Really Wanna Know You

Album: The Right Place (1981)
Charted: 16


  • After suffering a career decline in the late 1970s, Wright managed to make a comeback with this song, about a man wanting to court a woman who could be the love of his life, if she'd only give him a chance. It reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100, but his comeback was short-lived, as none of his subsequent songs charted. He did continue to record and perform into the '00s. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 28th 1981, "Really Wanna Know You" by Gary Wright entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; and August 30th, 1981 it peaked at #16 (for 2 weeks) and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1976 and 1981 he had six Top 100 records, with two making the Top 10 and both peaked at #2, "Dream Weaver" for 3 weeks in 1976 and "Love Is Alive" for 2 weeks in 1976...
    Mr. Weaver celebrated his 71st birthday two months ago on April 26th, 2014.
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