I Wanna Be Your Man

Album: Singles 1963-1965 (1963)
Charted: 12
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  • I wanna be your lover, baby
    I wanna be your man
    I wanna be your lover, baby
    I wanna be your man

    Tell me that you love me, baby
    Tell me you understand
    Tell me that you love me, baby
    Tell me you understand

    I wanna be your man
    I wanna be your man
    I wanna be your man
    I wanna be your man

    I wanna be your man
    I wanna be your man
    I wanna be your man
    I wanna be your man

    Tell me that you love me, baby
    Tell me you understand
    Tell me that you love me, baby
    Tell me you understand

    I wanna be your lover, baby
    I wanna be your man
    I wanna be, I wanna be your lover, baby
    I wanna be your man Writer/s: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 15

  • Gerard Rinaldi from MiBrian Jones lit this one up on lead slide guitar.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaMark from England, you can also hear the Beatles version on the film Hard Days Night, during the nightclub scene when the guys are out there dancing.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 6th 1964, the Rolling Stones appeared in concert at the Granada Theater at the Harrow on The Hill in Middlesex, England...
    This was the beginning of the quintet's first tour where they were featured as the headliners; opening acts included the Ronettes and the Swinging Blue Jeans...
    At the time their "I Wanna Be Your Man" was at #12 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart, and that would also be its peak position on the chart...
    Just under four months later on April 26th their debut U.S. charted record, "Not Fade Away", entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #98.
  • Brian from Dublin, IrelandThe Beatles version is good, because of George, but John was right, it was a throw-away.The Stones definitely made this song sound beautiful, I love the Beatles, but their version was quite boring.The Stones did what (I think) no other band could do, make a blues orientated pop song a top 20 hit, "I wanna be your man" is clear evidence that the Stones were one of the best if not The Best blues band ever, every song they covered were far from being a direct copy.
  • Ken from Booneville,ms, MsBRIAN also sang the backing vocals.
  • Derek from London, United Kingdomnowwhere near as good as the beatles version-as usual
  • Rosario from Naples, Flbeatles version is better, but Mick has a better voice than Ringo.
  • Ashley from Quincy, Ili love the guys to death but this song was not for them but i'm not giving it to the beatles.
  • M.yurlov from Sevastopol, OtherA propos... I wonder why this WEB-site does not have neither Russia or Ukraine in the list. If Russia is amonger "the others", then what to say...
    Long live The Beatles!
    "Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
    They leave the West behind...." (The Beatles, Back in the USSR).
  • M.yurlov from Sevastopol, OtherDear all,
    It is really funny and unbelivable, but today, 29th September 2007, two 50-years old guys somewhere in Sevastopol (Ukraine, former USSR)were debating who first came with "I wanna be your man" - The Beatles or the Rolling Stones.
    Best regards, Mikhail Yurlov
  • Ian from Lethbridge, CanadaThe Stones version is good, but The Beatles' version is better, and I think Ringo Starr is a better singer than Mick Jagger.
  • Tanya from Rotterdam, NetherlandsOr you could buy "With The Beatles".
  • Mark from Barrow-in-furness, EnglandYou can hear the Beatles' version on Live at The BBC
  • Tanya from Rotterdam, NetherlandsThis song illustrates so beautifully why the Stones are plain and The Beatles are brilliant. I'm sorry, but the Stones version is very boring. More tough? No: more boring. The Beatles version is one big fiësta. There's a strain through the whole song, that The Stones killed in their version. It worked in a song like Satisfaction, but not in a song like this.
  • Joel from Chicago, IlA quote from Bill Wyman in 1982, "We kind of learned it pretty quickly 'cause there wasn't that much to learn. Then Brian got his slide out, his steel (guitar) out and dadaw... dadaw... and we said, Yeah, that's better, dirty it up a bit and bash it out, and we kind of completely turned the song around and made it much more tough, Stones- and Elmore James-like."
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