She Wants You

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"She Wants You"
Song by Dara Rolins
from the album What You See is What You Get
Released1996 (1996)
GenrePop music
Length3:42
LabelBMG Ariola
Songwriter(s)Timothy Lawson
Pamela Sheyne
Audio sample
"She Wants You"

"She Wants You" is a song originally recorded by Slovak singer Dara Rolins. The composition written by Timothy Lawson and Pamela Sheyne was released on BMG-Ariola and issued on her studio album What You See is What You Get in 1996.[1]

Billie version[edit]

"She Wants You"
Shewants you.jpg
Single by Billie
from the album Honey to the B
B-side
Released7 December 1998 (1998-12-07)
FormatCD single
GenrePop
Length3:38
LabelInnocent, Virgin
Songwriter(s)Timothy Laws, Pamela Sheyne
Producer(s)Wendy Page, Jim Marr
Billie singles chronology
"Girlfriend"
(1998)
"She Wants You"
(1998)
"Last Christmas"
(1999)

"She Wants You" is a single by English singer-turned-actress Billie Piper. The single reached number three on the UK Singles Chart, becoming her third consecutive top-three hit. The single also reached number four in New Zealand and is Billie's only song to appear on any US Billboard chart, peaking at number nine on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

"Girlfriend / She Wants You" was the second single released from the Japanese edition, released almost a whole year after the previous single, "Because We Want To" was released. It was featured in a Target commercial shortly after the US release.

Reception and release[edit]

The song received positive reviews from music critics. Yahoo! reviewer Rob O'Connor compared "She Wants You" to 1970s era disco music and wrote that the song is "greeting-card pop" with "factory beats designed for great dancing".[2] Heather Phares, in a review for Allmusic, called the song an "upbeat dance-pop tune" that "captures [Billie's] youthful energy and exuberance".[3]

The CD single featured two B-sides. The track "Last Christmas" is a cover version of the Wham! 1984 single. The song "It Takes Two" was originally performed by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston in 1966.

Music video[edit]

"She Wants You" featured two music videos directed by Phil Griffin.[4]

Original video[edit]

The original video features Billie dancing on a stage in a green catsuit. Throughout the video she is surrounded by several colourfully dressed male dancers. There were cut scenes of Billie and some of the other male dancers mucking around the camera close-up. Innocent had to decide which video to include on the enhanced single and chose the other video.

Alternative video[edit]

In the alternative video, Billie visits a drive-in with a group of girl friends. Scenes from the original video, which are featured as the film at the drive-in, are used as cut scenes. One by one her friends hang out with guys before Billie sees her 'perfect man'. Innocent had to decide which video to include on the enhanced single and chose this video.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "She Wants You".

International CD Single
(SINDXX6; Released 1998)

  1. "She Wants You" (Album version)
  2. "It Takes Two"
  3. "Last Christmas"

UK Special Edition CD 2
(SINDX6; Released 1998)

  1. "She Wants You" (Album version)
  2. "She Wants You" (Erick Morillo Double Platinum Vocal mix)
  3. "She Wants You" (Cevin Fisher Instinctive Club mix)
  4. "She Wants You" music video

UK Promo CD single
(SINDX; Released 1998)

  1. "She Wants You" (Album version)

Taiwanese CD single
(724389556223; Released 1999)

  1. "She Wants You" (Album version)
  2. "Last Christmas"
  3. "She Wants You" (Sharp Ballroom Mix)

US CD single
(8386582; Released 1999)

  1. "She Wants You"
  2. "She Wants You" (Cibola radio mix)
  3. "She Wants You" (7" disco mix)
  4. "Because We Want To"

Japan "Girlfriend / She Wants You" CD single

  1. "Girlfriend" (Radio Mix)
  2. "Girlfriend" (D-Influence Real Live Mix)
  3. "She Wants You" (Album Version)
  4. "She Wants You" (7" disco mix)

UK 12" Vinyl Single 1
(SINTDJ 6; Released 1998)

  • A1 "She Wants You" (The Almighty Mix)
  • B1 "She Wants You" (Grips 1.4.U Mix)
  • B2 "She Wants You" (7" Disco Mix)

UK 12" Vinyl Single 2
(SINTX6; Released 1998)

  • A1 "She Wants You" (Erick Morillo Double Platinum Vocal Mix)
  • B2 "She Wants You" (Erick Morillo "More" - "Choo" Dub)

US 12" Vinyl Single
(Y-38658, 7243 8 38658 1 9; Released 1998)

  • A1 "She Wants You" (Erick Morillo Double Platinum Vocal Mix)
  • A2 "She Wants You" (Cevin Fisher Instinctive Club Mix)
  • B1 "She Wants You" (Sharp Ballroom Mix)
  • B2 "She Wants You" (Cibola Club Mix)

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to "She Wants You":[5]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Silver 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United Kingdom 7 December 1998 (1998-12-07)
Australia 16 August 1999 (1999-08-16)
United States 13 April 1999 (1999-04-13)
Japan Girlfriend/She Wants You 10 August 1999 (1999-08-10)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolins, Dara (1996). What You See is What You Get (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc). Dara Rolins. Germany: BMG.
  2. ^ O'Connor, Rob. "Yahoo! Music Album Review: Billie - 'Honey To The B' Archived 2012-02-16 at the Wayback Machine. Yahoo!. 18 May 1999. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "Honey to the B > Review. Allmusic. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  4. ^ "She Wants You" (CD single liner notes). Innocent Records. December 1998.
  5. ^ Honey to the B (CD album liner notes). Innocent Records. October 1998.
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – She Wants You". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Billie – She Wants You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Billie > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  12. ^ "Najlepsze single na UK Top 40-1998 wg sprzedaży" (in Polish). Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 4 June 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  13. ^ "British single certifications – Billie – She Wants You". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 30 April 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type She Wants You in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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