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I Wanna Know by Joe – Ukulele Chords

by Per Kjeller
I Wanna Know Ukulele Chords - Joe

I Wanna Know Ukulele Chords – Joe. The chords used in this song are Bmaj7, F#, G#, D#min, and Cmin7b5. Change the key of the song for FREE; as needed.

I Wanna Know Ukulele Chords – Joe

INTRO:
Bmaj7Yeah       F#/A#G#min7F#Oh, Bmaj7whoa-oh, F#/A#yeah     G#min7F#Bmaj7Alright, F#/A#oh         G#min7     F#D#minOh-oh D#min/C#Cmin7b5
VERSE 1:
Bmaj7It’s amazing how you F#/A#knock me off my G#min7feet, mm F#Bmaj7Every time you come F#/A#around me, I get G#min7weak, oh, F#yeahBmaj7Nobody ever F#/A#made me feel this G#min7way, oh F#Bmaj7You kiss my lips and then you F#/A#take my breath G#min7away         F#
So, I wanna Bmaj7know
CHORUS 1:
I wanna F#/A#know what turns you G#min7on (yeahF#,I’d like to Bmaj7know)So, I can F#/A#be all that and G#min7more       F#     (I’d like to Bmaj7know, yeah)I’d like to F#/A#know what makes you G#min7cry         F# (so)D#minSo, I can be the D#min/C#one who always makes you Cmin7b5smile
VERSE 2:
Bmaj7Girl, he never underF#/A#stood what you were G#min7worth,     F#hmm, noBmaj7And he never took the F#/A#time to make it G#min7work, no F#(you deserve more lovin’, girl, oh)Bmaj7Baby, I’m the kind of F#/A#man who shows conG#min7cern, yes I F#do, ohBmaj7Anyway that I can F#/A#please you, let me G#min7learn     F#
So, (I wanna Bmaj7know)
CHORUS 2:
I wanna F#/A#know what turns you G#min7on (yeahF#,I’d like to Bmaj7know)So, I can F#/A#be all that and G#min7more       F#     (I’d like to Bmaj7know, yeah)I’d like to F#/A#know what makes you G#min7cry         F# (so)D#minSo, I can be the D#min/C#one who always makes you Cmin7b5smile
VERSE 3:
Tell me Bmaj7what I gotta do to F#/A#please youBaby, G#min7anything you say I’ll F#do (I’ll do)‘Cause I Bmaj7only wanna make you F#/A#happy (happy)From the G#min7bottom of my heart, it’s F#true (It’s true)Tell me Bmaj7what I gotta do to F#/A#please youBaby, G#min7anything you say I’ll F#do (I’ll do)‘Cause I Bmaj7only wanna make you F#/A#happy (happy)From the G#min7bottom of my heart, it’s F#true (It’s true)
VERSE 3:
Bmaj7I wish that I could take a F#/A#journey through your G#min7mind,     F#ah, alrightBmaj7And find emotions that you F#/A#always try to G#min7hide,     F#babe, ah, ohBmaj7I do believe that there’s a F#/A#love you wanna G#min7share, oh,F#oh-ohBmaj7I‘ll take good care of you, F#/A#lady, have no G#min7fear,       F#uh, oh
So, I wanna Bmaj7know
CHORUS 3:
I wanna F#/A#know what turns you G#min7on (yeahF#,I’d like to Bmaj7know)So, I can F#/A#be all that and G#min7more       F#     (I’d like to Bmaj7know, yeah)I’d like to F#/A#know what makes you G#min7cry         F# D#minSo, I can be the D#min/C#one who always makes you Cmin7b5smile
Ooh, tell me, tell me
BRIDGE:
Tell me Bmaj7what I gotta do to F#/A#please youBaby, G#min7anything you say I’ll F#do (I’ll do)‘Cause I Bmaj7only wanna make you F#/A#happy (happy)From the G#min7bottom of my heart, it’s F#true (It’s true)Tell me Bmaj7what I gotta do to F#/A#please youBaby, G#min7anything you say I’ll F#do (I’ll do)‘Cause I Bmaj7only wanna make you F#/A#happy (happy)From the G#min7bottom of my heart, it’s F#true (It’s true)
CHORUS 3:
Bmaj7I wanna F#/A#know what turns you G#min7on (yeahF#,I’d like to know)Bmaj7So, I can F#/A#be all that and G#min7more       F#     Bmaj7I‘d like to F#/A#know what makes you G#min7cry         F# D#minSo, I can be the D#min/C#one who always makes you Cmin7b5smile
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I Wanna Know – History

“I Wanna Know” by Joe is a soulful R&B ballad that became one of the defining tracks of the early 2000s. Released in 1999 on his album “My Name Is Joe” and later as a single in 2000, the song showcases Joe’s smooth vocal delivery, heartfelt lyrics, and the classic R&B feel that characterized much of the genre at the time. “I Wanna Know” is a deep, emotional exploration of love and the desire to understand the depth of one’s partner’s feelings, making it a timeless anthem for lovers seeking a deeper connection.

The production of “I Wanna Know” complements Joe’s vocals perfectly, blending gentle guitar strums, soft keyboard touches, and a subdued rhythm section that allows the emotion in his voice to take center stage. The song’s structure, with its building verses leading into a powerful chorus, is a masterclass in R&B songwriting, encapsulating the era’s sound while also showcasing Joe’s ability to convey complex emotions through music.

What sets “I Wanna Know” apart and has cemented its place as an R&B classic is not just its lyrical sincerity but also Joe’s impeccable vocal performance. His ability to transition from smooth, tender verses to a more powerful, impassioned chorus demonstrates his range and skill as a vocalist. The song resonated with listeners worldwide, becoming one of Joe’s most successful singles, and has been praised for its timeless quality and emotional depth.

“I Wanna Know” achieved significant commercial success, reaching the top of the R&B charts and earning critical acclaim for its composition and delivery. It has become synonymous with late ’90s and early 2000s R&B, reflecting the genre’s focus on themes of love, vulnerability, and emotional honesty. The track not only solidified Joe’s status as a prominent figure in R&B music but also continues to be celebrated for its impact on the genre, often being covered by other artists and featured in playlists dedicated to the best of R&B.

Through “I Wanna Know,” Joe delivered a soul-stirring anthem that captures the essence of R&B’s golden era, leaving a lasting impression on the genre and its fans. The song’s enduring popularity underscores the lasting appeal of well-crafted, emotionally resonant music, and Joe’s contribution to the genre through this track remains a highlight of his career.

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