I Want That Man

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"I Want That Man"
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Single by Deborah Harry
from the album Def, Dumb & Blonde
Released October 3, 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Label Sire Records (U.S.)
Chrysalis Records (UK)
Writer(s) Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey
Deborah Harry singles chronology
"Liar, Liar"
(1988)
"I Want That Man"
(1989)
"Kiss It Better"
(1989)
Music sample
Deborah Harry singles chronology
"Strike Me Pink"
(1993)
"I Want That Man (Remix)"
(1999)
"New York, New York"
(2006)
Alternative cover
UK single sleeve.

"I Want That Man" is a 1989 song recorded by the American singer Deborah Harry. The song was released as the lead single from her third solo album, Def, Dumb & Blonde and was the first record Harry released in which she reverted to using Deborah as her name instead of Debbie.

Song information[edit]

The track was written and produced by Thompson Twins members Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey. It became one of the most successful singles in Harry's solo career, peaking at number two in Australia, number 8 in New Zealand, number 13 in the United Kingdom, and number two on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in the United States. The video was directed by Mary Lambert.

A disco version of the song was used in the Australian film Strange Bedfellows. In late 1999, the song was included on the EMI compilation Most of All: The Best of Deborah Harry and also reissued as a remix single which charted on the Australian Singles Chart at #86 in February 2000.

The B-side "Bike Boy" appeared as a bonus track on the CD and cassette editions of Def, Dumb & Blonde.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks (Tom Bailey/Alannah Currie) unless otherwise noted.

US 7" & Cassette

  1. "I Want That Man" (LP Version) - 3:41
  2. "Bike Boy" (Deborah Harry/Chris Stein) - 2:45

US 12"

  1. "I Want That Man" (12" Remix) - 6:26
  2. "I Want That Man" (Instrumental) - 6:54
  3. "Bike Boy" (Deborah Harry/Chris Stein) - 2:45
  4. "I Want That Man" (Remix / Edit) - 4:03

US CD

  1. "I Want That Man" (12" Remix) - 6:26
  2. "I Want That Man" (Remix / Edit) - 4:03
  3. "Bike Boy" (Deborah Harry/Chris Stein) - 2:45
  4. "I Want That Man" (Instrumental) - 6:54

UK 7", Poster Sleeve 7" & Cassette

  1. "I Want That Man" - 3:41
  2. "Bike Boy" (Deborah Harry/Chris Stein) - 2:45

UK 12", 12" Picture Disc & CD

  1. "I Want That Man" (12" Remix) - 6:26
  2. "I Want That Man" (7" Version) - 3:41
  3. "I Want That Man" (Instrumental) - 6:54
  4. "Bike Boy" (Deborah Harry/Chris Stein) - 2:45

Official Versions[edit]

  • "I Want That Man" (LP Version) / (7" Version) - 3:41
  • "I Want That Man" (12" Remix) - 6:26
  • "I Want That Man" (Instrumental) - 6:54
  • "I Want That Man" (Remix / Edit) - 4:03

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 2
UK Singles Chart 13
Irish Singles Chart 7
Australian Singles Chart 2
Chart (2000) Peak
Position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 1 86

1 2000 remix rerelease

External links[edit]