Hear Nate Ruess' Rendition of The Raspberries' 'I Wanna Be With You' For HBO's 'Vinyl': Exclusive Premiere

Nate Ruess
Norman Seef

Nate Ruess

Recently renewed for a second season following its eagerly anticipated debut on Feb. 14, HBO series Vinyl has hooked diehard '70s rock lovers and total newbies on its portrayal of the music industry’s game, glamour and grime. Sunday nights are not the only ones Vinyl fans can look forward to. Music from each episode will hit earbuds every Friday throughout the season and include artists from Iggy Pop to Trey Songz.

This week, new music Friday comes slightly early. Premiering exclusively via Billboard, Fun. frontman Nate Ruess covered The Raspberries’ “I Wanna Be With You” for Sunday’s upcoming episode.

Though The Raspberries were a four-man lineup, Ruess’ solo song stint is get-stuck-in-your-head good. His croony pipes pair surprisingly well with his raw rock vocal risks. “I Wanna Be With You” hit No. 16 on the Hot 100 in 1973.  

HBO Renews ‘Vinyl’ for Season 2 After One Episode 

Listen to Ruess’ rendition of “I Wanna Be With You” below!

And check out the full tracklist for tomorrow’s latest Vinyl soundtrack release below! 

1. I Wanna Be With You – Nate Ruess

2. Simone – Milk Carton Kids

3. I Love The Dead – Andrew W.K.

4. What Love Is – Nasty Bits

5. Danny’s Song – Neko Case


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