"She Makes Me Wanna" is a single by English boy band JLS, from their third studio album Jukebox. The song was released as the album's lead single on 24 July 2011 by Epic Records. It features vocals from American recording artist Dev. The song was written by JLS, BeatGeek, Jimmy Joker, and Teddy Sky, and it was produced by BeatGeek, Jimmy Joker and Teddy Sky. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. The song was also nominated for 'Best British Single' at the 2012 BRIT Awards but lost to "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction. 'She Makes Me Wanna' debuted at No:1 on the UK charts selling 98,000 copies on the first week.
A music video to accompany the release of "She Makes Me Wanna" was first released onto YouTube on 5 July 2011 at a total length of 3 minutes and 39 seconds. As of March 2013, it has received over 15 million hits. It was shot in Miami, Florida in May 2011, and was directed by Colin Tilley. It shows Dev and the group performing on a purpose built stage at a beach party, and is interspersed with individual shots of the band on some rocks and at night. She Makes Me Wanna debuted at #5 on the U.S. Club Charts, giving JLS their highest charting single in the U.S. to date.
Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:
"Direct me to the floor/ And turn it up some more", demands Aston over RedOne's familiar ensemble of Euro-dance synths and beach club beats - the result more juicy and colourful than a strawberry-flavoured Calippo. What's more, with a J.Lo-branded "L.A to Afreeka" section and cooler than fridge-chilled cucumbers breakdown courtesy of Dev, the boys should have no problem carrying on another yearly tradition of theirs; a chart-topping summer smash.