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single by John Taylor
B-side "Jazz"
Released February 1986
Recorded January 1986
Format 7", 12"
Genre Rock
Length 3:45 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Jonathan Elias, John Taylor, Michael Des Barres
Producer(s) John Taylor
Jonathan Elias
Jason Corsaro
John Taylor

"I Do What I Do" (Theme for 9½ Weeks) is the first solo single by John Taylor, released from the 9½ Weeks soundtrack album by Capitol-EMI in February 1986.

About the songEdit

This was John Taylor's first solo singing performance during a hiatus in Duran Duran's career. The track also features Michael Brecker performing saxophone.

It was the main single released from the 9½ Weeks soundtrack album.

"I Do What I Do" was written by Jonathan Elias, Michael Des Barres and John Taylor, after Des Barres was approached about writing a song for the movie's soundtrack. It was originally intended to be sung by Lisa Dalbello, but she bowed out at the last minute and John decided he could do the song instead.

Music videoEdit

The video features John Taylor in a tuxedo, singing the words while watching a private screening of the movie 9½ Weeks. It was directed by Taylor himself.

B-sides, bonus tracks and remixesEdit

The B-side of the single is a melancholy piano instrumental called "Jazz", composed by Taylor and Jonathan Elias.

Chart positionsEdit

"I Do What I Do" reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #42 on the UK Singles Chart.

It was also nominated in the 1986 Golden Raspberry Awards for "Worst Original Song", but lost to "Love or Money" by Prince.

Track listingEdit

7": Capitol / B-5551 (US)

  1. "I Do What I Do (Theme for 9½ Weeks)" - 3:45
  2. "Jazz" (Instrumental) - 4:02

12": Capitol / V-15223 (US)

  1. "I Do What I Do (Theme for 9½ Weeks)" (The Final Cut) - 8:05
  2. "I Do What I Do (Theme for 9½ Weeks)" (Film Mix) - 4:16 (vocals by Dalbello)
  3. "I Do What I Do (Theme for 9½ Weeks)" (The Single Mix) - 3:45

CreditsEdit

LyricsEdit

I do what I do, I do what I do
To have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you, I do what I do
To have you
(Have you)

I do it all to have you
(I do, I do, I do)
I do what I do to have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you
(I do I do I do)

Did you look the way you wanted to look?
Did you feel the way you wanted to feel?
Are you happy now, that we fantasized?

I do what I do, I do what I do
To have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you
I do what I do to have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you

I do what I do to have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you
(I do, I do, I do)
I do what I do to have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you
(I do, I do, I do)

Do I touch the way you want to be touched?
Have you heard the words you wanted to hear?
Is my body heat the right intensity?

I do what I do, I do what I do
To have you
(Have you)

I do it all to have you
I do what I do to have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you

I do what I do to have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you
(I do, I do, I do)
I do what I do to have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you
(I do, I do, I do)

Did you look the way you wanted to look?
Did you feel the way you wanted to feel?
Are you happy now? Are you happy now?

I did what I did
(Are you happy now?)
I did what I did, did what I did
(Are you happy now?)

I do what I do, I do what I do
To have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you
I do what I do to have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you

I do what I do to have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you
(I do, I do, I do)
I do what I do to have you
(Have you)
I do it all to have you
(I do, I do, I do)

See alsoEdit

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