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I Want to Know What Love Is

Music by Mick Jones

Originally Performed by Foreigner

"I Want to Know What Love Is" is a power ballad by the British-American rock band Foreigner. It was released in November 1984 as the lead single from their fifth album, Agent Provocateur. The song hit number one in both the United Kingdom and the United States and is the group's biggest hit to date. It remains one of the band's best-known songs and most enduring radio hits, charting in the top 25 in 2000, 2001, and 2002 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents chart. "I Want to Know What Love Is" has continued to garner critical acclaim, and is listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's greatest songs of all time at #479. The song is also featured in a number of films.

    Release Date: 1984


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various : Rock of Ages: Movie Selections : Solo : Songbook : 038081443003  : 00-39478

Various : Rock of Ages: Movie Selections

For music makers who love 80s rock and musical theatre, this officially licensed songbook for New Line Cinema's screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages guarantees unlimited hours of fun. This collectible folio is loaded with color photos from the film, and features sheet music for 17 rockin' tunes, including transcriptions of the medleys and mashups as performed on the original soundtrack by an all-star cast that includes Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and more. The piano/vocal arrangements in this songbook include complete lyrics and basic chord fingering grids for guitarists. Titles: Paradise City * Sister Christian / Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But a Good Time * Juke Box Hero / I Love Rock 'n' Roll * Hit Me with Your Best Shot * Waiting for a Girl Like You * More than Words / Heaven * Wanted Dead or Alive * I Want to Know What Love Is * Pour Some Sugar on Me * Harden My Heart * Shadows of the Night * Here I Go Again * Can't Fight This Feeling * Any Way You Want It * Undercover Love * We Built This City / We're Not Gonna Take It * Don't Stop Believin'.

Songlist: We Built This City / We're Not Gonna Take It, Here I Go Again, Can't Fight This Feeling, Any Way You Want It, Undercover Love, Paradise City, Sister Christian / Just Like Paradise / Nothin' but a Good Time, Don't Stop Believin', Wanted Dead or Alive, I Want to Know What Love Is, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Harden My Heart, Shadows of the Night, More than Words / Heaven, Juke Box Hero / I Love Rock 'n' Roll, Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Waiting for a Girl Like You

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Voicing: Solo | 40047b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Various : Love Ballads : Solo : Songbook : 888680977528 : 1540070344 : 00323069

Various : Love Ballads

30 heart-warming favorites, including: All of Me - Beautiful Crazy - Evermore - Have I Told You Lately - I Can't Make You Love Me - Just the Way You Are - Perfect - Right Here Waiting - Someone You Loved - A Thousand Years - You Are the Reason - Your Song - and more. Listen to a Spotify playlist of all the songs from this book!

Songlist: Remedy, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Love Of My Life, Perfect, Heaven, All Of Me, All Out Of Love, Love Is Alive, Speechless, Never Enough, Just The Way You Are, A Thousand Years, Love Someone, Your Song, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, I Get To Love You, Say You Won't Let Go, Evermore, You Are The Reason, I'll Never Love Again, Someone You Loved, Beautiful Crazy, Best Part Of Me, Have I Told You Lately, Lover, Grow As We Go, I Want To Know What Love Is, Right Here Waiting, You're The Inspiration, I Can't Make You Love Me

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Voicing: Solo | 70762b | Songbook | $17.99 | PVG


Vocal Selections : Rock of Ages : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088402570 : 1423480368 : 00313460

Vocal Selections : Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages tells the tale of a rock star who meets his dream girl at a Los Angeles club performance in the '80s. This Tony Awardae-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Journey, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others. Our songbook includes 30 piano/vocal selections.

Songlist: We're Not Gonna Take It, Heaven, Any Way You Want It, Keep On Loving You, The Search Is Over, Don't Stop Believin', Here I Go Again, Can't Fight This Feeling, Cum On Feel The Noize, Beaver Hunt, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Final Countdown, Harden My Heart, Heat Of The Moment, High Enough, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I Hate Myself For Loving You, I Wanna Rock, I Want To Know What Love Is, Just Like Paradise, More Than Words, Nothin' But A Good Time, Oh Sherrie, Renegade, Sister Christian, To Be With You, Too Much Time On My Hands, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Wanted Dead Or Alive, We Built This City, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20064b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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I Want to Know What Love Is : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Mick Jones : Mariah Carey : Songbook : 02501637 : 884088559335

Kirby Shaw : I Want to Know What Love Is

This #1 pop hit from 1984 by Foreigner is one of the band's best known songs and remains an enduring radio favorite. A new generation of fans embraced Mariah Carey's cover of the song in 2009, making it a fabulous programming choice for choirs of all levels! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available as a digital download (flu 1-2, tsx, tbn, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Mick Jones Performed By: Mariah Carey

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02501637 | Showtrax CD Available


I Want to Know What Love Is : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Mick Jones : Mariah Carey : Sheet Music : 02501638 : 884088559342

Kirby Shaw : I Want to Know What Love Is

This #1 pop hit from 1984 by Foreigner is one of the band's best known songs and remains an enduring radio favorite. A new generation of fans embraced Mariah Carey's cover of the song in 2009, making it a fabulous programming choice for choirs of all levels! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available as a digital download (flu 1-2, tsx, tbn, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Mick Jones Performed By: Mariah Carey

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02501638 | Showtrax CD Available


I Want to Know What Love Is : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Mick Jones : Mariah Carey : Sheet Music : 02501639 : 884088559359

Kirby Shaw : I Want to Know What Love Is

This #1 pop hit from 1984 by Foreigner is one of the band's best known songs and remains an enduring radio favorite. A new generation of fans embraced Mariah Carey's cover of the song in 2009, making it a fabulous programming choice for choirs of all levels! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available as a digital download (flu 1-2, tsx, tbn, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Mick Jones Performed By: Mariah Carey

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02501639 | Showtrax CD Available

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