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Wannagirl single cover.jpg
Single by Jeremy Jordan
from the album Try My Love
ReleasedApril 1993[1]
FormatCD single, 12" Vinyl 33 ⅓ RPM single
LabelGiant Records
Songwriter(s)Keith Thomas, Tony Haynes
Producer(s)Keith Thomas[2]
Jeremy Jordan singles chronology
"The Right Kind of Love"
"Try My Love"
Music video
"Wannagirl" on YouTube
"Wanna Girl"
Single by Trey Lorenz
A-side"Someone to Hold"
ReleasedAugust 1992[3]
FormatCD single
Trey Lorenz singles chronology
"Wanna Girl"
"Photograph of Mary"
Music video
"Wanna Girl" on YouTube

"Wannagirl" is a 1993 hit song by Jeremy Jordan. The song had originally been recorded by Trey Lorenz. Also known as "Wanna Girl," Lorenz' rendition had been released in 1992[3] as a B-side on the European versions of his single, "Someone to Hold."

Jeremy Jordan cover[edit]

"Wannagirl" was covered by Jeremy Jordan and released in the spring of 1993. It was the follow-up single from his debut album Try My Love on Giant Records.[4] It was co-written by Keith Thomas[2], who produced both versions.

Jordan's version of "Wannagirl" became an international hit, peaking in the US at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100[5] and #25 on Cash Box.[6]

Background harmonies were retained from the original recording, but vocals were added by Audrey Wheeler, Chris Rodriguez, Cindy Mizelle and Emanuel Officer as well as some from Lorenz. Both versions are almost identical from a production standpoint, but the newer version features an extra breakdown and a different vocal arrangement starting at the 3:15 mark.

A music video was released to promote the song.

Track listing[edit]

US maxi-single[7]
  1. Wannagirl (Preferredgirl Mix) 3:59
  2. Wannagirl (Streetgirl Mix) 6:06
  3. Wannagirl (Streetgirl Instrumental) 5:29
  4. Wannagirl (A Cappella Mix) 4:31
  5. Wannagirl (Album Mix) 4:30


Chart (1993) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 22
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[9] 42
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 28
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 11
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[12] 24
US Cash Box Top 100[13] 25


  1. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
  2. ^ a b Jeremy Jordan - Wannagirl (single) Discogs.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Trey Lorenz Wanna Girl Whosampled.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  4. ^ Jeremy Jordan - The Right Kind of Love (album) Discogs.com Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Wannagirl" Joel Whitburn (1993) Top Pop Singles 1955-1993 Record Research Inc. Wisconsin, USA
  6. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, June 26, 1993
  7. ^ Jeremy Jordan - Wannagirl (single) Discogs.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Jeremy Jordan – Wannagirl". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1765." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Jeremy Jordan Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "Jeremy Jordan Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  12. ^ "Jeremy Jordan Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  13. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, June 26, 1993

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