Why You Wanna
|"Why You Wanna"|
|Single by T.I.|
|from the album King|
|Released||April 18, 2006|
|Format||CD single, Digital download|
|Label||Grand Hustle, Atlantic|
K. Cates, Neal Conway, Crystal Waters, Tei Towa, Bebel Gilberto, Kamaal Fareed, Ali Muhammad, Malik Taylor, James Yancey
|Producer||Kevin "Khao" Cates|
|T.I. singles chronology|
"Why You Wanna" is the second official single from American rapper T.I. from his fourth album King. It was released in 2006. It samples a slowed down keyboard chord from Crystal Waters' "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)". The chorus also interpolates Q-Tip's vocals from "Got 'Til It's Gone" with Janet Jackson and "Find a Way" with his group A Tribe Called Quest. "Why You Wanna" debuted at No. 55 on the Australian ARIA charts, peaking at No. 49. There is a Mick Boogie remix to this song, featuring Q-Tip. It was T.I.'s first single to make the UK Top 40 and was also his first single to become successful in foreign countries, many at the top 40.
The video was directed by Chris Robinson, and was shot in Hawaii. At the beginning T.I. was at the magazine stand, he saw a model on the cover. Next scene shows T.I. and his proteges hanging around on the beach looking at women. T.I. spotted a woman who was dating a man (played by T.I.'s deceased friend Phil) who was treating her wrong and T.I. was asking her why is she with him and he can treat her better. At the end was a dedication to Phil who was killed in Cincinnati at the age of 26. This video was shown on TRL.
The video appeared in black and white, yet the woman appeared in color. T.I., his shirt, and the dancer's skirts appeared in colored in a few scenes as well.
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||6|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||7|
|Czech Republic (IFPI)||21|
|Netherlands (Mega Top 50)||43|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||43|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||22|
|US Billboard Hot 100||29|
|US Pop Songs (Billboard)||47|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||5|
|US Rap Songs (Billboard)||4|
- Why You Wanna (Album Version)
- Why You Wanna (VSO)
- Why You Wanna (Radio Version- Vso Recall Clean)
- Why You Wanna (Amended Album Version)
- Why You Wanna (Benztown Mixdown)
- Why You Wanna (Instrumental)
- Why You Wanna (Remix) (feat. Trey Songz, Smitty & Q-Tip)
- Why You Wanna (Mick Boogie Remix) (feat.Q-Tip) (Official Remix)
- "Australian-charts.com – T.I. – Why You Wanna". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "Ultratop.be – T.I. – Why You Wanna" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "Ultratop.be – T.I. – Why You Wanna" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200635 into search. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "T.I. Why You Wanna-Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "T.I. – Why You Wanna – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "T.I." UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
- "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for T.I.. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
- "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
- "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
- "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rap Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.