Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted
|"Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted"|
|Single by The Partridge Family|
|from the album Up to Date|
|B-side||You Are Always On My Mind|
|Writer(s)||Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos, Wes Farrell|
|The Partridge Family singles chronology|
"Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted" is a song written by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos, and Wes Farrell and was recorded by The Partridge Family for their 1971 album, Up to Date. The song went to #6 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 1971 and was on the charts for 12 weeks.
The song went to #1 in Canada. The song also reached #6 in France and #9 in Australia. It was named the #13 song of 1971 on the Cashbox charts. The song was certified as a gold disc in March 1971.
This caused consternation with the studio and the record company, where the heads of both Bell Records and Screen Gems got involved. Shooting of The Partridge Family was stopped so his manager and agent could talk to him over the issue. One of the things they were saying was about how many more copies of the record would be sold if he spoke on it.
They put pressure on him until he caved in and did the record as requested. When it was finished, he begged them not to release it. "It was horrible, I was embarrassed by it. I still can't listen to that record."
- Up to Date Retrieved October 18, 2011
- The Partridge Family's charting singles Retrieved October 18, 2011
- Top Singles on the RPM for the week of March 27, 1971 Retrieved October 18, 2011
- The Partridge Family's song chart entries Retrieved October 18, 2011
- C'Mon Get Happy - Fear and Loathing on the Partridge Family bus by David Cassidy and Chip Deffaa, Warner Books Inc, 1994. pp 70-71 ISBN 0-446-39531-5
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|Canadian RPM 100 number-one single
March 27, 1971 (one week)
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