ROCK Sex tells you what it wants what it really really wants.
Today's relay is that universal desire, "I Want You". Here's a lot of ranting and raving about the craving.
Let's let Liverpool's unsung Beat group, Jeannie And The Big Guys, kick us off.
JEANNIE AND THE BIG GUYS -"I Want You" (1964)
Bringing some of that Garage lust, via the "Louie Louie"/"Wild Thing" riff, is The Troggs.
THE TROGGS -"I Want You" (1966)
Bob Dylan mixes scorn, ache, and surreality in his plea.
BOB DYLAN -"I Want You" (1966)
The Beatles make an epic Grunge grind out of it that hypnotizes you into submission.
THE BEATLES -"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (1969)
Marvin Gaye seduces us into sin with angelic grace.
MARVIN GAYE -"I Want You" (1976)
Cheap Trick make sure it's mutual.
CHEAP TRICK -"I Want You To Want Me" (live, 1978)
Fleetwood Mac's most restless member pays tribute to Prince with this number.
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM -"I Want You" (1984)
After the intro, a minute in, listen to how Elvis Costello rechannels The Beatles' groove and Dylan's edge from the songs above.
ELVIS COSTELLO -"I Want You" (1986)
Bringing us round trip, here's Canada's Fefe Dobson making her feelings known.
FEFE DOBSON -"I Want You" (2009)
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