About I Want to Be Your Man

"I Want to Be Your Man" is a song by American funk singer-songwriter Roger Troutman, from his third studio album Unlimited!. It was released as the lead single from the album in 1987 by Reprise Records. The song was co-written by Roger"s brother, Larry Troutman, and produced by Roger, who conceived of the song as a statement on romantic commitment. "I Want to Be Your Man" features Roger singing in both his natural tenor and his trademark talk box. The song topped the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the song reached number nine in the Netherlands, number 15 in Germany, number 18 in New Zealand, and number 27 in Canada. It has featured in films such as 2000"s Love & Basketball and has been sampled by numerous R&B and hip hop artists. The 2002 single "Down 4 U" by Irv Gotti featuring Ja Rule, Ashanti, Vita, and Charli Baltimore contains interpolations of the song. "I Want to Be Your Man" was covered by Charlie Wilson and Fantasia in 2010.more »




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Hey, lady, let me tell you whyI can"t live my life without you (Oh, baby)Every time I see you walkin" by, I get a thrillYou don"t understand, but in time you willI must make you understandI want to be your man (I want to be your man)I want to be your man (Yes, I do, baby)I want to be your man (I want to be your man)I want to be your man (I want to be your man)Better not pass me by"Cause if you do you"ll lose a good thing (Oh, baby)"Cause what I"ve got to sayIs sealed with a kiss and a wedding ring (Wedding ring)My mind is blind, at times I can"t see anyone but youThose other girls don"t matter, no, they can"t spoil my viewI must make you understandI want to be your man (I want to be your man)I want to be your man (Yes, I do, baby)I want to be your man (I want to be your man)I want to be your man (I want to be your man)Words can never say what I feelIt"s too intenseI tried, I tired, I tried, I tried to tell you how I feelBut I get mixed up (So mixed up)My mind is blind, at times I can"t see anyone but youThose other girls don"t matter, no, they can"t spoil my viewI must make you understandI want to be your man (I want to be your man)I want to be your man (Yes, I do, baby)I want to be your man (I want to be your man)I want to be your man (I want to be your man)I want to be your man (I want to be your man)I want to be your man (Yes, I do)I want to be your manI want to be your man (I want to be your man)I want to be your man (Yes, I do, baby)I want to be your man (I want to be your man)

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Roger Troutman Roger Troutman (November 29, 1951 – April 25, 1999) was an American singer, songwriter, producer and the lead vocalist of the band Zapp who helped spearhead the funk movement and heavily influenced west coast hip hop due to the scene"s heavy sampling of his music over the years. Troutman was well known for his use of the talk box, a device that is connected to an instrument (frequently a keyboard) to create different vocal effects. Roger used a custom-made talkbox—the Electro Harmonix "Golden Throat," as well as a Yamaha DX100 FM synthesizer.

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As both lead singer of Zapp and in his subsequent solo releases, he scored a bevy of funk and R&B hits throughout the 1980s. In his later years, he was mostly known for singing the chorus to the hip-hop classic by Tu… more »