She Wants You

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"She Wants You"
Song by Dara Rolins from the album What You See is What You Get
Released 1996 (1996)
Genre Pop music
Length 03:42
Label BMG Ariola
Writer(s) Timothy Lawson
Pamela Sheyne
What You See is What You Get track listing
"Know You Better"
(7)
"She Wants You"
(8)
"What You See Is What You Get"
(9)
Music sample

"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 "It Takes Two"
"Last Christmas"
Released 7 December 1998 (1998-12-07)
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:38
Label Innocent, Virgin
Writer(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 #3 in the UK becoming her third consecutive top three hit. The "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

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

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]

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United Kingdom 7 December 1998 (1998-12-07)
Australia 19 January 1999 (1999-01-19)
United States 13 April 1999 (1999-04-13)
Japan Girlfriend/She Wants You 10 August 1999 (1999-08-10)

Charts[edit]

Charts (1998) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[6] 3
New Zealand Singles Chart[7] 4
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[8] 9
Irish Singles Chart[9] 21

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'. 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. ^ "Chart Log UK: 1994–2006: Howie B – David Byrne". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Discography Billie Piper". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  8. ^ "Billie > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts: All There is to Know". IrishCharts.ie. Retrieved 25 December 2008. Note: User must define 'Search by Artist' search parameter as "Billie Piper".

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