What I Want (Daughtry song)

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"What I Want"
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Single by Daughtry featuring Slash
from the album Daughtry
ReleasedApril 23, 2007 (2007-04-23)
Recorded2006
Genre
Length2:48
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Daughtrysingles chronology
"Home"
(2007)
"What I Want"
(2007)
"Over You"
(2007)
Slashsingles chronology
"What I Want"
(2007)
"Sahara"
(2009)

"What I Want" is a song recorded by American rock band Daughtry for their self titled debut album (2007). It was released to rock radio in the United States on April 23, 2007 as the second US rock single and third overall single from the album. [1] The song features Slash on guitar, earning him a featured artist credit on the single.

Contents

The band opted to release the track to rock radio only, because their second single, "Home", was not being played on rock stations due to its lighter sound. Since the band had had success on the format with their first single, "It's Not Over", they wanted to follow the song up, so they opted to release "What I Want". Since this was not a full single release, a music video for the song was not made.

"What I Want" is also featured as one of the songs on the Guitar Hero: On Tour game for the Nintendo DS.

Composition

"What I Want" is a hard rock song written by Chris Daughtry and Brian Howes and was one of the first tracks written for the Daughtry album. [2] According to the digital sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing Group, "What I Want" was originally composed in the key of E major and set to a "driving rock" tempo of 140 BPM. [3] Daughtry's vocals range from F4 B#5. [3]

Charts

The single was one of the most added tracks to rock radio upon its release and peaked at number six on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. It also charted in Canada despite limited promotion, peaking at 93 on the Canadian Hot 100.

Weekly charts

Chart (2007)Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) [4] 93
Canada Rock ( Billboard ) [5] 7
US Mainstream Rock ( Billboard ) [6] 6

Year end charts

Chart (2007)Position
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard) [7] 26

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References

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