I Need A Man (3:22)

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From Island Life and 17 other releases

“I Need a Man” was the debut single for Grace Jones. The song was originally recorded and released in in 1975, in France for the label Orfeus while Jones was still working as a fashion model. Its initial release passed fairly unnoticed. The track was later released in the U.S. on the minor disco label Beam Junction before Jones signed with Island Records, re-recorded the track and included it on her 1977 debut album Portfolio. “I Need a Man” then became a modest hit, reaching #83 on the Billboard Hot 100. “I Need a Man” reached number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. It also contributed to Jones’ growing popularity among gay scene.

The original recording of “I Need a Man”, together with its B-side, “Again and Again”, remain unreleased on CD.

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  • rtms1988

    Good song. But I don't need a man. =D

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Her first chart hit in the United States. It connecting with her core audience, peaking at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    this doesn't even sound like her. I like this song alot, but I'm glad she changed her musical direction and vocals because while this is good, this is NOT what Grace is remembered as an icon for.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • muhqwahn

    Terrible!

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • NitaD1

    I need a man..........the DIY is piling up in my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • LadyTee71

    "i need a man"

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • BigChoupique

    LOL'd @ all this....

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • eric42xxx

    hello

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • kfannin

    LOVE - ME - SOME - GRACE!!!!!!!!!

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • lionways

    LOL...gotta love the disco era

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Bludhaven

    THIS AWESOME...I NEED A MAN !

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • MamaCoCo

    JUST BECAUSE GRACE DOESN'T FIT THE NORM...THAT'S WHAT MAKES GRACE, GRACE. SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN...JUST LOOK AT HER INCREDIBLE FEATURES. GRACE WAS A MODEL.....SO SERVE UM UP SWEETIE.... WHEN YOU FIND YOUR MAN COULD YOU GRAB ONE FOR ME?

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • micktosin

    grace jones need a woman, she is a man.

    10 Nov 2009 Reply
  • zazoo999

    dont we all ☺

    7 Oct 2009 Reply
  • alexninomiya

    LOL .... I do need a man. [2]

    4 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Hajee1

    Fabulous Woman!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Dusty_S

    Usually, Ms. Jones is talking her songs out. Here - I Need A Man - she is singing. She's excellent which ever persona(e) she chooses to make the song come alive.

    2 Aug 2009 Reply
  • goldeninblack

    i looooove grace jones!

    4 Jul 2009 Reply
  • goldeninblack

    i m waiting for... my man...

    4 Jul 2009 Reply
  • LongLiveTheD

    I do need a man.

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
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