I Want Your Love (Chic song)

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"I Want Your Love"
Single by Chic
from the album C'est Chic
B-side "(Funny) Bone"
Released 1979
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1978
Genre Disco
Length 6:55
Label Atlantic 3557
Writer(s) Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Producer(s) Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Chic singles chronology
"Le Freak"
"I Want Your Love"
"Good Times"

"I Want Your Love" is a famous song by Chic. The track appeared on their 1978 album, C'est Chic. Originally intended for then-protégés, Sister Sledge, "I Want Your Love" went on to become a slightly less successful follow-up[1] to their classic smash, "Le Freak" (also from C'est Chic).

Chart positions[edit]

Chic's "I Want Your Love" peaked at #7 (#5 R&B) on the Billboard Top 40 chart in May 1979. The song remained on the charts for 19 weeks. In UK the song reached #4 (the highest position of any Chic singles) and spent 11 weeks on the UK's single chart.

Track listings[edit]

Atlantic promo 12" DSKO 146 and 12" DK 4712 (1979)
  • A. "I Want Your Love" - 6:53
  • B. "(Funny) Bone" - 3:41
Atlantic 7" 3557 (January 29, 1979)
  • A. "I Want Your Love" (7" Edit) - 3:28
  • B. "(Funny) Bone" - 3:41

Jody Watley cover[edit]

"I Want Your Love"
Single by Jody Watley
from the album The Makeover
Released May 4, 2007
Format Digital Download, CD Single, Vinyl
Recorded 2006
Genre Disco, house
Length 4:20
Label Avitone Records
Writer(s) Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Producer(s) DJ Spinna
Jody Watley singles chronology
"I Want Your Love"

Singer/musician Jody Watley recorded "I Want Your Love" as part of her 2006 album, The Makeover.[2] Watley's version was released as a single in 2007 [3] and reached #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart for the week of June 16, 2007. The Watley cover was produced by DJ Spinna and featured Nile Rodgers on guitar. Chic co-founder (and co-writer of "I Want Your Love"), Bernard Edwards, had previously produced a massive hit for Watley in the form of her 1987 single, "Don't You Want Me".

Track listings[edit]

US Digital Download
  1. "I Want Your Love" (Soulcast Icon Mix)
  2. "I Want Your Love" (Masi and Mellow Late Night Vocal Mix)
  3. "I Want Your Love" (Morgan Page Sunset Strip Mix)
  4. "I Want Your Love" (Angel Manuel Dirty Vox Mix)
  5. "I Want Your Love" (Zoned Out Vintage Vox Mix)
  6. "I Want Your Love" (Shawn Q Soltribe Mix)
  7. "I Want Your Love" (Cristian Paduraru Vocal Mix)
  8. "I Want Your Love" (Danny Krivit Edit)
  9. "I Want Your Love" (Chin Digital House Party Mix)
  10. "I Want Your Love" (Soulcast Radio Edit)
US CD single
  1. "I Want Your Love" (Soulcast Icon Mix)
  2. "I Want Your Love" (Morgan Page Sunset Strip Mix)
  3. "I Want Your Love" (Masi + Mello Late Nite Vocal Mix)
  4. "I Want Your Love" (Danny Krivitz's Original Re-Edit)
  5. "I Want Your Love" (Soulcast Icon Radio Edit)
UK CD single[4]
  1. "I Want Your Love" (Soulcast UK Radio Edit)
  2. "I Want Your Love" (Soulcast Icon Mix)
  3. "I Want Your Love" (Wideboy's Club Mix)
  4. "I Want Your Love" (Wideboy's Miami Mix)
  5. "I Want Your Love" (Thomas Gold Remix)

Additional covers, remixes and sampling[edit]

  • Former Today member Big Bub sampled the song "Need Your Love" featuring Queen Latifah and Heavy D from the 1997 album, Timeless.
  • The Chic original is heavily sampled by remixer Albert Cabrera in his "Rascal" remixes for Brandy's song "Full Moon" (2002).
  • In 1999 Navigators (band) a late 1990s Swedish R&B hip hop duo released their third and most successful single "Superstar" which reached number 20 in Swedish Singles Chart and stayed there for 11 weeks. In the single "Superstar", Jassy and Avellán sampled bassline from Chic's classic I Want Your Love (song).


External links[edit]

Preceded by
"MacArthur Park" by Donna Summer
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (with "Le Freak" and "Chic Cheer")
November 25, 1978 - January 6, 1979
Succeeded by
"Contact" by Edwin Starr
Preceded by
"Change" by Kimberley Locke
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (Jody Watley version)
June 16, 2007 - June 22, 2007
Succeeded by
"Qué Hiciste" by Jennifer Lopez