If You Want It

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Not to be confused with If You Want It (2nd II None song).
"If You Want It"
OMD If You Want It single cover.jpg
Single by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
from the album History of Modern
B-side "Alone"
"Idea 1"
Released 6 September 2010 (2010-09-06)[1]
Format CD, 7" vinyl, download
Recorded 2007–2010
The Motor Museum, Liverpool
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:45 (album version)
4:04 (single edit)
Label 100%
Bright Antenna
Writer(s) OMD, Tracey Carmen
Producer(s) OMD
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark singles chronology
"Universal"
(1996)
"If You Want It"
(2010)
"Sister Marie Says"
(2010)

"If You Want It" is the thirty-first UK single from synthpop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released in September 2010 by 100% Records as the first single from their eleventh studio album "History of Modern". It is the band's first single since "Universal" in 1996, and is the first single with the original line-up since "Dreaming" in 1988. The song was a top 50 hit in Germany.[2]

The track was previewed, along with "History of Modern (Part II)" on their website during August and was announced as the album's first single. The artwork was revealed later that month.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "If You Want It" was released on the band's website on 16 August 2010. It shows a group of dancers performing underneath the spotlight while the two band members watch the display.

Track listing[edit]

CD single, Germany (10 September 2010)[edit]

  1. "If You Want It" – 4:42
  2. "Alone" – 4:24
  3. "If You Want It" (Villa Nah Remix) – 4:24
  4. "If You Want It" (Club Royale Remix) – 3:25

Vinyl single, UK (6 September 2010)[edit]

  1. "If You Want It" (radio edit) – 3:59
  2. "Idea 1"

CD single, UK (10 September 2010)[edit]

  1. "If You Want It" (French Horn Rebellion Remix) – 3:47
  2. "If You Want It" (We Have Band) – 5:04
  3. "If You Want It" (Villa Nah Remix) – 4:24
  4. "If You Want It" (Club Royale Remix) – 3:24
  5. "If You Want It" (Teeth Remix) – 4:10
  6. "If You Want It" (Syntomatix Remix) – 6:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Toby Harris – sleeve design
  • Peter Saville – design
  • Robin Schmidt – mastering
  • Mike Crossey – mixing (tracks 1 and 2), OMD*
  • Morgan Price – additional mixing (tracks 1 and 2)
  • Oliver Buchannan – additional mixing (tracks 1 and 2)
  • Guy Katsav – mixing, additional programming (track 8)
  • OMD – production (all tracks), mixing (tracks 3, 7, 9–12)
  • All tracks mastered at 24-96 Mastering
  • Recorded and mixed at The Motor Museum Studio, Liverpool

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
German Singles Chart 49
UK Singles Chart 176

References[edit]

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