I Need You (LeAnn Rimes song)

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"I Need You"
Single by LeAnn Rimes
from the album Jesus: Music From and Inspired by the Epic Mini-Series and I Need You
B-side Spirit in the Sky
Released July 18, 2000
Format CD single, digital download, maxi single, 12" vinyl
Recorded 2000
Genre Country, Christian
Length 3:48
Label Curb/Capitol/Sparrow
Writer(s) Dennis Matkosky, Ty Lacy
Producer(s) Acrynon Production Group (Jesus: Music From and Inspired by the Epic Mini-Series)[1][2]
Wilbur C. Rimes, LeAnn Rimes (I Need You)[3]
LeAnn Rimes singles chronology
"Crazy"
(1999)
"I Need You"
(2000)
"Can't Fight the Moonlight"
(2000)

"I Need You" is a song written by Dennis Matkosky and Ty Lacy, and performed by American country pop artist LeAnn Rimes. It was released on July 18, 2000 as a single from Jesus: Music From and Inspired by the Epic Mini-Series. It was later released in 2002 by Curb Records on Rimes' compilation album, I Need You, and again in 2003 on her Greatest Hits. In 2004, it was released on The Best of LeAnn Rimes while the Dave Aude Radio Edit was released on the remix edition. The song also contains a tribute to the 1989 Don Bluth/United Artists film All Dogs Go to Heaven.

The song spent twenty-five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and peaked at number eleven.

A music video was released in 2000.

Background and release[edit]

"I Need You" was released on July 18, 2000 as a single from Jesus: Music From & Inspired by the Epic Mini-Series.[4] The song was re-released in 2002 by her label, Curb, in the album, I Need You[5] and included on her 2003 Greatest Hits album.[6] Also in 2003, the song was included on CMT Most Wanted Volume 1.[7] The song was included on her Best of album in 2004[8] and the Dave Aude Radio Edit was included on the remix edition.[9]

Rimes donated her artist fees and royalties from this song to fund and build a therapeutic rehabilitation wing — the “LeAnn Rimes Adventure Gym” — at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee (Remz).[10]

Although the single was released on July 18, 2000, it was only available as the commercial pop version. The country mix version of this song was not available until September 12, 2000 when Curb featured it on the multi-artist compilation album, "Wings Of A Dove".[11]

Composition[edit]

A twenty-seven second sample of Rimes' "I Need You", from the Jesus: Music From & Inspired by the Epic Mini Series soundtrack.

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"I Need You" is a country[3] song of three minutes and forty-eight seconds.[5] The song is written by Dennis Matkosky and Ty Lacy[3] and is in the key of G major with Rimes' vocals spanning two octaves, from E4 to D6.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

"I Need You" was received with warm reception. Entertainment Weekly music critic, David Browne, gave it a "C Plus" and states, "This schlock-deluxe ballad finds Rimes in full-diva mode, swooning and growling like a Celine Dion impersonator on Your Big Break."[13] According to Carson James, Curb VP of Promotion, "I Need You" was used as the "primary vehicle for pre-promotion" of the "Jesus" mini-series (Country Corner, 2000) that aired on CBS in May 2000 and was the lead track featured on the album.[14] A review by Billboard stated, "Not since her pop breakthrough "How Do I Live" almost three years ago has [LeAnn] Rimes brought forth a song so naturally beautiful and well-suited to her rich, enveloping vocal style."[15]

Chart performance[edit]

In the US, the song spent twenty-five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number eleven.[16] The song reached as high as number eight on the Country Songs chart, as well as number two on the Adult Contemporary chart.[17]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song features Rimes singing solo in a minimally furnished, abandoned house. The first 2/3's of the video features Rimes in a tan and white shirt with tan leather pants while in the darkness lit by a spotlight that travels across the room in the background while different colored leaves are billowing about. There are close-up shots of her face as she’s singing and various poses of her swaying, moving and dancing to the song. After the second verse the spotlight stops in her midsection and the scenes are flooded with light. Then her outfit changes to white but she and the music video continue as before. The video was directed by Joe Rey.[18]

Track listing[edit]

Covers[edit]

In 2001, Anna Fegi released the song for her album, Every Step of the Way.[26][27] The song was covered again in 2003 by Christian singer, Kristy Starling, on her eponymous debut album.[28]

Chart positions[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Jesus: Music From and Inspired by the Epic Mini Series (CD). Various Artists. Capitol Records, Sparrow Records. 2000. CG2 7243 8 51730 2 8 SPD 1730. 
  3. ^ a b c I Need You (CD). LeAnn Rimes. Curb Records. 2002. D2-78738. 
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  9. ^ "The Best of LeAnn Rimes: Remixed: LeAnn Rimes: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  10. ^ "LeAnn Rimes receives ACM Humanitarian Award". Countrystandardtime.com. 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  11. ^ "Wings Of A Dove: Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  12. ^ "LeAnn Rimes - I Need You Sheet Music". Musicnotes.com. Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  13. ^ "I Need You Review". David Browne. Entertainment Weekly. 2000-04-14. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  14. ^ "CBS.com". CBS.com. 2007-05-23. Retrieved 2011-09-30. [dead link]
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  20. ^ "I Need You #2: LeAnn Rimes: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  21. ^ I Need You (CD single). LeAnn Rimes. Curb Records, London Records. 2001. CUBC67. 
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  27. ^ "Every Step Of The Way - Philippine Music CD: Anna Fegi: Music". Amazon.com. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  28. ^ "Kristy Starling: Kristy Starling: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
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