I Didn't Want to Need You

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"I Didn't Want to Need You"
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Single by Heart
from the album Brigade
B-side "The Night"
"The Will to Love" (non-LP) (12" and CD only)
Released July 1990
Format 7", 12", CD Single
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:05
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Richie Zito
Heart singles chronology
"All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You"
"I Didn't Want to Need You"

"I Didn't Want to Need You" is a song recorded by American rock band Heart in 1990. It was released as the second single from their 10th studio album, "Brigade."

It was composed by the veteran songwriter, Diane Warren, and released as the second single from the band's tenth studio album Brigade. Warren, one of the most successful pop music songwriters of the 1980s and 1990s, also penned Heart's 1987 U.S. top-ten single "Who Will You Run To".

"I Didn't Want to Need You" is a midtempo rock song with a dramatic chorus and lyrics in which singer Ann Wilson laments her lack of resistance to fall in love with someone.

The single peaked at number twenty-three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and hit number forty-seven in the UK Singles Chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart[1] 14
Dutch Singles Chart[2] 60
Irish Singles Chart[3] 14
Italian Singles Chart[4] 35
Japanese Singles Chart (Tokyo)[citation needed] 26
Polish Singles Chart[citation needed] 39
Swedish Singles Chart[5] 15
UK Singles Chart[6] 47
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 23
U.S. Billboard Maintstream Rock Chart[8] 13


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  3. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: H". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Heart - I Didn't Want To Need You". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Heart - I Didn't Want To Need You". Chart Stats. 1990-07-28. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  7. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/303367/heart/chart?f=379
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