(I Wanna Give You) Devotion

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"(I Wanna Give You) Devotion"
(I Wanna Give You) Devotion.jpg
Single by Nomad featuring MC Mikee Freedom
from the album Changing Cabins
Released 1990
Format
Recorded 1990
Genre
Length 6:46
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Damon Rochefort
Nomad singles chronology
"The Raggamuffin Number"
(1990)
"(I Wanna Give You) Devotion"
(1990)
"Something Special"
(1991)
Music video
"(I Wanna Give You) Devotion" on YouTube

"(I Wanna Give You) Devotion" is a house/rave themed club track by British dance outfit Nomad. The track was a top ten UK hit in 1991, where it reached number 2, and a number 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart single in the United States, where it reached the top spot in June 1991 and stayed there for one week.[1]

Background and release[edit]

The track was produced by Damon Rochefort, who also shares writing credits with fellow Nomad member Steve McCutcheon and rapper MC Mikee Freedom. It also quotes from the earlier club hit "Devotion" by Ten City. Although Freedom and singer Sharon Dee Clarke were the featured artists on this track when it was released in the United Kingdom and other territories (even though Freedom was the only one to get his name credited), they were listed as uncredited in the US single version up until the act's full-length CD Changing Cabins was released Stateside in the autumn of 1991. Both artists were featured in the video for the track, which had them dressed in body paint while they were performing the song at a rave concert.

The song is notable for being the first song that Steve Mac ever wrote.[2] When asked about the track and its success in an April 2010 interview, Mac said:

"It was a real accident. I just remember struggling to get the drums right - I didn’t really know how to work the sequencer properly. I didn’t have that much knowledge of what I was doing, and I think if I had then it wouldn’t have been as good a track. I love the naiveté of what I was doing back then, and I miss that a little bit now."[2]

In addition to the rap version, there is also a Soul Mix version that features Clarke's vocal performance without the rap. Both versions along with the Italo house version are included on the Changing Cabins CD.

Music video[edit]

The music video of "(I Wanna Give You) Devotion" was directed by Jerome Redfarn.[3]

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Charts)[4] 37
Austria (Austrian Singles Chart)[4] 10
Belgium (Belgian Singles Chart)[4] 8
Germany (German Singles Chart)[4] 13
Ireland (Irish Singles Chart) 10
Netherlands (Dutch Singles Chart)[4] 5
Sweden (Swedish Singles Chart)[4] 11
Swiss (Swiss Singles Chart)[4] 6
UK (UK Singles Chart)[5] 2
US (Hot Dance Club Play) 1

Track listings[edit]

12" CD (UK)
  1. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (6:42)
  2. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (Instrumental Mix) (6:42)
  3. Sang - Froid (3:32)
12" Maxi CD (UK/US)
  1. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (7" Mix) (4:09)
  2. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (Original Mix) (6:46)
  3. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (Instrumental) (6:37)
  4. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (Soul Mix) (5:00)
  5. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (The Joey Negro Mix) (6:48)
  6. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (Rock Shock Mix) (6:39)
  7. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (Trouble's Club Mix) (6:41)
  8. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (Trouble's Underground Club Mix) (6:37)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 190. 
  2. ^ a b "Interview With Steve Mac". HitQuarters. April 12, 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Nomad (I wanna give you) Devotion". mvdbase.com. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "NOMAD FEAT. MC MIKEE FREEDOM - (I WANNA GIVE YOU) DEVOTION (SONG)". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  5. ^ "(i wanna give you) devotion ft mc mikee freedom". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Good Beat" by Deee-Lite
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
June 29, 1991
Succeeded by
"Got a Love for You" by Jomanda