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"I Want You" is a song written by songwriters Leon Ware and Arthur "T-Boy" Ross and performed by singer Marvin Gaye. It was released as a single in 1976 on his fourteenth studio album of the same name on the Tamla label. The song introduced a change in musical styles for Gaye, who before then had been recording songs with a funk edge. Songs such as this gave him a disco audience thanks to Ware, who produced the song alongside Gaye. The song also stood to be one of Marvin's most popular singles during his later Motown period followed by his sabbatical following the release of 1973's Let's Get It On. The song eventually reached number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Selling Soul Singles chart. It also became a disco hit, reaching number ten on the Disco Singles Chart alongside "After the Dance". 


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1976
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I want you uh uh uh

I want you, the right way
I want you
But I want you to want me, too 9to want me, too)
Want you to want me baby (want you to want me baby)
Just like I want you

Oh, I'll give you all the love
I want in return, sweet darling
But half the love is all I feel
Ooh, it's too bad it's just too sad
You don't want me now
But I'm gonna change your mind
Someway, somehow, aw baby

I want you, the right way
I want you
But I want you to want me, too
I want you to want me baby
Just like I want you

One way love is just a fantasy, oh suggar!
To share is precious, pure and fair
Don't play with somethin'
You should cherish for life, oh baby
Don't you want to care
Baby, lonely out there

I want you (the right way)
I want you
But I want you to want me too
Want you to want me baby
When I get down with you, get down, get down baby
Listen precious, I want you a lot of times

I want you, I want, I want, yeah, oh baby
I want you, the right way, baby
I want you, baby
But I want you to want me too
Want you to want me baby
Oh the way that I love you
I want you

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter and musician whose career spanned more than two decades. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he was the son of a storefront minister of a local Pentecostal church sect and grew up singing gospel in church revivals as a young child. Gaye branched out into secular music as a teenager, joining the doo-wop group The Marquees, after returning from an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force, before the group was hired by Harvey Fuqua to be Harvey & The Moonglows. Following the band's separation in 1960, Gaye began working as a session drummer for the Detroit music label, Anna, before signing with Motown Records in 1961, adding an "e" to his s… more »

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Written by: ARTHUR ROSS, LEON WARE

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