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"What I Want" is a song written and recorded by English band Dead or Alive. It was co-produced by the band and Zeus B. Held and released in August 1983 as the second single from Dead or Alive's debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom. Recorded by Epic Records.


The song was not a success when released, peaking at number eighty-eight in the UK Singles Chart. After Dead or Alive's UK top-forty success of "That's the Way (I Like It)", "What I Want" was re-issued in June 1984. It did not fare much better during its second chart run, placing only one position higher, at number eighty-seven.

Track listing:[]

UK 7":[]

  1. What I Want
  2. The Stranger (Re-recorded Version)

UK 12":[]

  1. What I Want (Dance Mix)
  2. The Stranger (Re-recorded Version)

Chart performance:[]

The single was re-released in June 1984, however, it proved to be a slight, but bigger hit than the original. Both versions charted in the UK, separated by only a few positions between the two.