:57

Charts

{| class="wikitable"!align="center"|Chart (1997)!align="center"|Peak
position
-
align="left"|New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart
align="center"|21
-
align="left"|Swedish Singles Chart
align="center"|15
-
align="left"|UK Singles Chart [cite web |url=http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=25227 |title=Chart Stats – Toni Braxton – I Don't Want To |accessdate=2008-10-11 |work=Chart Stats]
align="center"|9
-
align="left"|United World Chart [cite web |url=http://www.mediatraffic.de/week28-1997.htm |title=United World Chart – singles & airplay – week 28 / 1997 |accessdate=2008-10-11 |work=Media Traffic]
align="center"|8
-
align="left"|U.S. "Billboard" Hot 100
align="center"|19
-
align="left"|U.S. "Billboard" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
align="center"|9
-
align="left"|U.S. "Billboard" Hot Dance Music/Club Play
align="center"|1
-
align="left"|U.S. "Billboard" Adult Contemporary
align="center"|4

References

succession box
before = "Free" by Ultra Naté
title = U.S. "Billboard" Hot Dance Music/Club Play number-one single
years = July 19, 1997
after = "Something Goin' On" by Todd Terry featuring Martha Wash and Jocelyn Brown


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