I Just Wanna Stop

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"I Just Wanna Stop"
I Just Wanna Stop - Gino Vannelli.jpg
Single by Gino Vannelli
from the album Brother to Brother
B-side"The Surest Things Can Change"
ReleasedSeptember 1978
GenreSoft rock, blue-eyed soul
Songwriter(s)Ross Vannelli
Producer(s)Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli, Ross Vannelli
Gino Vannelli singles chronology
"Love of My Life"
"I Just Wanna Stop"
"Wheels of Life"

"I Just Wanna Stop" is a song by Canadian singer/songwriter Gino Vannelli. Released as a single in 1978, the song is his biggest hit single to date, reaching number one in his native Canada[1] and number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[2] It appears on his sixth album, Brother to Brother. The song was produced by the three brothers Gino, Joe and Ross Vannelli, and written by Ross.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7" single
A. "I Just Wanna Stop" - 3:34
B. "The Surest Things Can Change" - 4:35

Cover versions[edit]

  • R&B/jazz singer Angela Bofill covered the song for her 1988 Capitol release, Intuition. This version peaked at #11 on the soul chart.[3]
  • In 2013, Brazilian singer Maurício Manieri's version of the song featured on the Rede Record TV series Pecado Mortal.

Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Item: 114 - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  2. ^ "Gino Vannelli - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 69.
  4. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
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  6. ^ "Item: 110 - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2014-10-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)