I Want Love

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"I Want Love"
I Want Love - Elton John.jpg
Single by Elton John
from the album Songs from the West Coast
Released24 September 2001[1]
FormatCD, single, CD2
GenreRock
LabelRocket, Mercury
Songwriter(s)Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Elton John singles chronology
"Friends Never Say Goodbye"
(2000)
"I Want Love"
(2001)
"This Train Don't Stop There Anymore"
(2002)

"I Want Love" is a 2001 song by Elton John, co-written with Bernie Taupin.[2] It was released as a single from his Songs from the West Coast album.

The song reached the top ten in Canada and the United Kingdom.[3] In the US, "I Want Love" reached No. 110 on the Billboard Hot 100's "Bubbling Under" chart and number six on the Adult Contemporary chart.[4] The song also featured in an advert for Royal Mail, in which John starred[5]

"I Want Love" was nominated for a Grammy award in 2002 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.[6]

The music video was shot with the actor Robert Downey Jr. walking through Greystone Mansion and lip-syncing the song.[7] Video director Sam Taylor-Wood shot 16 takes of the video and used the last one because, according to John, Downey looked completely relaxed, and, "The way he underplays it is fantastic".[8]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2001-02) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 63
Belgium 65
Canada RPM Top Singles 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 31
New Zealand (RIANZ) 49
Switzerland 31
UK Singles Chart (The Official Charts Company)[9] 9
US Billboard Bubbling Under[10] 110
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[11] 6

Chris Stapleton cover[edit]

Chris Stapleton covered "I Want Love" in the spring of 2018. It is included on the compilation album, Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Elton-John-I-Want-Love/release/1624665
  2. ^ Lewis, Randy (April 7, 2018). "Bernie Taupin reflects on 50 years of working with Elton John — and why their songs have endured." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  3. ^ UK Official Charts, 6 October 2001
  4. ^ Adult Contemporary Archive, December 8, 2001 Billboard Adult Contemporary, December 8, 2001
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izzZh5435Ho
  6. ^ "2001 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  7. ^ Schumacher-Rasmussen, Eric (August 3, 2001). "Elton John Casts Robert Downey Jr. In His New Video". MTV News. Retrieved May 3, 2008.
  8. ^ Rankin, Rebecca. "Elton John: California Love (Interview)". MTV News. Archived from the original on July 26, 2008. Retrieved May 3, 2008.
  9. ^ UK Official Charts, 6 October 2001
  10. ^ Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004
  11. ^ Adult Contemporary Archive, December 8, 2001 Billboard Adult Contemporary, December 8, 2001
  12. ^ Newman, Melinda (April 3, 2018). "Chris Stapleton Talks Covering Elton John for 'Restoration': Exclusive Amazon Music Preview". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Lewis, Randy (April 7, 2018). "Bernie Taupin reflects on 50 years of working with Elton John — and why their songs have endured." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 26, 2018.

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