I Wanna Wake Up with You

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"I Wanna Wake Up with You"
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Single by Boris Gardiner
from the album Everything to Me
Released 1986 (1986)
Genre Lovers rock, soft rock
Label Revue Records, Creole
Writer(s) Ben Peters
Producer(s) Willie Lindo

"I Wanna Wake Up with You" is a 1986 song made popular by Boris Gardiner.

Written by legendary Nashville songwriter, Ben Peters and produced by Willie Lindo,[1] veteran reggae artist Boris Gardiner took the song to No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in August 1986.[2] It was released by Revue Records (REV 733) and Creole Records.[1] The song has subsequently been covered by Christy Lane Johnny Rodriguez, John Holt[3] and Engelbert Humperdinck.[4] It was the third best-selling single of 1986 in the UK.

It also reached number 3 in South Africa, spending 18 weeks on the charts.[5]

The music video for the song was filmed at various locations in London, including the Westbourne Park tube station.


  1. ^ a b "Boris Gardner* - I Wanna Wake Up With You (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 465–6. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "I Want To Wake Up With You - John Holt | Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. 2003-09-15. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  4. ^ "I Want to Wake Up with You - Engelbert Humperdinck | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 2001-10-08. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  5. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (G)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
Preceded by
"The Lady in Red" by Chris De Burgh
UK number one single
23 August 1986 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Don't Leave Me This Way" by The Communards
Preceded by
"You Keep Me Hangin' On" by Kim Wilde
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
9 March 1987 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin and George Michael