I Don't Wanna Leave You

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I Don't Wanna Leave You

Whattimeisit album.jpg
from the album What Time Is It?
Song details
Performer: The Time
First Released: 25 August 1982 - What Time Is It? album
Album(s): What Time Is It?
Writer(s): Prince (as Jamie Starr, credited to The Time)
Producer(s): Prince (as The Starr Company) (credited to Morris Day and The Starr Company)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

I Don't Wanna Leave You is the sixth and final track on The Time's second album What Time Is It?, and, a few months after the album's release, it was included as the b-side of the album's second single Gigolos Get Lonely Too. In 1983, it was included as the second track on the 12" single of The Walk, the album's third and final single. The song was written by Prince, although the song is officially credited to The Time. It was produced by Prince (as The Starr Company), but was credited to Morris Day and The Starr Company.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in May-June 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced 777-9311, Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody, and several other tracks that were released over the next several years).

Although it wasn't released as a single in the USA, I Don't Wanna Leave You (with 777-9311 and The Walk) reached position 42 in the Billboard Dance/Disco Top 80 Chart, indicating the track was selected by DJs as a favorite in US clubs when the album was released.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May-June 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Morris Day - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments (uncredited)
  • Jellybean Johnson - credited for drums and percussion, but did not appear
  • Terry Lewis - credited for bass guitar and vocals, but did not appear
  • Jesse Johnson - credited for guitar and vocals, but did not appear
  • Jimmy Jam - credited for keyboards and vocals, but did not appear
  • Monte Moir - credited for keyboards and vocals, but did not appear

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
I Don't Wanna Leave You 6:30 What Time Is It?

The Walk 12" single

Studio
I Don't Wanna Leave You (edit) 2:45 Gigolos Get Lonely Too single
Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • I Don't Wanna Leave You appeared in the Billboard Dance/Disco Top 80 chart along with with 777-9311 and The Walk: the Dance/Disco Top 80 chart is based on DJ/Clubs playlists sent to Billboard and reflects the impact of a track in clubs. The playlist contains either singles or albums tracks. From these playlists, different tracks from a same artist and a same album are listed as only one entry in the charts.

References
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