I Want Her

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"I Want Her"
Single by Keith Sweat
from the album Make It Last Forever
Released 7 September 1987
Format 12" single
Genre New jack swing[1]
Length 5:59
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Keith Sweat
Teddy Riley
Producer(s) Keith Sweat
Teddy Riley
Keith Sweat singles chronology
"My Mind Is Made Up"
"I Want Her"
"Something Just Ain't Right"
Make It Last Forever track listing
"Tell Me It's Me You Want"
"I Want Her"
Make It Last Forever
Live track listing
"Merry Go Round"
"I Want Her"
"Show Me the Way"

"I Want Her" is a song by American R&B singer Keith Sweat. As the first single from his debut album, Make It Last Forever, it reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for three weeks.[2] and became the most successful number one single of 1988 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart. [1] This was the first new jack swing song to reach #1 on the R&B charts. "I Want Her" also peaked at number 38 on the dance chart.[3] The song topped the R&B Billboard Year-End chart for 1988. It was ranked number 6 on complex.com's list of 25 best new jack swing songs of all time.

Track listing[edit]

US 12" single[edit]

A1. I Want Her (Extended Version) (6:22)
A2. I Want Her (Accapella Dub Beat) (4:07)
B1. I Want Her (Instrumental) (2:42)
B2. I Want Her (LP Version) (5:58).[4]

UK 12" single[edit]

A1. I Want Her (Extended Version) (6:22)
A2. I Want Her (Acapella Dub Beat) (4:07)
B1. I Want Her (Dance 'Til Ya Sweat Mix) (5:00)
B2. I Want Her (Instrumental) (2:42)


Chart (1987-1988) Peak
Canada (RPM)[5] 44
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 24
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 26
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles & Tracks 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "New Jack Swing". Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved 2016-07-26.  . AllMusic. Rovi.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 560. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 251. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 560. 
  5. ^ Canadian peak
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Keith Sweat – I Want Her". Top 40 Singles.

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