You Make Me Wanna...

1997 single by Usher

"You Make Me Wanna..." is a song by American singer Usher. It was released by LaFace Records and Arista Records on August 5, 1997. It became the lead single from Usher's second album My Way (1997). The song was written by Usher and Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal. Dupri and Seal produced the song. The song is written in the key of E major. It is an R&B, soul, and pop ballad song. The song's instruments are the acoustic guitar, hi-hat, and bells.

"You Make Me Wanna..."
Single by Usher
from the album My Way
ReleasedAugust 5, 1997
StudioKrosswire (Atlanta, Georgia)
GenreR&B, soul, pop
LabelLaFace, Arista
Songwriter(s)Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal
Producer(s)Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal
Usher singles chronology
"The Many Ways"
"You Make Me Wanna..."
"Nice & Slow"

The song is about a relationship between Usher, his girlfriend, and her best friend, who Usher really likes. Usher uses a pick-up line "You make me wanna leave the one I'm with and start a new relationship with you". The line is the song's hook. The song was given positive reviews. It won a Billboard Music Award, a Soul Train Music Award, a WQHT Hip Hop Award, and a nomination for a Grammy Award.

"You Make Me Wanna..." reached several music charts. It was number one on the UK Singles Chart and the US Hot R&B Singles chart. It also reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, Pop Songs, Canadian Singles Chart, Dutch Top 40, and the ARIA Singles Chart. The music video was directed by Bille Woodruff. It shows Usher dancing in several colored rooms and backgrounds. It also uses an effect which created several clones of Usher.

Track listings Edit

Certifications Edit

Country Certification
Australia Gold[3]
United Kingdom Silver[4]
United States Platinum[5]

References Edit

  1. "You Make Me Wanna Pt. 2". Amazon. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  2. Usher (1997). You Make Me Wanna (Remix) (Media notes). LaFace Records and Arista Records.
  3. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 1998. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  4. "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2011. Note: The user must enter "You Make Me Wanna..." into the 'Search' box, and select "Title" from the 'Search by' menu.
  5. "Gold & Platinum – Search Results". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 3, 2011.