I Only Want To Be With You

"I Only Want to Be with You" is a rock and roll song written by Mike Hawker and Ivor Raymonde and recorded by British singer, Dusty Springfield.


I Only Want To Be With You (WORD)
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To play along with the recording in GCEA tuning, put your capo on the 2nd fret!

Released in November 1963, three weeks after the Dusty Springfields' final concert, "I Only Want to Be With You" was a global success, reaching number 4 UK, number 12 US, number 6 Australia, and number 21 Canada. In the US, Dusty Springfield was the second artist of the British Invasion, after the Beatles, to have a hit, entering the Billboard chart at number 77 in the last week of January 1964 (the Beatles having "She Loves You" at number 69 and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at number 3). "I Only Want to Be with You" peaked at number 4 on the UK Singles chart in January 1964. Three remakes of the song have been UK chart hits, the first two by the Bay City Rollers (1976) and the Tourists (1979) matching the number 4 peak of the Dusty Springfield original, while the 1989 remake by Samantha Fox peaked at number 16. In the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "I Only Want to Be with You" has been a Top 40 hit three times, with both the Dusty Springfield original and the Scottish pop rock band, Bay City Rollers,' remake peaking at number 12 while the Samantha Fox remake peaked at number 31. The Bay City Rollers recorded "I Only Want to Be with You" for their 1976 album Dedication in June and July 1976 at Soundstage Studio in Toronto with producer Jimmy Ienner.

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