"I Wanna Be Adored" is a song by the British alternative rock group The Stone Roses. It was released as the third single from the band's debut album The Stone Roses in the UK, US, Germany, Japan and Canada. The US edition was released at the same time as "Fools Gold" in 1989 and charted at number 18 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart in 1990.
"I Wanna Be Adored" was the atmospheric opener to The Stone Roses self-titled debut. The song is propelled by Mani's recognisable bass line, John Squire's droning guitars and Ian Brown's hushed ominous vocals, repeating only a few lines of lyrics throughout the entire song.
"I Wanna Be Adored" begins with a collage of sounds. The first instrument to enter is the bass guitar, which appears 40 seconds in. This is followed by two guitars, one of which plays a pentatonic scale riff. The bass drum enters at 1:13, and the main portion of the song begins at 1:30.
The song is performed in the key of Em. The song features two main sections: a four bar G-D-G-Em chord progression, followed by an eight-bar bridge that shifts from D to C repeatedly. The song's lyrics are minimalist, mainly consisting of the lines "I don't need to sell my soul/He's already...