I Want You (Common song)
|"I Want You"|
|Single by Common|
|from the album Finding Forever|
|Released||October 9, 2007|
|Format||12", CD single|
|Label||GOOD Music, Geffen|
|Writer(s)||William Adams, Lonnie Lynn, Eugene McDaniels, Ivan Woods|
|Common singles chronology|
"I Want You" is a single from Common's album Finding Forever. It is produced by will.i.am, and has samples from Minnie Riperton's "Baby, This Love I Have", and Bob James' version of "Feel Like Makin' Love" which was written by Eugene McDaniels. It peaked at #112 in the US Bubbling Under chart and serviced to radio.
- "I Want You" (featuring will.i.am)
- "Drivin' Me Wild" (featuring Lily Allen) (live)
- "I Used to Love H.E.R." (live)
- "Break My Heart" (live)
- Live tracks courtesy of Nissan Live sets on Yahoo Music, 2007.
The video was directed by Sanji and actress Kerry Washington, who also co-starred in the video. It features Kanye West (who was the executive producer of the album), Derek Luke, Serena Williams and Alicia Keys.
The music video premiered on the internet on October 23, 2007. The video can be watched on Common's official website.
- Produced by will.i.am
- Recorded by will.i.am and Padriac Kerin at Record Plant
- Mixed by Dylan Dresdow at Chalice Studio in Los Angeles
- Chorus vocals by will.i.am
- Background vocals by Rhea Williams
- Keys and synth by Omar Edwards
- Common and Alicia Keys also appear in the 2006 movie Smokin' Aces together, in which their characters eventually become attracted to one another.
- Common and Alicia Keys also play lovers in her video for "Like You'll Never See Me Again," which appears on her 2007 album As I Am.
- Common makes a lyrical reference to Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth's hit single "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)".
|U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles||12|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||32|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks||21|
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