Single: I Want U

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I Want U

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Single details


Released: Summer, 1995 (US release)
30 October 1995 (UK release)
Related album: Closer Than Close
Label(s): Motown
Non-Album track(s):

I Want U (Black Ice Version) (6:52)
I Want U (Bonus Vocal Mix) (6:41)
I Want U (Booker T. Mix) (4:00)
I Want U (Bump & Flex Bass Bin Killa Mix) (5:40)
I Want U (Bump & Flex Original Instrumental) (5:53)
I Want U (Bump & Flex Original Mix) (5:54)
I Want U (Bump & Flex Remix) (5:31)
I Want U (Bump & Flex Vocal Mix) (5:34)
I Want U (Inner City Blue) (Extended Version) (7:53)
I Want U (Inner City Blue) (Rough Version) (7:54)
I Want U (Inner City Blues) (Earth Mama TV Mix - Radio Version) (4:34)
I Want U (Inner City Blues) (Earth Mama Version Edit) (4:37)
I Want U (Inner City Blues) (Earth Mama Version Instrumental) (5:01)
I Want U (Inner City Blues) (Mark Picchiotti's Weekend Radio Mix) (4:57)
I Want U (Jean Claude Ades Remix) (6:07)
I Want U (M&M Anthem Mix) (7:26)
I Want U (M&M Anthem Mix Instrumental) (7:24)
I Want U (Notice The House Mix) (5:42)
I Want U (Original Paisley Version) (3:51)
I Want U (Scats) (1:51)
I Want U (Tuff Jam Mix) (5:33)
I Want U (Ultra Flava Mix) (7:19)
I Want U (Weekend Mix) (9:35)
I Want U (Whistles In Heaven Mix) (5:46)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
Billboard R&B Chart (USA) 10 Jun. 1995 90 5
Billboard Hot Dance Music - Club Play Chart (USA) 22 Jul. 1995 28 8
Gallup Singles Chart (UK) 11 Nov. 1995 70 1
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Closer Than Close
(album)
Concrete Jungle
(album)
Closerthanclose album.jpg ConcreteJungle-album.jpg

I Want U was the first single to be released from Rosie Gaines' first solo album Closer Than Close. It was released around the same time as the album, and was released worldwide.

Several remixes of the song were contained on various formats of the single. I Want U featured Prince as a co-writer, although he did not appear on the track as a musician.

The single did not enter the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts, but reached number 90 on the Billboard R&B Charts and number 28 on the Billboard Dance Music - Club Play chart. It fared marginally better in the UK, where it reached number 70 on the UK Gallup Singles Chart.

The single was re-released in 2000, containing some additional remixes of the track, and still other remixes have been released on various digital releases of the single. For the sake of clarity and simplicity, these formats are included below.


Track listing
CD 12"
  • 1995 release

1. I Want U (Purple Version) (3:36)
2. I Want U (Earth Mama Version) (6:34)
References:
EUR: 860 386-2

1. I Want U (Purple Version) (3:36)
2. I Want U (Earth Mama Version) (6:34)
3. I Want U (Earth Mama Version Edit) (4:37)
4. I Want U (Earth Mama Version Instrumental) (5:01)
References:
US: 422860323-2

1. I Want U (Purple Version) (3:36)
2. I Want U (M&M Anthem Mix) (7:26)
3. I Want U (Earth Mama Version) (6:34)
4. I Want U (Weekend Mix) (9:35)
References:
UK: 860 485-2

  • Promotional

1. I Want U (Whistles In Heaven Mix) (5:46)
2. I Want U (Notice The House Mix) (5:42)
3. I Want U (Anthem Mix) (7:26)
3. I Want U (Bonus Vocal Mix) (6:41)
References:
EUR: 860 447-2

  • 1995 release

A1. I Want U (Purple Version) (3:36)
A2. I Want U (Earth Mama Version) (6:34)
B1. I Want U (M&M Anthem Mix) (7:26)
B2. I Want U (Weekend Mix) (9:35)
References:
UK: 860 485-1

  • 1995 promotional

A. I Want U (Whistles In Heaven Mix) (5:46)
B1. I Want U (Notice The House Mix) (5:42)
B2. I Want U (Anthem Mix) (7:26)
References:
US: RGM 1

A. I Want U (Weekend Mix) (9:35)
B1. I Want U (M&M Anthem Mix Instrumental) (7:24)
B2. I Want U (Bonus Vocal Mix) (6:41)
References:
US: RG 009

