Why You Wanna

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"Why You Wanna"
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Single by T.I.
from the album King
ReleasedApril 18, 2006 (2006-04-18)
Format
Recorded2005
GenreHip hop
Length3:37
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • C. Harris
  • K. Cates
  • Neal Conway
  • Crystal Waters
  • Tei Towa
  • Bebel Gilberto
  • Kamaal Fareed
  • Ali Muhammad
  • Malik Taylor
  • James Yancey
Producer(s)Kevin "Khao" Cates
T.I. singles chronology
"What You Know"
(2006)
"Why You Wanna"
(2006)
"Shoulder Lean"
(2006)

"Why You Wanna" is a song by American rapper T.I., released as the second official single from his fourth album King (2006). It samples a slowed down keyboard chord from Crystal Waters' "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)". The chorus also interpolates Q-Tip's vocals from "Got 'Til It's Gone" with Janet Jackson and "Find a Way" with his group A Tribe Called Quest. "Why You Wanna" debuted at No. 55 on the Australian ARIA charts, peaking at No. 49.

Charts[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 49
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 7
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[4] 21
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 17
Netherlands (Mega Top 50)[6] 43
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 43
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 29
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 47
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 5
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[12] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Official versions[edit]

  • Why You Wanna (Album Version)
  • Why You Wanna (VSO)
  • Why You Wanna (Radio Version- Vso Recall Clean)
  • Why You Wanna (Amended Album Version)
  • Why You Wanna (Benztown Mixdown)
  • Why You Wanna (Instrumental)
  • Why You Wanna (Remix) (feat. Trey Songz, Smitty & Q-Tip)
  • Why You Wanna (Mick Boogie Remix) (feat.Q-Tip) (Official Remix)
  • Why You Wanna (Remix) (feat.shy'm) (French Remix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – T.I. – Why You Wanna". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – T.I. – Why You Wanna" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – T.I. – Why You Wanna" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200635 into search. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Chart Track: Week 24, 2006". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "T.I. Why You Wanna-Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – T.I. – Why You Wanna". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  8. ^ "T.I.: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
  9. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
  10. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  11. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  12. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – T.I. – Why You Wanna". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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