Don't You Want Me (Felix song)

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"Don't You Want Me"
Don't you want me.jpg
Single by Felix
from the album #1
A-side Hooj Mix
B-side Original Mix
Released 27 July 1992
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single, 12" maxi, cassette
Genre Hardbag, Eurodance, house
Length 3:10 (single version)
4:01 (album version)
Label Hooj Choons, Deconstruction, RCA, BMG, Big Beat
Writer(s) Francis Wright, Cheri Renee Williams, Joanne Yvonne Thomas, Renee Washington, Cassio Ware, Derek A. Jenkins, Dwayne "Spen" Richardson, Paul Scott
Producer(s) Felix, Rollo and Red Jerry (remix)
Felix singles chronology
"Don't You Want Me"
(1992)
"It Will Make Me Crazy"
(1992)
Music video
"Don't You Want Me" on YouTube

"Don't You Want Me" is a dance / electronic song recorded by British DJ and producer Francis Wright, known under the pseudonym of Felix. It was released as his debut single from his album #1 in late 1992. Musically, it samples Jomanda's "Don't You Want My Love" and credited as Felix featuring Jomanda (remixed by Rollo and Red Jerry). It topped the chart in Finland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. It also went to number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and on the European Hot 100 Singles chart. It reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart in 1992.

In 1995 and 1996, the song charted again, but in remixed form.

Background[edit]

This song is largely considered to be the track that launched the hardbag explosion.[citation needed] It appears on the compilation The Best Dance Album in the World... Ever! in remixed form, and was used in the episode "New Girl" of the TV series The Office. It was also famously featured in St George, a 1996 Tango Blackcurrant advertisement for television. On the single re-release, which features the version from the advert which also samples dialogue from the advert, the Tango Blackcurrant logo even appears several times on the artwork.

Track listings[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Sweat (A La La La La Long)" by Inner Circle
Swiss number-one single
15 November 1992 – 6 December 1992
Succeeded by
"Die da" by Die Fantastischen Vier
Preceded by
"Deeper and Deeper" by Madonna
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
6 February 1993
Succeeded by
"Gonna Get Back to You" by MAW and Co. featuring Xaviera Gold

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Don't You Want Me", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  2. ^ Belgian peak
  3. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  4. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  5. ^ Top Italian singles of 1992
  6. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1992" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  8. ^ "Official Charts > Felix". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  9. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  10. ^ Finnish 1995 peak Archived 30 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "Don't You Want Me" (1995 remixes), UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com Archived 20 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  12. ^ "Don't You Want Me" (1996 remixes), UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com Archived 20 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 14 April 2009)
  13. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1992 (61–100) (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 152)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "1993 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Swisscharts. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  15. ^ "French single certifications – Felix – Don't You Want Me" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select FELIX and click OK
  16. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Felix; 'Don't You Want Me')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.