Don't You Want Me (Jody Watley song)

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For the Human League song, see Don't You Want Me.
"Don't You Want Me"
Single by Jody Watley
from the album Jody Watley
Released August 10, 1987
Recorded 1986
Length 4:13
Label MCA
Producer(s) Bernard Edwards
Jody Watley singles chronology
"Still a Thrill"
"Don't You Want Me"
"Some Kind of Lover"

"Don't You Want Me" is a song by American singer Jody Watley from her 1987 self-titled debut studio album. Produced by Bernard Edwards, the song was released as the third single from the album on August 10, 1987, by the MCA label.

Watley's previous single fared well in dance and R&B markets but less-so in the mainstream, this prompted her label to go in a more pop-friendly direction. "Don't You Want Me" was one of the biggest crossover singles of 1987, reaching the top ten on the US Billboard pop and R&B charts, and becoming a number-one dance hit.

Chart performance[edit]

"Don't You Want Me" landed in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of October 24, 1987, advancing from number 56 to number 40. The single reached number six on December 19, 1987 and remained there for three consecutive weeks.

Samples and remixes[edit]

"Don't You Want Me" was sampled extensively in the 49ers' 1990 hit "Don't You Love Me". Remixed eurodance versions have appeared on the Dancemania series albums, including Dancemania SPEED 2 (1999).



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Preceded by
"Victim of Love" by Erasure
Billboard Dance Club Songs number-one single
October 10, 1987 – October 17, 1987
Succeeded by
"The Real Thing" by Jellybean featuring Steven Dante