About the Song

Lobo! Remember that name? With his salt-and-pepper hair and easy grin, he sauntered onto the music scene in the early 70s, bringing with him a sound as warm and breezy as a California sunset. And among his sun-kissed melodies, few shine brighter than “I’d Love You to Want Me”.

Released in 1972, this wasn’t just a song, it was a whisper across generations. Maybe you first heard it crackling from the AM radio while cruising down Main Street in your cherry ’67 Mustang, windows down, hair whipping in the wind. Or perhaps it serenaded you from the jukebox in the corner booth of your favorite diner, milkshake melting in your hand as you watched your sweetheart smile across the table.

“I’d Love You to Want Me” wasn’t a grand proclamation of love; it was a quiet yearning, a gentle plead for reciprocation. Lobo’s voice, smooth as melted honey, carried the lyrics with a vulnerability that resonated deep within. He wasn’t some brooding rockstar, he was your neighbor, your friend, the guy sharing your coffee break at the office, singing his heart out about the one who held the keys to his happiness.

The song unfolded like a shy confession under a starry sky. The narrator, smitten and tongue-tied, stumbles over his words, describing how just a glance from his beloved sends his blood rushing and his knees buckling. He sees the unspoken longing in her eyes, mirroring his own, and begs, “Baby, I’d love you to want me the way that I want you, the way that it should be.”

There’s no heavy guitar riff, no booming drumbeat. “I’d Love You to Want Me” is a whisper in the moonlight, a gentle strum of an acoustic guitar, the soft brush of a snare drum. It’s the kind of song that lingers in the air long after the last note fades, leaving you with a bittersweet yearning, a reminder of the simple magic of wanting and being wanted in return.

So, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let yourself be transported back to a time of bell-bottoms and drive-in movies. Let Lobo’s voice wash over you, reminding you of first loves, stolen kisses, and the achingly sweet hope of finding someone who wants you as much as you want them. Because “I’d Love You to Want Me” isn’t just a song, it’s a universal language of the heart, spoken in whispers and promises, forever echoing the timeless desire for love’s simple embrace.

Now, press play and let the music take you back…