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 open new markets for Thalia as Japan. The most successful single on Billboard Hot 100, being their only single that reached the Top 30 to date.


"I want You" became the only Thalia song on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number twenty-two.[1] The song entried in various countries around the world but in relatively low positions. It achieved mainstream radio access in countries like Turkey, Greece, Romania, Hungary as well as in Mexico and Latin America. "I want you" met huge radio success in Japan, where it was Thalia's first big hit.

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 Australia Singles Top 50[2] 25
Dutch Top 40[2] 33
 Germany Germany Singles Top 100[3] 86
 GreeceGreek IFPI Singles Chart[4] 25
 Canada Canadian Hot 100 [5] 29
  Switzerland Swiss Singles Top 75[6] 64
 United States Billboard Hot 100 [7] 22


  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 Modern 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.