THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
803-Lobo-I’d Love You to Want Me.
1974-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 0.51. Lobo is Spanish for Wolf, but I have no idea why he chose that as his stage name.
Lobo was born Roland Kent LaVoie on July 31st, 1943, in Tallahassee,Florida, United States.He has released 16 studio Albums to date, and has had seven top 40 singles on Billboard, of which this song was his most successful, peaking at Number 2 in 1972,in the UK he has charted twice, with his biggest success being ‘Me and You and a Dog Named Boo’ reaching Number 4 in 1971.
Lobo began his musical career in 1961 as a member of a local band called ‘The Rumors,’ the group included future stars Gram Parsons, and Jim Stafford. In 1974 Lobo alongside longtime collaborator Phil Gernhard (1940-2008) (see also best songs 923) produced Stafford’s ‘Spiders & Snakes’ Album.
‘I’d Love You to Want Me’ is taken from Lobo’s second solo studio Album,’Of A Simple Man’ from 1972. When originally released in the UK it failed to chart, but when re-released in 1974, this time on Jonathan King’s ‘UK’ record label, it finally became a hit.
‘When I saw you standing there, I about fell off my chair, when you moved your mouth to speak, I felt the blood go to my feet.’