I Need a Man (Miami Sound Machine song)

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"I Need A Man"
Single by Miami Sound Machine
from the album Eyes of Innocence
B-side "Orange Express"
Released November 1984 (U.S.)
Format Vinyl 7" Single
Vinyl 12" Maxi-Single
Recorded 1983-1984
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:40
Label Epic
Writer(s) Enrique Garcia
Miami Sound Machine singles chronology
"Prisoner of Love"
"I Need a Man"
Eyes of Innocence track listing
"Orange Express"
"I Need a Man"
"Eyes of Innocence"

"I Need a Man" was the third single released by the American band Miami Sound Machine on their first English language album, and eighth studio album overall, Eyes of Innocence. The song was written by the band's drummer and lead songwriter Enrique Garcia.

Song history[edit]

This song was released in the United States at the same time that "Prisoner of Love" was released in Europe, which was an exclusive single for the European countries. "I Need a Man" was released as a single in the United States, making it their second single from the album stateside, but third overall.

The single was released as a follow up to the dance club hit, "Dr. Beat"; however, it failed to make any impact and did not appear on any Billboard chart.

Formats and track listings[edit]

U.S. 7" Vinyl Single (34 04674)

  1. "I Need a Man" (Album Version)
  2. "Orange Express" (Album Version)

U.S. 12" Single (49 05127)

  1. "I Need a Man" (Long Version)
  2. "I Need a Man" (Instrumental Version)

Official versions[edit]

Original versions

  1. Album Version — 3:40
  2. Long Version — 5:54
  3. Instrumental Version — 3:45