I Want to Be Wanted

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"I Want to Be Wanted"
Single by Brenda Lee
from the album This Is...Brenda
B-side "Just A Little"
Released 1960
Format 45 RPM single
Genre Pop
Length 3:05
Label Decca Records
Writer(s) Kim Gannon
Pino Spotti
Alberto Testa
Brenda Lee singles chronology
"That's All You Gotta Do"
"I Want to Be Wanted"

"I Want to Be Wanted" is a popular song sung by Brenda Lee that was a number-one song in the United States during the year 1960. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the issue dated October 24, 1960, and remained there for one week. It is an Italian song, Per tutta la vita (For all lifetime), that was in the original version of Never on Sunday. This was Brenda Lee's second number-one single, her first being "I'm Sorry". The English lyrics of "I Want to Be Wanted" were written by Kim Gannon.[1]

Andy Williams released a version as the B-side to his single "Stranger on the Shore". The song was covered by Olivia Newton-John on her 1992 album Back to Basics: The Essential Collection 1971–1992.

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  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits - revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 78. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9. 

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