I'd Love You to Want Me
|"I'd Love You to Want Me"|
|Single by Lobo|
|from the album Of a Simple Man|
|Format||7" (45 rpm)|
|Label||Big Tree Records|
|Lobo singles chronology|
Released as a single in the fall of 1972, "I'd Love You to Want Me" was the singer's highest charting hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it spent two weeks at number two in November of that year. It was kept from the top spot by Johnny Nash's hit song, "I Can See Clearly Now". The song also spent one week at number one on the Billboard easy listening chart, Lavoie's second of four songs to achieve this feat.
- Teddy Robin (泰迪羅賓), Hong Kong singer/artist/film producer, on his 1971 LP album Melody Chain with Fontana Records.
- Liza Minnelli, on her 1973 album The Singer
- Brady Bunch Kids, on their 1973 album, The Brady Bunch Phonographic Album
- Sam Hui (許冠傑), Hong Kong singer/actor, recorded it in Cantonese language under title name of 春夢良宵, on his 鬼馬雙星 LP album with Polydor Records in 1974.
- Ervinna, Singapore-based female singer, on her LP album Top Hits with the local White Cloud Record, between 1972 and 1974.
- Boys (Polish band) made a version called "Miłość" on their 1991 album "Usłysz wołanie".
- Bonfire (band), on their 1996 album, Feels Like Comin' Home
- Guildo Horn, on his 1997 album Danke! (i.e. "Thank you!")
- KLB (Brazilian pop band), remade the song in Portuguese as "Ela Não Está Aqui" on their 2000 album, KLB
- Declan Galbraith, on his 2007 album You and Me
- In Hungary, the song has been adapted into a religious song with new lyrics in Hungarian, under the title "Látod, újra este van" ("See, It's Evening Again").
- Dennis Jones, Dutch cover with Dutch lyrics of Jones entitled "De Zon Die Zal Schijnen", 5 weeks on Dutch Single Top 100 (48) in 2008. Single also included a German version "Du Bist Nicht Alleine" and the English version "I'd Love You To Want Me" with original lyrics as well.
Lobo is said to have been one of the pioneers of simple/soft rock.
|1972||Canadian RPM Top Singles||1|
|Billboard Hot 100||2|
|Billboard Easy Listening||1|
|1973||Australian Singles Chart||1|
|German Singles Chart||1|
|1974||UK Singles Chart||5|
Also covered by John Holt
- List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1970s
- List of RPM number-one singles of 1972
- List of number-one hits of 1973 and 1974 (Germany)
- List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1972 (U.S.)
- Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny (1943-07-31). "Lobo | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
- Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
- Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, 5th Edition (Billboard Publications)
- Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
- UK Singles Chart info at chartstats.com