George Michael ‎– I Want Your Sex

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Single by George Michael released in UK in June 1987.
The song has three separate parts dubbed "Rhythms." The first one, titled "Rhythm One: Lust", is the version released as a single and banned by the BBC. It appears by itself on the Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack, and mixed with the second version, titled "Rhythm Two: Brass in Love", on Faith. The second version also appears by itself as the B-side of the single. A third part, "Rhythm Three: A Last Request", appears as a B-side to the "Hard Day" 7" and "Kissing a Fool" 12" singles, and on the CD version of Faith as a bonus track. All three versions were mixed together into one 13 minute song, dubbed the "Monogamy Mix", for the 12" and CD single releases.

Tracklist

I Want Your Sex (Monogamy Mix) (13:12)
Rhythm 1 Lust
Rhythm 2 Brass In Love
Rhythm 3 Last Request
Hard Day 4:51

Versions (60)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LUST T1, LUST T 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Single) Epic, Epic LUST T1, LUST T 1 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
EN 6034 George Michael / Wham* George Michael / Wham* - I Want Your Love / Battlestations(7") CBS EN 6034 Zimbabwe 1987 Sell This Version
none George Michael I Want Your Sex (Part 1)(Cass, Single, Promo) Epic, Sound Basement (2) none UK 1987 Sell This Version
none George Michael I Want Your Sex (Remix)(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (George Michael) none Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783 7 George Michael I Want Your Sex (Rhythm 1 Lust)(7", S/Sided, Promo) Epic EPC 650783 7 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
none George Michael I Want Your Sex (Cass, Single, Promo) CBS none US 1987 Sell This Version
12CXP-06814 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12") Columbia 12CXP-06814 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
7013276 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12") Columbia 7013276 Costa Rica 1987 Sell This Version
44 06814, 44-06814, Lust T 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12") Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 44 06814, 44-06814, Lust T 1 US 1987 Sell This Version
61.501 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12") Discos CBS 61.501 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783 6 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12") Epic EPC 650783 6 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
LUST QT 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Gat) Epic LUST QT 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LUST P1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Ltd, Pos) Epic LUST P1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783-6, EPC 650783, LUST T 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Maxi) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC 650783-6, EPC 650783, LUST T 1 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783 6 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Maxi) Epic EPC 650783 6 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783 6 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Maxi) Epic EPC 650783 6 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
LUST T1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Epic LUST T1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LUST T1, LUST T 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Single) Epic, Epic LUST T1, LUST T 1 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
12・3P-825 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Single) Epic 12・3P-825 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
650783 6 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Single) Epic 650783 6 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
MSP 4068 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Single) CBS MSP 4068 Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
12・3P-825 George Michael I Want Your Sex(12", Single, Promo) Epic 12・3P-825 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
650783 7 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic 650783 7 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
650783 7 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic 650783 7 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
38 07164, LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia 38 07164, LUST 1 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
07・5P-476 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic 07・5P-476 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783 7 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic EPC 650783 7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
EN 6034 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic EN 6034 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic LUST 1 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic LUST 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic LUST 1 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic LUST 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
650783 7 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic 650783 7 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic LUST 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783 7 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic EPC 650783 7 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic LUST 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic LUST 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783 7 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic EPC 650783 7 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783 7 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single) Epic EPC 650783 7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single, CBS) Epic LUST 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single, Jukebox) Epic LUST 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
07・5P-476 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single, Promo) Epic 07・5P-476 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
38-07164 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single, Promo) Columbia 38-07164 US 1987 Sell This Version
07・5P-476 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single, Promo) Epic 07・5P-476 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783 7 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Single, sol) Epic EPC 650783 7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
38-07164, LUST 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(7", Styrene) Columbia, Columbia 38-07164, LUST 1 US 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650783 1, CD LUST 1, 650 783 2 George Michael I Want Your Sex(CD, Maxi, P/Mixed) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC 650783 1, CD LUST 1, 650 783 2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
CD LUST 1, 650 783 2 George Michael I Want Your Sex(CD, Single) Epic, Epic CD LUST 1, 650 783 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CD LUST 1, 650 783 2 George Michael I Want Your Sex(CD, Single) Epic, Epic CD LUST 1, 650 783 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
4CT 06814 George Michael I Want Your Sex(Cass, Maxi) Columbia 4CT 06814 US 1987 Sell This Version
12CXT-06814, 12CXT 6814 George Michael I Want Your Sex(Cass, Maxi, Dol) Columbia, Columbia 12CXT-06814, 12CXT 6814 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4CT 06814 George Michael I Want Your Sex(Cass, Maxi, Lon) Columbia 4CT 06814 US 1987 Sell This Version
10.6P-421 George Michael I Want Your Sex(Cass, Single) Epic 10.6P-421 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
LUST C1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(Cass, Single) Epic LUST C1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SCL-650783 George Michael Quiero Tu Amor = I Want Your Sex(12", Single) Epic SCL-650783 Mexico 1987 Sell This Version
DEP-593 George Michael Quiero Tu Sexo(7", Promo) Discos CBS DEP-593 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
44K-06814 George Michael I Want Your Sex(CD, Mini, Maxi) Columbia 44K-06814 US 1988 Sell This Version
38K-07164 George Michael I Want Your Sex(CD, Mini, Single) Columbia 38K-07164 US 1988 Sell This Version
655176 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex(CD, Mini, Single) Epic 655176 1 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
none George Michael I Want Your Sex(CDr, Single, Promo) Sony Music none UK 2010 Sell This Version

