"She Makes Me Wanna" is a single by English boy band JLS, from their third studio album Jukebox (2011). The song was released as the album's lead single on 24 July 2011 by Epic Records. It features vocals from American recording artist Dev. The song was written by JLS, BeatGeek, Jimmy Joker, and Teddy Sky, and produced by BeatGeek, Jimmy Joker, Teddy Sky. JLS said that they hoped the song would bring them "international success".
The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart with first-week sales of 98,000, becoming JLS's fifth UK number-one hit. The song was also nominated for 'Best British Single' at the 2012 BRIT Awards but lost to "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction. The song's accompanying music video features JLS and Dev performing at a beach party.
A music video to accompany the release of "She Makes Me Wanna" was first released onto YouTube on 5 July 2011 at a total length of 3 minutes and 39 seconds. As of March 2013, it has received over 15 million hits. It was shot in Miami, Florida in May 2011, and was directed by Colin Tilley. It shows JLS and Dev performing on a purpose built stage at a beach party, and is interspersed with individual shots of the band on some rocks and at night. She Makes Me Wanna debuted at number five on the U.S. Club Charts, giving JLS their highest charting single in the U.S..
Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:
"Direct me to the floor/ And turn it up some more", demands Aston over RedOne's familiar ensemble of Euro-dance synths and beach club beats - the result more juicy and colourful than a strawberry-flavoured Calippo. What's more, with a J.Lo-branded "L.A to Afreeka" section and cooler than fridge-chilled cucumbers breakdown courtesy of Dev, the boys should have no problem carrying on another yearly tradition of theirs; a chart-topping summer smash.