Don't You Want Me (Felix song)

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"Don't You Want Me"
Single by Felix
from the album #1
B-side Remix
Released 23 February 1992
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi, cassette
Genre House, Eurodance, dance
Length

4:01 (Album Version)

3:10 (Single Version)
Label Deconstruction, RCA, BMG, Big Beat
Writer(s) Derek A. Jenkins, Dwayne Richardson, Paul Scott, Joanne Thomas, Felix, Cheri Williams
Producer(s) Felix (co-produced by Rollo and Red Jerry)
Felix singles chronology
"Don't You Want Me"
(1992)
"It Will Make Me Crazy"
(1992)

"Don't You Want Me" is a dance / electronic song recorded by British DJ and producer Francis Wright, known under the pseudonym of Felix. It was released as his debut single from his album #1 in late 1992. Musically, it samples Jomanda's "Don't You Want My Love" and credited as Felix featuring Jomanda (co-produced by Rollo and Red Jerry). It went to number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and on the European Hot 100 Singles chart. It also reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart in 1992. In 1995 and 1996, the song charted again, but in remixed form.

Background[edit]

This song is largely considered to be the track that launched the hardbag explosion. It appears on the compilation The Best Dance Album in the World... Ever! in remixed form, and was used in the episode "New Girl" of the TV series The Office. It was also famously featured in St George, a 1997 Tango Blackcurrant advertisement for television. On the single re-release, the Tango Blackcurrant logo even appears.

Track listings[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Sweat (A La La La La Long)" by Inner Circle
Swiss number-one single
15 November 1992 – 6 December 1992
Succeeded by
"Die da" by Die Fantastischen Vier
Preceded by
"Deeper and Deeper" by Madonna
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
6 February 1993
Succeeded by
"Gonna Get Back to You" by MAW and Co. featuring Xaviera Gold

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Don't You Want Me", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  2. ^ Belgian peak
  3. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  4. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  5. ^ Top Italian singles of 1992
  6. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1992" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  8. ^ "Don't You Want Me", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  9. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  10. ^ Finnish 1995 peak
  11. ^ "Don't You Want Me" (1995 remixes), UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  12. ^ "Don't You Want Me" (1996 remixes), UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  13. ^ "1993 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Swisscharts. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "French single certifications – Felix – Don't You Want Me" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select FELIX and click OK
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Felix; 'Don't You Want Me')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.