Boy (I Need You)

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About Boy (I Need You)

"Boy (I Need You)" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, taken from her ninth studio album, Charmbracelet (2002). It was written by Carey, Justin Smith, Norman Whitfield and Cameron Giles, and produced by the former and Just Blaze. The song was released as the album's second single on March 24, 2003. Initially, "The One" had been chosen as the second single from the album, however, halfway through the filming of a music video for it, the singer decided to release "Boy (I Need You)" instead. Considered by Carey as one of her favorites, the track is a reworked version of rapper Cam'ron's song "Oh Boy" released earlier that year. The song was met with generally mixed reviews from contemporary critics. Many praised Carey's versatility and considered it as one of the stand-out tracks of Charmbracelet for having a different production when compared to the others. However, the sample hook of the song was described as "annoying". The single failed to make much impact on the charts around the world; it reached number 68 on the US Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B Songs chart and number 57 on the US Hot Singles Sales chart. Elsewhere, the song reached the top 20 in the United Kingdom, while peaking within the top 40 in Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland and New Zealand. 


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2009
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Just Blaze
Ooh, ooh, yeah
Ooh, mmm

I can't help it when I'm not around you (boy)
'Cause all I ever seem to do is drift away in dreams about you
'Cause when I'm without you (boy)
It always seems like part of me is missing, baby (boy, boy, boy, boy)

Sometimes I don't call like I don't care at all
But secretly, you're the only thing that lifts me up and makes me smile
When I'm unhappy, all you gotta do is call
And suddenly things don't really seem so bad at all (boy, boy, boy, boy)

(Boy) I need you (boy) adore you (boy)
I gotta have you (uh, boy)
I wanna feel your touch, this ain't no little crush
So come and get my love, baby, anything you want
Feeling you (boy) fiending for you (boy)
Just waiting on you (boy) when I see you (uh, boy)
I'm gonna wrap you up inside my love
And never let you go, boy, never let you go, boy (boy, boy, boy, boy)

My heart races when my Motorola beeps or my cell rings
I just make a wish and if it's you my whole day changes
'Cause when I know you're thinking of me (boy)
Heaven knows suddenly it's not so dismal, baby (boy, boy, boy, boy)

Sometimes I don't call, like I don't care at all
But secretly, you're the only thing that lifts me up and makes me smile
When I'm (boy) unhappy (uh, boy) all you gotta do is call
And suddenly things don't really seem so bad at all (boy, boy, boy, boy)

(Boy) I need you (boy) adore you (boy)
I gotta have you (uh, boy)
I wanna feel your touch, this ain't no little crush
So come and get my love, baby, anything you want
Feeling you (boy) fiending for you (boy) (killa, yo, Mariah)
Just waiting on you (boy) when I see you (uh, boy)
I'm gonna wrap you up inside my love (where we at, Capri?)
And never let you go, boy, never let you go, boy (boy, boy, boy, boy)

Uh, mami feelin' my gangsta 'cause usually I stay on the block
But the girl wet whirl jet straight to the yacht
Eighth in the sock jewelry, chrome, and stones
Wow, it's Giles, Liles, Combs and Jones
Go to Capri see my mami Mariah
Chanel glasses, hottie and fire, mami's a rider
She wants the (boy) so I give her the (boy)
Now she screamin' out (boy, boy, boy, boy)
She want the hundred carat (boy) the Harlem World (boy)
Ma I'm a savage, better guard ya girl (boy)
So c-c-c-c-c-c-call me and we'll start to cake up
Marc Jacob, you're a heartbreaker
Good (boy) I'm a mobster and pimp
Eight keys, two hammers, lobster and shrimp (check my résumé)
Look at my limp, mami we could be a couple still (boy-boy-boy-boy)
Sing my hook, help me sell a couple mill, now sing (boy)

I -what? (Boy) need -who? (Boy) you (uh, boy)
I wanna feel your touch -why wouldn't you?
So come and get my love (show me where it's at, now sing) (Uh, boy)
I -what? (Boy) need -who? (Boy) you (uh-huh, uh-huh)
I'm gonna wrap you up -wrap me up (boy, boy, boy, boy)
And never let you go boy, never let you go boy (never let me go, girl)

(Boy) I need you (boy) adore you (boy) (Killa, Mariah, Diplomat)
I gotta have you (uh, boy) I wanna feel your touch, this ain't no little crush
So come and get my love, baby, anything you want
Feeling you (boy) fiending for you (boy)
Just waiting on you (boy) when I see you (uh, boy)
I'm gonna wrap you up inside my love
And never let you go, boy, never let you go, boy (boy, boy, boy, boy)
(Boy) I need you (boy) adore you (boy)
I gotta have you (uh, boy) I wanna feel your touch, this ain't no little crush
So come and get my love, baby, anything you want
Feeling you (boy) fiending for you (boy)
Just waiting on you (boy) when I see you (uh, boy)
I'm gonna wrap you up inside my love
And never let you go, boy, never let you go, boy (boy)
I -What? (Boy) need -who? (Boy) you (uh, boy)
I wanna feel your touch -why wouldn't you?
So come and get my love -show me where it's at, now sing (uh, boy)
I -what? (Boy) need -who? (Boy) you
I'm gonna wrap you up -wrap me up (boy, boy, boy, boy)
And never let you go boy, never let you go, boy (never let me go, girl)
(Boy) I need you (boy) adore you (boy)
I gotta have you (uh, boy) I wanna feel your touch, this ain't no little crush
So come and get my love, baby, anything you want
Feeling you (boy) fiending for you (boy)
Just waiting on you (boy) when I see you, I'm gonna wrap you

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and released her self-titled debut studio album, Mariah Carey. The album went multi-platinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records, including Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993) and Merry Christmas (1994), established her position as Columbia's highest-selling act. Daydream (1995), made music history when the second single, "One Sweet Day" a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record sixteen weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and remains the … more »

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Written by: Norman Jesse Whitfield, Mariah Carey, Cameron Giles, Justin Gregory Smith

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