I Need a Man (Grace Jones song)
|"I Need a Man"|
|Single by Grace Jones|
|from the album Portfolio|
|B-side||"Again and Again"|
|Label||Orfeus, Beam Junction|
|Writer(s)||Paul Adrian Slade, Pierre Papadiamondis|
|Grace Jones singles chronology|
"I Need a Man" is a 1975 single by Grace Jones.
"I Need a Man" was the debut single for Grace Jones, originally recorded and released in France for the label Orfeus while Jones was still working as a fashion model. Its initial release passed fairly unnoticed. The track was later released in the U.S. on the minor disco label Beam Junction before Jones signed with Island Records, re-recorded the track and included it on her 1977 debut album Portfolio. "I Need a Man" then became a modest hit, reaching number 1 spot on the Billboard dance chart. It also contributed to Jones' growing popularity among gay scene.
The original recording of "I Need a Man", together with its B-side, "Again and Again", remain unreleased on CD.
The music video for the song was made using the chroma key technique and presents Grace wearing a white, knee-long plain dress, dancing to the track.
- 7" Single (1975)
- A. "I Need a Man" - 3:15
- B. "Again and Again" - 3:46
- A. "I Need a Man" (Disco Mix) - 7:30
- B. "I Need a Man" (Instrumental Version) - 4:53
- UK 7" Single (1977)
- A. "I Need a Man" - 3:29
- B. "I Need a Man" (Part 2) - 4:17
|United States (Hot Dance Club Songs)||1|
- The American Hi-NRG group Man 2 Man recorded a cover version of "I Need a Man" in 1987. This version received play in many dance clubs and peaked at #43 on the UK Singles Chart.
- Lee Adam Wilshier recorded a cover version of the song in his 2008 album Lover Man.
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- "Chart Stats - Man 2 Man - I Need A Man". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
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|Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
May 7, 1977 - May 20, 1977
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