Sinéad O'Connor with MC LyteI Want Your (Hands On Me)

Label:Ensign – ENYX 613
Vinyl, 12", Single
Genre:Hip Hop, Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Contemporary R&B


A1I Want Your (Hands On Me) (Dance Mix)4:49
A2I Want Your (Hands On Me) (Street Mix)4:18
B1I Want Your (Hands On Me)4:22
B2Just Call Me Joe
ProducerPaul Watts



Reached #77 in the UK, a version is featured in the movie 'Nightmare On Elm St. Part 4: Dream Master' (1988).

B2: First broadcast On The Janice Long Show on January 18th, 1988
Released by arrangement by BBC Enterprises © 1988 BBC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5013136323269
  • Matrix / Runout (side A, etched): ENYX-613-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (side B, etched): ENYX-613-B1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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I Want Your (Hands On Me) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single)Ensign, Chrysalis4V9 43256US1988
I Want Your (Hands On Me) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo)Ensign, ChrysalisVAS 1063US1988
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I Want Your (Hands On Me) (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Stereo)Chrysalis, Ensign609 958Germany1988
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I Want Your (Hands On Me) (7", Single, 45 RPM)Chrysalis109 958Europe1988
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I Want Your (Hands On Me) (CD, Single)Ensign, ChrysalisENYCD 613UK1988



  • normanharvey
    AWESOME song
    this song was actually revolutionary by the time (1987/88)
    it s a blend of alternative Rock+dance +hip hop

    actually the album version is alt rock+dance

    MC LYTE later became a famous rapper who had a hit with COLD ROCKS A PARTY worldwide
    • remoteplanet's avatar
      This is one of the most unexpected pairings in old school hip hop, Irish alternative chanteuse Sinead O'Connor with hardcore female MC Lyte. (You might remember Sinead appearing on the Grammys that year with the Public Enemy logo on her scalp.) The original "I Want Your (Hands On Me)" appeared sans Lyte on O'Connor's album The Lion & The Cobra, but this 12" single takes the track to a whole new level. The beat is completely surreal, unlike anything else heard from hip-hop at the time. When MC Lyte proclaims, "I'm in the mood for love, simply because you're near me," you know you're in for something incredible. At that point, the beat halts and gears up again in dub style with MC Lyte sending a shout out to Sinead. The blend of O'Connor's vocals with Lyte's rap is unlike anything ever heard in the history of hip-hop. If you haven't heard this track yet, it's time. Then there's that funky electro groove - way ahead of its time. Recommended if you like (or check out) Coldcut, Queen Latifah, Eric B & Rakim, Meat Beat Manifesto, Bel Canto, Bleep, Manufacture, They Can't Sleep.


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