Story of Song
JLS collaborated with Dev on this song; when interviewed by MTV UK, they explained: “We wanted to have a female feature on one of our singles, as we just collaborated with Tinie Tempah, and we thought it was right that we have a female feature. We’re huge fans of her stuff, ‘Like A G6’ is a massive hit around the world, and her solo stuff, like ‘Bass Down Low’ and her new song, ‘In The Dark’ is wicked. We think she’s going to be massive, so she was like the perfect choice for us really.” Marvin from JLS added: “It’s was the first time she worked with a UK act and the first time we worked with a US act actually. The vibe was just right; it was the perfect song for us to team up together on.”
Released July 24, 2011
JLS – BeatGeek – Jimmy Joker – Teddy Sky
US (DANCE CLUB SONGS) – 25
UK – 1
SCOTLAND – 1
‘She Makes Me Wanna’ didn’t achieve much success worldwide, but topped the UK Singles Charts and the R&B Charts. The song also topped the charts in Scotland, peaked at number 2 in Ireland and reached number 25 on the US Dance Club Songs. The song did not enter the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Artist’s age on release date
JLS had been active for 3 years when this song was released. Devin Star Tailes, aka Dev, was 22 years old.
Amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.