I Just Want to Make Love to You (4:20)

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“I Just Want to Make Love to You” is a 1954 blues song written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters.[2] The song was a major hit, reaching number four on Billboard magazine’s Black Singles chart.

Blues-rock group Foghat released a version of “I Just Want to Make Love to You” on their self-titled debut album in 1972 and released the song as a single the same year where it reached #83 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was their first hit.[8] A live version was released on Foghat Live and released another 45 rpm single with “Fool for the City” as the b-side, the single was edited from over eight minutes to 3 minutes and 56 seconds. [9] This single version reached #33 on the Billboard Hot 100.[8]

Foghat’s version of the song was used in the films Dazed and Confused and Halloween II.


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