I Want You (Thalía song)

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"I Want You"
Single by Thalía featuring Fat Joe
from the album Thalía
B-side "It's My Party"
Released July 12, 2003 (2003-07-12)
Format CD single, airplay
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:45
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Cory Rooney, Davy Deluge, Gregory Bruno, Fat Joe, Brenda Russell
Producer(s) Cory Rooney
Thalía chronology
"Dance Dance (The Mexican)"
"I Want You"/"Me Pones Sexy"
"Baby, I'm in Love"/"Alguien Real"
Fat Joe chronology
"All I Need"
"I Want You"/"Me Pones Sexy"
"Lean Back"

"I Want You" / "Me Pones Sexy" is the first single from the Mexican Latin pop singer Thalía's 2003 crossover studio album Thalía. The track features rapper Fat Joe and is notable for its sample of Brenda Russell's song "A Little Bit Of Love". The song peaked at number twenty two in the U.S. charts. Both songs were written by Cory Rooney, Davy Deluge, Gregory Bruno, Fat Joe, Thalía, and Brenda Russell, and produced by Cory Rooney and Davy Deluge. It seems to sample some of Still Not a Player by Big Punisher. This single is her first fully promoted in English language single. It opened new markets for Thalia, as Japan and Australia .


"I want You" became a smash success, peaking at number twenty-two on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The song entered in various charts around the world. It achieved mainstream radio success in countries like Turkey, Greece, Romania, Hungary as well as Mexico and Latin America. "I want you" met huge radio success in Japan, where it was a big hit and received multi-platinum status.

Track listings[edit]

CD single

  1. "I Want You" [Radio Edit] – 3:34
  2. "It's My Party" [English Version of "Arrasando"] – 3:57
  3. "I Want You" [Pablo Flores Club Mix] – 8:21

Mexican 2-track promotional only CD

  1. "Me Pones Sexy"
  2. "I Want You" [Pop Edit] – 3:46

U.S. 4-track promo-only remix 12"

  1. "I Want You" [Radio Edit] – 3:34
  2. "I Want You" [Album Instrumental] 3:34
  3. "I Want You" [Pablo Flores Import House Mix] 8:36
  4. "I Want You" [Pablo Flores Club Mix] 8:21

Music video[edit]

The music video for "I Want You" was directed by Dave Meyers and shot in The Bronx, New York. The video aired in May 2003. It won an award for "Video of the year" on Los Premios Lo Nuestro in the next year in Latin America.

In the video, Thalía seduces some bricklayers and sings while some guys are playing basketball. Fat Joe appears in the video too.


"I Want You"
  • "A Cappella"
  • "Instrumental Version"
  • "Pop Edit"
  • "Pablo Flores Import House Mix"
  • "Pablo Flores Club Mix"
"Me Pones Sexy"
  • "Radio Edit"
  • "Instrumental Version"

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
Australia Singles Top 50[2] 25
Dutch Top 40[2] 33
Germany Singles Top 100[3] 86
New Zealand Top 40 38
Greek IFPI Singles Chart[4] 25
Canadian Hot 100 [5] 29
Swiss Singles Top 75[6] 64
Billboard Hot 100 [7] 22
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 61

"Me Pones Sexy"[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks[8] 9
Billboard Latin Pop Airplay[8] 9
Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay[8] 3


  1. ^ "Thalia Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Australia Singles Top 50 (August 18, 2003) - Music Charts". Acharts.us. 2003-08-18. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  3. ^ "Thalia and Fat Joe - I Want You - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Thalia - Public.gr: βιβλία & comics, μουσική & ταινίες, gadgets & παιχνίδια, computers & gaming, κινητά & ψηφιακά, ήχος & εικόνα" (in Greek). Public.gr. 2003-08-25. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  5. ^ "New Zealand Top 40 (October 20, 2003) - Music Charts". Acharts.us. 2003-10-20. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  6. ^ "Swiss Singles Top 75 (August 24, 2003) - Music Charts". Acharts.us. 2003-08-24. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  7. ^ "US Singles Top 100 (August 23, 2003) - Music Charts". Acharts.us. 2003-08-23. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
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