“I Didn’t Want to Need You” is a song recorded by American rock band Heart in 1990. It was released as the second single from their 10th studio album, “Brigade.”
It was composed by the veteran songwriter, Diane Warren, and released as the second single from the band’s tenth studio album Brigade. Warren, one of the most successful pop music songwriters of the 1980s and 1990s, also penned Heart’s 1987 U.S. top-ten single “Who Will You Run To“.
“I Didn’t Want to Need You” is a midtempo rock song with a dramatic chorus and lyrics in which singer Ann Wilson laments her lack of resistance to fall in love with someone.
The single peaked at number twenty-three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and hit number forty-seven in the UK Singles Chart.
The majority of the video features close-up shots of the Wilson sisters while footage from the Brigade Tour intervene.
Brigade is the tenth studio album by the American rock band Heart. Released in 1990 after a three-year gap between albums, the album features the No. 2 Billboard Hot 100hit “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” and reached No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Two other singles from the album reached the Top 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (“I Didn’t Want to Need You” at No. 23, “Stranded” at No. 13), and two album tracks reached the Top 25 of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart (“Wild Child” which reached No.3 and “Tall Dark Handsome Stranger” which peaked at No. 24. A third track, “Secret” charted on the Hot 100 giving the band six chart hits on one album.
The album was followed by a successful world tour. Like its 1987 predecessor Bad Animals, the album is notable for having fewer writing contributions from lead members Ann and Nancy Wilson, but would be the last of Heart’s albums to prominently feature outside writers.