I Wanna Have Some Fun (song)

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"I Wanna Have Some Fun"
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Single by Samantha Fox
from the album I Wanna Have Some Fun
B-side "Out of Our Hands"
"Lovin' Don't Grow on Trees"
Released November 30, 1988
Format CD single, 7" Single , 12" Single
Recorded 1987/1988
Genre Dance, house[1]
Length 5:02
4:06 (7" version)
Label Jive/RCA Records
Songwriter(s) Full Force
Producer(s) Full Force
Samantha Fox singles chronology
"Love House"
(1988)
"I Wanna Have Some Fun"
(1988)
"I Only Wanna Be with You"
(1989)
"Love House"
(1988)
"I Wanna Have Some Fun"
(1988)
"I Only Wanna Be with You"
(1989)

"I Wanna Have Some Fun" is a popdance song performed by British singer Samantha Fox. It was written and produced by Full Force and was released as the first American single from Samantha’s third album, I Wanna Have Some Fun, in the last quarter of 1988. In the US, the single was certified gold. In Europe and Australia, it was released as the album's third and final single in 1989.

The song samples Loleatta Holloway's song Love Sensation and Yazoo's Situation. American drag queen, Pandora Boxx, released a cover of the song in 2012 featuring Tim Permanent.[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

7" Single[3]
  1. "I Wanna Have Some Fun" (7" Version) - 4:08
  2. "Out of Our Hands" - 3:05
UK / EU 12" Single [4]
  1. "I Wanna Have Some Fun" (Extended Version) - 5:08
  2. "Lovin' Don't Grow on Trees" - 4:11
  3. "I Wanna Have Some Fun" (Have Some Fun Mix) - 6:08
  4. "Out of Our Hands" - 3:05
US 12" Single[5]
  1. "I Wanna Have Some Fun" (Extended Version) - 5:08
  2. "I Wanna Have Some Fun" (UK Single Edit) - 4:08
  3. "I Wanna Have Some Fun" (Full Force Single Edit) - 4:37
  4. "I Wanna Have Some Fun" (Have Some Fun Mix) - 6:08
  5. "I Wanna Have Some Fun" (Album Version) - 5:03
  6. "Don't Cheat on Me" - 3:04

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart 10
US Billboard Hot 100 8
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[6] 2
US Billboard (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs) 19
Chart (1989) Peak
position
Australian (ARIA) Singles Chart[7] 80
UK Singles Chart 63

References[edit]

  1. ^ Promis, Jose F. "Samantha Fox - Greatest Hits [Jive]". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/pandoraboxx14
  3. ^ discogs.com
  4. ^ discogs.com
  5. ^ discogs.com
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 102. 
  7. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 2014-01-17". imgur.com. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2015-07-17.