BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #25: ” DOESN’T SOMEBODY WANT TO BE WANTED”- PARTRIDGE FAMILY

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #25: “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted”- The Partridge Family. February 13, 1971.

  • Single: “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted”- The Partridge Family
  • Record Company- Bell Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos, Wes Farrell
  • Time: 2:49
  • B-side:”You Are Always On My Mind”
  • Album-Up To Date
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #6 12 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

David Cassidy who sang this song hated it. He didn’t want to record it, hated the talk part in the middle so much he refused to do it but later gave in after being talked into doing it. Years later he said he still thought it was a horrible song and still couldn’t listen to it. The single did well though- going to #6. It was the Partridge Family’s second single following their debut “I Think I Love You” which went to #1 months earlier.

The Partridge Family TV series ran from 1970-74. They had 9 Hot 100 singles with 7 making the Top 40. David Cassidy and his real life step-mother Shirley Jones who provided the backing vocals were the only members of the cast who were on the recordings- the back up musicians- were the famous Los Angeles group of backing musicians known as The Wrecking Crew.

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