Song of the Day #2,744: ‘Want to Want Me (Live)’ – Jason Derulo

derulo_want_to_want_me Best Songs of 2015 – #2
‘Want to Want Me’ – Jason Derulo

I’ve been anti-Jason Derulo for so long that I couldn’t help but put him in my top two this year. That’s how friggin’ great I find ‘Want to Want Me.’ It turns haters into lovers. It should be utilized in the Middle East peace talks.

I can’t go so far as to say that ‘Want to Want Me’ has turned me into a Jason Derulo fan — I still find most of his music absurd — but I can no longer dismiss him out of hand.

I listened to this song more than any other in 2015, thanks to my 9-year-old daughter, who played it in the car every morning for months on our way to her school. Surprisingly, it never got old.

This is a great Michael Jackson song that Michael never could have recorded because nobody would believe he’d be this into a woman. Pure sonic pleasure.

[Verse 1]
It’s too hard to sleep
I got the sheets on the floor, nothing on me
And I can’t take it no more, it’s a hundred degrees
I got one foot out the door, where are my keys?
Cause I gotta leave
In the back of the cab
I tipped the driver ‘head of time, get me there fast
I got your body on my mind, I want it bad
Oh just the thought of you gets me so high
So high

[Chorus] x2
Girl you’re the one I want to want me
And if you want me, girl you got me
There’s nothing I wouldn’t do (no I wouldn’t do)
Just to get up next to you

[Verse 2]
You open the door
Wearing nothing but a smile down to the floor
And you whisper in my ear, “Baby I’m yours”
Ooh just the thought of you gets me so high
So high

[Chorus] x2

Just the thought of you
Gets me so high, so high
Just the thought of you
Gets me so high, so high

[Chorus] x2

One thought on “Song of the Day #2,744: ‘Want to Want Me (Live)’ – Jason Derulo

  1. Dana says:

    While I don’t dislike this as much as other Durelo songs, it really does nothing for me. I’m sure my opinion, like yours, would have been positively influenced by seeing the joy in my young girl’s face in playing the song, though I don’t think it would have moved it into my best of list. I’m sure the lowered expectations from disliking his previous work was a contributing factor as well.

    The song is far more Billy Ocean, with some Whitney Houston, thrown in, than a Jackson style. Jackson may not have convincingly crooned about women, but most everything he did was more funky and original than this.

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