Australian singles chart:
I’d Love You to Want Me entered the Kent charts on 4 December 1972 and was a #1 hit. The song was #10 on the Top 100 of 1973.
The song is on Of a Simple Man which entered the Kent album charts on 16 April 1973 and peaked at #18.
Roland Kent LaVoie (Lobo)
I’d Love You to Want Me is written and performed by Lobo, lesser-known by his real name of Roland Kent Lavoie, and was his highest-charting single in Australia and the USA.
Lobo found the song’s inspiration in his high school art class years before he actually wrote the lovelorn ballad. He told loBURN Magazine in 2015: “I was a high school senior and the teacher was 22. And she looked at me and I looked at her and there was a connection. That line, ‘The obligation that you made, for the title that they gave,’ was about that. It was the love you couldn’t have. You know?”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/lobo/id-love-you-to-want-me
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