I Want You Back (Melanie B song)

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"I Want You Back"
Single by Melanie B featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
from the album Why Do Fools Fall in Love and Hot
Released 14 September 1998 (UK)[1]
13 October 1998 (US)[2]
Genre
Length 3:26 (radio edit)
3:51 (soundtrack version)
Label Virgin
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Missy Elliott
Certification Silver (BPI) 223,419
Melanie B chronology
"I Want You Back"
(1998)
"Word Up!"
(1999)
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott chronology
"Trippin'"
(1998)
"I Want You Back"
(1998)
"Here We Come"
(1998)
Music video
"I Want You Back" on YouTube

"I Want You Back" is a song by Melanie B, released as her first solo single. It was released as a single from the first soundtrack to the 1998 film Why Do Fools Fall in Love and later included on her album Hot. This single was the first solo Spice Girl single to peak at number-one in the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Melanie B recalled, "This was the first time I'd even considered doing anything by myself. I was on tour with the Spice Girls when Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott called me up and said 'Melanie, I've got a song for you, will you come and record it with me?' I checked it with the girls and within a month I was out there, I recorded it in a day, did the video, then came back. She's a genius!"[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Hype Williams.[citation needed] The video uses the radio edit version of the song and the cover for the single is a still from the music video. The video starts with Melanie and Missy singing the intro and as the first verse starts, Melanie is seen with her husband as she smacks, hits and teases him. Melanie is pregnant in the video. In the second verse Melanie is seen crawling on a table to meet her husband at the end for more teasing, wearing Gene Simmons-esque make-up. As the bridge comes on, Melanie is seen in a cage with her husband high in the air. Shots of Melanie, Missy and people dancing are seen as the video ends.

Track listings and formats[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "I Want You Back".

UK CD (VSCDT1716; Released 14 September 1998)

  1. "I Want You Back" (radio edit) – 3:25
  2. "I Want You Back" (soundtrack version) – 3:51
  3. "I Want You Back" (MAW remix) – 8:22

UK 12" Vinyl (VST1716; Released: 14 September 1998)
Side A

  1. "I Want You Back" (MAW remix) – 8:22

Side B

  1. "I Want You Back" (deep dub) – 8:16
  2. "I Want You Back" (soundtrack version) – 3:51

UK CD Promo (VSCDJ1716; Released 1998)

  1. "I Want You Back" (radio edit) – 3:25
  2. "I Want You Back" (soundtrack version) – 3:51

UK CDr Promo (Released 1998)

  1. "I Want You Back" (radio edit) – 3:26
  2. "I Want You Back" (soundtrack version) – 3:52

UK 7" Vinyl Promo (VSLH1716; Released 1998)
Side A

  1. "I Want You Back" (radio edit) – 3:27

Side B

  1. "I Want You Back" (soundtrack version) – 3:51

UK 12" Vinyl Promo (VSTDJ1716; Released 1998)
Side A

  1. "I Want You Back" (soundtrack version) – 3:51

Side B

  1. "I Want You Back" (instrumental) – 3:55
  2. "I Want You Back" (radio edit) – 3:51

UK 12" Vinyl Promo (VSTXDJ1716; Released 1998)
Side A

  1. "I Want You Back" (MAW Remix) – 8:22

Side B

  1. "I Want You Back" (unnamed mix A) – 10:45

Side C

  1. "I Want You Back" (deep dub) – 8:16

Side D

  1. "I Want You Back" (unnamed mix B) – 8:19

UK 12" Vinyl Promo (Released 1998)
Side A

  1. "I Want You Back" (MAW remix 1) – 8:00

Side B

  1. "I Want You Back" (MAW remix 2) – 8:05

Side C

  1. "I Want You Back" (MAW remix 3) – 8:05

Side D

  1. "I Want You Back" (MAW remix 4) – 7:53
  2. "I Want You Back" (MAW remix 5) – 2:20

EUR CD (VSCDE1716; Released 14 September 1998)

  1. "I Want You Back" (radio edit) – 3:25
  2. "I Want You Back" (instrumental) – 3:55

FRA 12" Vinyl Promo (VISA 8280; Released 1998)
Side A

  1. "I Want You Back" (soundtrack version) – 3:51

Side B

  1. "I Want You Back" (soundtrack version) – 3:51

AUS CD (8953972; Released 14 September 1998)

  1. "I Want You Back" (radio edit) – 3:25
  2. "I Want You Back" (soundtrack version) – 3:51
  3. "I Want You Back" (MAW remix) – 8:22

US CD Promo (DPRO-13605; Released 1998)

  1. "I Want You Back" (radio edit) – 3:25
  2. "I Want You Back" (call out hook) – 0:10

US CDr Promo (Released 1998)

  1. "I Want You Back" (main remix) – 8:20

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100 25
Preceded by
"Millennium" by Robbie Williams
UK Singles Chart number-one single
20 September 1998 – 26 September 1998
Succeeded by
"Rollercoaster" by B*Witched

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I Want You Back". Amazon. Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "I Want You Back [UK CD]". Amazon. Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 625. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.