I Just Wanna Be Loved

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"I Just Wanna Be Loved"
Single by Culture Club
from the album Don't Mind If I Do
Released 1998
Format 7"
Recorded 1998
Genre Reggae, pop
Length 4:32 (album version)
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) George O'Dowd, Roy Hay, Jon Moss and Mikey Craig
Producer(s) Richie Stevens
Culture Club singles chronology
"Gusto Blusto"
"I Just Wanna Be Loved"
"Your Kisses Are Charity"

"I Just Wanna Be Loved" is the first single from Culture Club's fifth album, Don't Mind If I Do. The hit single went to #4 in the UK singles charts. It became Culture Club's ninth Top 10 hit there. It was their first release after their split in 1986.

The song was released in North America, in the summer of 1998, to promote Culture Club's reformation US tour and the live album and compilation "VH1 Storytellers/Greatest Moments". It failed to generate interest on US radio. In Canada, the music video was broadcast quite often and the song was on strong rotation on many popular radio stations, the song went to #18 there.

It was released in the autumn of 1998 in the rest of the world. The comeback song arrived straight at number four on the UK singles chart, the first week where the five top positions were held by new songs. The Top 5 was completed by Cher (Believe), George Michael (Outside), U2 (The Sweetest Thing), and Alanis Morissette (Thank You).

The UK version of the compilation included an alternate version, produced by Culture Club member Roy Hay. The help of Richie Stevens on the single version helped the song to reach radio markets.

Track listing[edit]

CD single[edit]

1. I Just Wanna Be Loved (single version)
2. I Just Wanna Be Loved (Magic Man remix)
3. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (Quivver Mix)

7" promo[edit]

A. I Just Wanna Be Loved (single version)
B. I Just Wanna Be Loved (Magic Man remix)

12" promo[edit]

Released at least in UK, Italia

A. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (Quivver Mix)
B1. I Just Wanna Be Loved (Magic Man remix)
B2. I Just Wanna Be Loved (Richie Stevens Mix)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart[1] 18
German Singles Chart[2] 80
UK Singles Chart[3] 4



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