I Want Your Love
by Chic

Album: C'est Chic (1979)
Charted: 4 7

Songfacts®:

  • Nile Rodgers dreamt every note of this bittersweet lament about an unrequited love - he says it's the only song he's ever dreamt note-for-note. He recalled to Uncut in 2015: "I used to sleep with score paper next to the bed, and I wrote out the whole score paper next to the bed, and I wrote out the whole score the next day. We went in and played what I dreamt."

    "The only thing that appears on the record that I didn't dream was when the horns come in, I put the strings up an octave," he continued. "That was the idea of the concert master. He said, 'Nile, since we're going this long amount of time, why don't the strings up an octave for the second part?' We tried it in the studio and it sounded great."
  • Originally intended for Nile Rodgers and Bernie Edwards' then-protégés, Sister Sledge, this was eventually recorded as a follow-up to Chic's classic hit single, "Le Freak."
  • Jody Watley covered this for her 2006 album, The Makeover. Released as a single, it reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart for the week of June 16, 2007. Watley's version featured Nile Rodgers on guitar.
  • Lady Gaga recorded this with Nile Rodgers in 2015 for a campaign for the designer Tom Ford. The video, directed by Nick Knight, shows Gaga and various models wearing items from Ford's collection. The clip quickly racked up over a million views on YouTube.

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