I Want You (Common song)

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"I Want You"
Common - I Want You.JPG
Single by Common
from the album Finding Forever
ReleasedOctober 9, 2007
GenreHip hop
Common singles chronology
"Drivin' Me Wild"
"I Want You"
"Universal Mind Control"
will.i.am singles chronology
"Be OK"
"I Want You"
"The Girl Is Mine 2008"
Alternative covers
U.S. vinyl cover
U.S. vinyl cover

"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.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "I Want You" (featuring will.i.am)
  2. "Drivin' Me Wild" (featuring Lily Allen) (live)
  3. "I Used to Love H.E.R." (live)
  4. "Break My Heart" (live)
  • Live tracks courtesy of Nissan Live sets on Yahoo Music, 2007.

Music video[edit]

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


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
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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