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music_negatives

music_negatives

November 14, 2017
referencing I Want Your Sex, 12", 44 06814, 44-06814, Lust T 1

According to Billboard Magazine (June 27, 1987 pg. 1) Columbia Records distributed (to a few radio stations) a 15 ips tape edit of this song (which replaced the word "sex" with the word "love"). The idea being that the tune might otherwise be difficult to program (seeing as some stations interpreted the lyrics as promoting promiscuity). Vice president of promotion, Mark Benesch, denied that Columbia had anything to do with making the edit (suggesting that it may have come from an unidentified radio station). For its time "I Want Your Sex" was "bound to create controversy" as it was released in the middle of the AIDS crisis.
claudia.fab

claudia.fab

August 26, 2017
referencing I Want Your Sex, 12", Ltd, Pos, LUST P1
I am very happy with this, thank you. The poster and the vinyl are in very good condition, as stated. The item arrived in good time and was well packaged. Thank you! Cx 😎
3y3_HERt_Wax

3y3_HERt_Wax

April 11, 2017
referencing I Want Your Sex, 12", Single, LUST T1, LUST T 1
There's some rather dubious lyrics in A.3 - Rhythm 3 Last Request. Very dubious indeed.
superbu

superbu

January 2, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing I Want Your Sex, CD, Mini, Single, 38K-07164
A bit compressed and soft sounding on the drum hits, more so than on the "Beverly Hills Cop II" soundtrack, which was its debut CD appearance. This makes me believe that this was mastered from the analog 45 master, not the digital master. Note also that "Rhythm II - Brass in Love" has a tiny fraction of a second more sound at the start of the track than "Brass in Love" does on the original "Faith" CD album, as well as having a slightly different fadeout.
superbu

superbu

January 2, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing I Want Your Sex, CD, Mini, Maxi, 44K-06814
Interesting and unique release for several reasons: Contains the all-in-one extended Monogamy Mix with no track dividers, but slightly clips the opening note of "Rhythm II - Brass in Love," a flaw which makes it match the US cassette maxi single. The whole thing also sounds a bit compressed when compared with its British CD maxi counterpart. It is my belief that this was taken from the US EQ'd-for-vinyl analog tape, not the digital master, while the British CD maxi single was taken from the digital master. Another interesting item: "Hard Day" here runs at its slightly slower original speed. It appears to have been very slightly sped up for the album. The Pettibone remix of "Hard Day" also runs at this slower speed.