Wanted You More

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"Wanted You More"
Single by Lady Antebellum
from the album Own the Night
ReleasedMay 7, 2012 (2012-05-07)
FormatMusic download
LabelCapitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)Hillary Scott
Charles Kelley
Dave Haywood
Matt Billingslea
Dennis Edwards
Jonathan Long
Jason "Slim" Gambill
Producer(s)Paul Worley
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum singles chronology
"Dancin' Away with My Heart"
"Wanted You More"

"Wanted You More" is a song recorded by American country music trio Lady Antebellum. It was released in May 2012 as the fourth single from their album Own the Night. The song was written by group members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood, along with Matt Billingslea, Dennis Edwards, Jonathan Long and Jason Gambill.


The song is about a relationship that is coming to an end, with the narrator realizing that her lover is not reciprocating the feelings of love. Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott said that they based the song around a melody that their touring band was improvising during a sound check.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video directed by Noble Jones was released on June 29, 2012 on Lady Antebellum's official Vevo.

Chart performance[edit]

"Wanted You More" debuted at number 57 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated May 26, 2012. It ultimately peaked at number 20 in September, making it Lady Antebellum's first single to miss the Top Ten since "Lookin' for a Good Time" peaked at number 11 in late 2008, and their lowest-charting single to date. On the Canadian Country Airplay chart, the song fared slightly better, peaking at number 10 in August 2012.

Chart (2012) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 59
Canada Country (Billboard)[3] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 34
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 20

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 72


  1. ^ "Lady Antebellum, 'Wanted You More' - Story Behind the Lyrics". The Boot. 2012-06-11. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  2. ^ "Lady Antebellum Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Lady Antebellum Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Lady Antebellum Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Lady Antebellum Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.

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