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"I Wanna Love You Forever"
Single by Jessica Simpson
from the album Sweet Kisses
B-side I Can I Will, You Don't Know What Love Is
Released September 28, 1999
(See Release history)
Format CD Single, Cassette Single
Genre Pop
Length 4:20 (Album/Single Version)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters
Producer Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters
Certification Platinum
Jessica Simpson singles chronology
"I Wanna Love You Forever"
(1999)
"Where You Are"
(2000)
Alternate cover
Soul Solution remix Mexico Promo CD
Audio sample
file info · help
Music video
"I Wanna Love You Forever" at YouTube

"I Wanna Love You Forever" is the first single from Jessica Simpson's debut album Sweet Kisses. The song is her debut single and was released in 1999, the single peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Simpson's first, and to date last, Top 10 single. The single also peaked at #7 in the UK. The single is generally considered to be one of her signature songs, and is her most successful single in the United States to date.

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Song information

"I Wanna Love You Forever" was written, composed, and produced by Louis Biancaniello and Sam Watters. The track is a darkly bittersweet love ballad, showing off the powerful vocals of Simpson.

Even though Biancaniello and Watters are credited jointly for writing and composing the song, at present, it is not known exactly which of the two wrote its lyrics and which composed its music.

Release history

Country Date
United States September 28, 1999
Japan November 26, 1999
Australia February 7, 2000
Germany February 14, 2000
Europe February 14, 2000
United Kingdom March 13, 2000

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "I Wanna Love You Forever".

US CD Single(Cat #38K 79262)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Single Version] — 4:20
  2. "Final Heartbreak" [Snippet] — 1:09
  3. "Woman In Me" [Snippet] — 1:28
  4. "I've Got My Eyes On You" [Snippet] — 1:00
  5. "Your Faith In Me" [Snippet] — 1:29

Japan Promo CD Single(Cat #SRCS 2125)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Single Version] — 4:20
  2. "Final Heartbreak" [Snippet] — 1:09
  3. "Woman In Me" [Snippet] — 1:28
  4. "I've Got My Eyes On You" [Snippet] — 1:00
  5. "Your Faith In Me" [Snippet] — 1:29

Australian CD Single(Cat #667803 2)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" — 4:20
  2. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Soul Solution Remix] — 3:30
  3. "I Can, I Will" — 3:30
  4. "Multimedia"

German Promo(Cat #SAMPCS 8276)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Single Version] — 4:20
  2. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Soul Solution Remix] — 3:16


European CD Single (Cat #6688532)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Single Version] — 4:20
  2. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Soul Solution Remix Radio Edit] — 3:30
  3. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Soul Solution Extended Club Vox] — 3:29
  4. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Soul Solution Vonuz Beats] — 3:29

UK CD Single (Cat #6691272)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Single Version] — 4:20
  2. "I Can, I Will" — 3:34
  3. "You Don't Know What Love Is" — 3:29

UK CD 2 (Cat #6691275)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Single Version] — 4:20
  2. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Soda Club Radio Edit] — 3:30
  3. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Soul Solution Radio Edit] — 3:29

Soul Solution Remix Mexican Promo(Cat #PRCD 97956)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Single Version] — 4:20
  2. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Extended Club Mix] — 3:30
  3. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Bonus Beatz] — 3:30

French Promo CD(Cat #SAMPCS 85151)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Soda Club Radio Mix] — 3:30
  2. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Single Version] — 4:20

Spanish Promo CD(Cat #SAMPCS 8174)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" — 4:20
  2. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Soul Solution Remix] — 3:30

Brazilian Promo CD(Cat #899.862/2-495687)

  1. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Album Version] — 4:20
  2. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Single Version] — 4:20
  3. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Extended Club Vox] — 3:29
  4. "I Wanna Love You Forever" [Bonuz Beats] — 3:29

Music video

As her debut video, careful attention was made to make sure that Jessica's virginal image would be used as the "anti-sex appeal" to draw viewers in. Directed by Bille Woodruff, the video does not follow the dramatic story told in the song at all and instead centers on Jessica in a photo shoot. The photo shoot starts out with Ms. Simpson being photographed in front of a giant airplane as she wears a white outfit with a blue jacket. The song then shifts to a new scene in which Ms. Simpson has removed her jacket and is now in front of sunflowers.

The video seems to take things slowly, but in a dramatic turn of events, the sunflower scene is literally pushed over, to reveal the song's final scene: Simpson covered only in black on a dramatic soundstage lighted with blue lights. The video also features shots intercut with the making of the video of Jessica and her personal girlfriends. One of those girlfriends in the video is Jessica's little sister Ashlee Simpson. Although the video shoot is commonly believed to be a fake one, it appears that the video breaks the fourth wall as photos of the photographer taking photos apparently exist.

Jessica once spoke of the idea for a second video but this one was never made.

The Video debut on TRL on November 23, 1999 at #10.

Commercial release

The commercial single from I Wanna Love You Forever was released on the 28th of September, 1999 in the US. The song went straight to the top of the charts claiming the number one spot for six weeks on the Billboard US Single Sales Charts. The commercial release of the single also helped bring the single to the number three spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Charts. The commercial released contained the radio edit of the single and snippets from her forthcoming debut album, Sweet Kisses. A maxi single was set for release, it was to contain all the club mixes, but was later canceled. I Wanna Love You Forever, is Jessica Simpson’s biggest commercial single to date, it went to sell over one million copies in the US alone.

Chart success

As Simpson's debut single, there was obviously pressure for the song to do well. "I Wanna Love You Forever" did not disappoint, as it peaked within the top three of the Billboard Hot 100. Its commercial sales were particularly strong, and landed the single atop the Hot 100 Singles Sales for six weeks; this in turn earned the song a platinum certification.

Internationally, the song was similarly successful, as it peaked within the top ten in most European nations and Australia.

Charts

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 3
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 13
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Tracks 13
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 20
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 25
U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 34
Tokio Hot 100 3
Norway Top 20[2] 3
Sweden Top 60[3] 5
UK Singles Chart[4] 7
Switzerland Top 100[5] 7
Belgian Single Chart (Wallonia)[6] 8
Canadian Singles Chart[7] 9
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[8] 9
Belgian Ultratop 50 Singles (Flanders) 11
Finland Top 20[9] 12
Irish Singles Chart[10] 13
Dutch Singles Chart[11] 14
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[12] 16
Italian Singles Chart[13] 17
Netherland Mega Top 100 17
Austria Top 75[14] 25
German Top 100 27
French Top 100[15] 100

References

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