I Wanna Be Loved

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This article is about the song published in 1933. For the Ricky Nelson song, see I Wanna Be Loved (Ricky Nelson song).

"I Wanna Be Loved"
Published 1933
Composer Johnny Green
Lyricist Edward Heyman, Billy Rose
Recorded by Billy Eckstine, Maria Muldaur, The Andrews Sisters, George Maharis, Mina

"I Wanna Be Loved" is a popular song with music by Johnny Green and lyrics by Edward Heyman and Billy Rose, published in 1933.

The song is a standard, with many recorded versions.

  • Billy Eckstine - Passing Strangers (2009)1940s?
  • The song was included in the 1934 Vitaphone short, "Mirrors" featuring Fred Rich and his Orchestra. It was sung by Vera Van in a scene where she dresses in an evening gown.
  • The song was recorded by The Andrews Sisters in 1950.
  • I Wanna Be Loved was the title track of an album by Dinah Washington with Quincy Jones and His Orchestra in 1962.
  • Grant Green plays on the song on his 1963 album Am I Blue.
  • George Maharis covered the song on his 1963 album Just Turn Me Loose!.
  • Mina covered the song on her 1969 album Mina for You.
  • Maria Muldaur performs the song on her 1999 album Meet Me Where They Play the Blues.
  • In 2009 Mark Isham & Kate Ceberano recorded a version for their Bittersweet album.