I Wanna Be LovedWords & Music by Billy Rose, Eddie Heyman & Johnny Green
Recorded by Dinah Washington, 1950 (#22)
A Bm7-5 Fdim D6 Bm7 Gm7 Gdim I wan - na be loved with in - spi - ra - tion, A7sus4 Fdim DM7 F#7 B7 I wan - na be loved star - ting to - night; Fdim A Edim A Em7/6 Em7 A9 A7/9 In - stead of mere - ly hold - ing con - ver - sa - tion, Gdim A7sus4 D6 B7 G - G5 - A7 Hold me tight. A7sus4 D6 Bm7 Gm7 Gdim I wan - na be kissed un - til I tin - gle, A7sus4 Fdim DM7 F#7 B7 I wan - na be kissed start - ing to - night; Fdim A Edim A Em7/6 Em7 A9 A7/9 Em - brace til our heart - beats in - ter - min - gle, G Gdim D G D DM7 D7 Wrong or right Bridge: G6 G/B A7 I feel like act - ing my age -- G6 G5 G/B Em7 DM7 D6 G D I'm past the stage of mere - ly tur - tle - dov - ing A7 G/B Bm Bm7 I'm in no mood to re - sist, F#7 B7 G G/F# E7 Em7/9 Em7 G/B A7 And I in - sist the world owes me a lov - ing. A7sus4 Fdim D6 Bm7 Gm7 Gdim I wan - na be thrilled to des - per - a - tion, A7sus4 Fdim DM7 F#7 B7 I wan - na be thrilled start - ing to - night. Fdim A Edim A Em7/6 Em7 A9 A7/9 Gdim G With ev' - ry kind of won - der - ful sen - sa - tion, yeah, Gdim A7+5 D I wan - na be loved.
Suggested by frequent visitor and contributor Bob A.
According to information posted on Lyrics World: The Andrews Sisters had a # 1 hit with "I Wanna Be Loved" 20 years after the song was first introduced, with their March 30, 1950 recording backed by Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra. Also charted in 1950 by Billy Eckstine (#7); Hugo Winterhalter (# 11); Dinah Washington (#22); Dottie O'Brien (#23); and Jan Garber (#28). Washington's version is credited here because it's what I used as an audio source.