A1. I Want U (M&M Anthem Mix) (7:26)
A2. I Want U (Whistles In Heaven Mix) (5:46)
B1. I Want U (Bonus Vocal Mix) (6:41)
B2. I Want U (Notice The House Mix) (5:42)
References:
US: 374631262-1, UK: Rosie 2

A1. I Want U (Purple Version) (3:36)
A2. I Want U (Earth Mama Version Edit) (4:37)
B1. I Want U (Earth Mama Version) (6:34)
B2. I Want U (Earth Mama Version Instrumental) (5:01)
References:
UK: Rosie 1

A. I Want U (Weekend Mix) (9:35)
B. I Want U (M&M Anthem Mix Instrumental) (7:24)
References:
UK: Rosie 3

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
Digital Digital

"I Want U - Remix" 1995 release re-issued in 2005
1. I Want U (Bonus Vocal Mix) (6:41)
2. I Want U (Earth Mama Version) (6:34)
3. I Want U (Earth Mama Instrumental) (5:01)
4. I Want U (M&M Anthem Mix) (7:26)
5. I Want U (Notice The House Mix) (5:42)
6. I Want U (Purple Version) (3:36)
7. I Want U (Weekend Mix) (9:35)
8. I Want U (Whistles In Heaven Mix) (4:36)
9. I Want U (Scats) (1:51)
References:
rosiegaines.com: No cat. number

"I Want U 2000 - Remix" 2000 release re-issued in 2005
1. I Want U 2000 (Booker T. Mix) (4:00)
2. I Want U 2000 (Bump & Flex Bass Bin Killa Mix) (5:40)
3. I Want U 2000 (Bump & Flex Vocal Mix) (5:34)
4. I Want U 2000 (Jean Claude Ades Remix) (6:07)
5. I Want U 2000 (Tuff Jam Mix) (5:33)
6. I Want U 2000 (Ultra Flava Mix) (7:19)
References:
rosiegaines.com: No cat. number

  • itunes

"I Want U - The Mixes" 2005 release
1. I Want U (M&M Anthem Mix) (7:26)
2. I Want U (Weekend Mix) (9:35)
3. I Want U (Notice The House Mix) (5:42)
4. I Want U (Bonus Vocal Mix) (6:41)
5. I Want U (Whistles In Heaven Mix) (5:46)
6. I Want U (M&M Anthem Mix Instrumental) (7:24)
7. I Want U (Ultra Flava Mix) (7:19)
8. I Want U (Booker T. Mix) (4:00)
9. I Want U (Tuff Jam Mix) (5:33)
10. I Want U (Jean Claude Ades Remix) (6:07)
11. I Want U (Bump & Flex Vocal) (5:30)
12. I Want U (Bump & Flex Bass Bin Killa Mix) (5:40)
13. I Want U (Scats) (1:51)
References:
iTunes: No cat. number

"I Want U - The Mixes, Vol. 2" 2005 release
1. I Want U (Black Ice Version) (6:52)
2. I Want U (Inner City Blue) (4:13)
3. I Want U (Inner City Blue) (Extended Version) (7:53)
4. I Want U (Inner City Blue) (Rough Version) (7:54)
5. I Want U (Original Paisley Version) (3:51)
6. I Want U (Purple Version) (3:36)
7. I Want U (Inner City Blue) (Earth Mama Version) (6:36)
8. I Want U (Inner City Blue) (Earth Mama Radio Version) (4:37)
9. I Want U (Inner City Blue) (Earth Mama Instrumental) (5:01)
10. I Want U (Inner City Blue) (Earth Mama TV Mix - Radio Version) (4:34)
11. I Want U (Mark Picchiotti's Weekend Radio Mix) (4:57)
12. I Want U (Bump & Flex Original Mix) (5:54)
13. I Want U (Bump & Flex Original Instrumental) (5:53)
13. Megamedley
References:
iTunes: No cat. number

Others
  • 12" (2000 re-issue)

A. I Want U (Bump & Flex Remix) (5:31)
B. Closer Than Close (Frank Watts 2 Step Mix)
References:
UK: 0112280A45

  • 12" Promo (2000 re-issue)

A1. I Want U (Bump & Flex Vocal Mix) (5:34)
A1. I Want U (Booker T. Mix) (4:00)
B. I Want U (Bump & Flex Bass Bin Killa Mix) (5:40)
References:
UK: PSV 006


Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva


References
Standingatthealtar single.jpg 1995
Standing At The Altar
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1995
If EyeBlue.png Love U 2night
Ifeyeloveu2night single.jpg