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Michael Jackson

I Wanna Be Where You Are

  • Soul
  • Other
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Funk
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  • 1972
  • 2011
  • 1977
  • 1971
  • 1993

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“I Wanna Be Where You Are” is a song written by Arthur “T-Boy” Ross and Leon Ware for Michael Jackson, who took the song to number sixteen on the U.S. pop singles chart and number two on the U.S. R&B singles chart in 1972. His third straight Top 40 pop hit during his early solo career in Motown, it was also the first collaboration between Ware and Ross, the younger brother of R&B singer Diana Ross. This song would be one of Jackson’s most covered songs, with singers including Marvin Gaye, Willie Hutch, Jason Weaver and The Fugees. Ware and Ross would be famous together for penning the classic Marvin Gaye single, “I Want You” several years afterwards. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I wanna be, I wanna be, oh ... I wanna, wanna be where you are, oh, oh ... Can it be I stayed away too long

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