I Wanna Hold You

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"I Wanna Hold You"
I Wanna Hold You (McFly single - cover art).jpg
Single by McFly
from the album Wonderland
Released17 October 2005
FormatCD single, DVD single
GenrePop rock
Songwriter(s)Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter
Producer(s)Jason Perry
McFly singles chronology
"I'll Be OK"
"I Wanna Hold You"
"Ultraviolet/The Ballad of Paul K"
Alternative cover
CD2 cover
CD2 cover
Alternative cover
DVD cover
DVD cover

"I Wanna Hold You" is a song by English pop rock band McFly. It was released on 17 October 2005 as the third single from their second studio album, Wonderland (2005).

"I Wanna Hold You" peaked at number three in the UK Singles Chart and number 13 in Ireland. The song was written by band members Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter.


The original version of the song was different from the single, this version was written by Tom and Danny, its lyrics were "less mature" and resembled a song more suited to the Room on the 3rd Floor album than the new and "grown-up" Wonderland album. The track was therefore edited, it was re-written by Tom and Dougie and re-recorded to be added onto McFly's second studio album, but not before it was featured on the album demo which has subsequently been spread across the internet. The new album version however was still criticised, its lyrics "I'd destroy the World for you" were deemed inappropriate for a pop song. So McFly edited and re-recorded the song a further time changing the lyrics to "I'll change the world for you" instead.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Wanna Hold You" - 2:59
  2. "Mr. Brightside" - 3:14
  1. "I Wanna Hold You" - 2:59
  2. "Easy Way Out" - 3:15
  3. "Interview" - 10:13
  4. "I Wanna Hold You" (Instrumental) - 2:59
UK DVD Single
  1. "I Wanna Hold You" (Audio) - 2:59
  2. "McFly Home Movie" - 10:00
  3. "I Wanna Hold You" (Video) - 3:05

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 3
Irish Singles Chart
U.S. Billboard European Hot 100

Music video[edit]

McFly's video for "I Wanna Hold You" is more mature, removing McFly's signature comedic sketches for a serious performance-based video; the band, suited up, perform the whole video in front of an orchestra of beautiful women in blonde wigs. During the guitar solo, a woman appears to rise through the ground before McFly, dripping with a metallic looking paint.


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