I Need a Man (Grace Jones song)

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"I Need a Man"
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Single by Grace Jones
from the album Portfolio
B-side"Again and Again"
Released
  • 1975
  • 1977
Format
GenreDisco
Length3:22
Label
  • Orfeus
  • Beam Junction
Songwriter(s)
  • Paul Adrian Slade
  • Pierre Papadiamandis
Producer(s)Tom Moulton
Grace Jones singles chronology
"I Need a Man"
(1975)
"Sorry"
(1976)

"I Need a Man" is a 1975 single by Grace Jones.

Background[edit]

"I Need a Man" was the debut single for Grace Jones, originally recorded and released in France for the label Orfeus while Jones was still working as a fashion model. Its initial release passed fairly unnoticed. The track was later re-mixed and released in the U.S. on the minor disco label Beam Junction before Jones signed with Island Records and included it on her 1977 debut album Portfolio. "I Need a Man" then became a modest hit, reaching number 1 spot on the Billboard dance chart. It also contributed to Jones' growing popularity among gay scene.[1]

The original mix of "I Need a Man", together with its B-side, "Again and Again", remain unreleased on CD.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was made using the chroma key technique and presents Grace wearing a white, knee-long plain dress, dancing to the track.

Track listings[edit]

  • 7" single (1975)[2]
A. "I Need a Man" – 3:15
B. "Again and Again" – 3:46
A. "I Need a Man" (disco mix) – 7:30
B. "I Need a Man" (instrumental version) – 4:53
  • UK 7" single (1977)[5]
A. "I Need a Man" – 3:29
B. "I Need a Man" (Part 2) – 4:17

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
United States[6][7] 83
United States (Hot Dance Club Songs)[6] 1

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grace Jones w Polsce". www.innastrona.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2011-12-23.
  2. ^ "Grace Jones - I Need A Man (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
  3. ^ "Grace Jones - I Need A Man (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
  4. ^ "I Need a Man by Grace Jones : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
  5. ^ "Grace Jones - I Need A Man / I Need A Man (Part 2) (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
  6. ^ a b "Grace Jones". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
  7. ^ "Grace Jones Album & Song Chart History". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
  8. ^ "Chart Stats - Man 2 Man - I Need A Man". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 2009-01-04.

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