I Don't Wanna Know (Mario Winans song)

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"I Don't Wanna Know"
Single by Mario Winans featuring Enya and P. Diddy
from the album Hurt No More
B-side "Pretty Girl Bullsh*t"
Released November 18, 2003
Genre R&B
Length 4:17
Label Bad Boy
Writer(s) M. Winans, Enya, N. Ryan, R. Ryan, Lo Down, C. Hawkins
Producer(s) Mario "Yellow Man" Winans
Mario Winans featuring Enya and P. Diddy singles chronology
"I Don't Wanna Know"
(2003)
"Never Really Was"
(2004)

"I Don't Wanna Know" is a song by American R&B artist Mario Winans, featuring a rap by P. Diddy, re-recorded background vocals by Enya and sampling the synthesizer riff from Enya's song "Boadicea". It reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and in Netherlands, and number 2 (for 8 consecutive weeks) in the United States, and remains Winans' only major success to date. Its eight weeks at number 2 also put the song in joint fifth place for the most weeks at number 2 by a song which did not go to number 1, behind Foreigner's "Waiting for a Girl Like You", Missy Elliott's "Work It", Donna Lewis's "I Love You Always Forever" and Shania Twain's "You're Still the One".

Content[edit]

The song is based on a sample of the Fugees' 1996 hit single "Ready or Not", which itself was based on a slowed-down sample of the instrumental track "Boadicea" by Enya from her 1987 album Enya.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Don't Wanna Know" – 4:17
  2. "Pretty Girl Bullsh*t" (featuring Foxy Brown) – 4:22
  3. "I Don't Wanna Know" (Instrumental) – 4:17

Remixes and answer songs[edit]

The official remix features D-Block rapper Jae Hood, Enya, & P. Diddy. Another remix features Joe Budden, Enya, & P. Diddy. An answer to this song, "You Should Really Know", sung from a female perspective, was released later in the same year as Winans' single. Created by the producers The Pirates, it featured Shola Ama, Naila Boss, and Ishani. It used the same Enya sample as the original. Although it did not achieve the level of success Winans' single did in the U.S., it was a big UK triumph, peaking at #8 in the singles chart. Later on, another answer song called "I Already Know" sung by Noelle was released and had the same background melody as the original song. R&B group Nina Sky also recorded their own version of their song entitled "Time to Go," featuring Angie Martinez.

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy – I Don't Wanna Know" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy – I Don't Wanna Know" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
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  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy – I Don't Wanna Know". Tracklisten.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy – I Don't Wanna Know" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy > I Don't Wanna Know – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – {{{artist}}} – I Don't Wanna Know". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy – I Don't Wanna Know". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy – I Don't Wanna Know". VG-lista.
  13. ^ Romanian Top 100: Editia 32, saptamina 9.08 - 15.08, 2004
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy – I Don't Wanna Know". Singles Top 60.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy – I Don't Wanna Know". Swiss Singles Chart.
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  18. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 2004 – The Official New Zealand Music Charts". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Retrieved September 18, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)" by Frankee
UK Singles Chart number-one single
June 6, 2004 - June 19, 2004
Succeeded by
"Everytime" by Britney Spears