What I Want (Daughtry song)

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"What I Want"
Single by Daughtry featuring Slash
from the album Daughtry
Released April 23, 2007 (2007-04-23) (U.S. radio)
Format Radio single
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative metal
Length 2:48
Label RCA/19 Entertainment
Writer(s) Chris Daughtry and Brian Howes
Daughtry singles chronology
"What I Want"
"Over You"
Slash chronology
"What I Want"

"What I Want" is the second U.S. rock single from the band Daughtry from their self titled debut album, and the third overall. It was released only to U.S. rock stations on April 23, 2007. The song features Slash on guitar.

The band opted to release the track to rock radio only, because their second single, "Home", was not being played on rock stations due to its lighter sound. Since the band had had success on the format with their first single, "It's Not Over", they wanted to follow the song up, so "What I Want" was serviced to rock stations as the second single, while "Home" served as the mainstream, physically released second single. Since this was not a full single release, a music video for the song was not made.

"What I Want" is also featured as one of the songs on the Guitar Hero: On Tour game for the Nintendo DS.


The single was one of the most added tracks to rock radio upon its release. The song peaked at number six on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
Canadian Hot 100 89

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