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"I Don't Want Your Love"
by Duran Duran

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Song details
Duran duran big thing Track number 2
from the album
Big Thing
Previous track: Big Thing
Next track: All She Wants Is
Length: 3:48
Writer(s): Duran Duran
Producer(s):
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Single details
UK release: September 1988
US release: September 1988
Label: EMI
Format(s): 7", 12"
B-side(s): title
Peak chart positions:
#14  UK Singles Chart
#4  US Hot 100
#1  Italy
Duran Duran singles chronology
"Meet El Presidente"
(1987)
"I Don't Want Your Love" "All She Wants Is"
(1988)

"I Don't Want Your Love" is the seventeenth single from Duran Duran, and the first single from the Big Thing album. It was released in September 1988.

BackgroundEdit

Chester Kamen plays guitar on the song.

Donald A. Guarisco of All Music Guide said:

One of the best tracks (and most successful singles) from this album was "I Don't Want Your Love," an arresting track that struck a balance between the funk lite sound of Notorious and a harder, techno-influenced electronic dance sound. The lyrics of "I Don't Want Your Love" cover familiar dance music territory with their scenario of a person who wants attention but doesn't want a relationship: "I don't want your love to bring me down/I don't want your love so turn it around." The music puts forth these anti-romantic sentiments in a heavily rhythmic style by building the verses on short, staccato notes. The choruses are a little more fluid but retain a similarly punchy pace and use vocal countermelodies to add extra rhythmic texture.

Music videoEdit

The video for "I Don't Want Your Love" was filmed by director Steve Lowe and produced by The Molotov Brothers, and first aired on September 26, 1988.[1]

The video features the band in a raucous courtroom filled with spectators and tabloid reporters, "testifying" by singing the song into the court's witness microphones. The instrumental bridge in the song is accompanied by images of a young man and woman dancing or fighting (or both).

The other musicians in the video are guitarist Warren Cuccurullo (playing Kamen's guitar part) and David Palmer former drummer for ABC.

Chart positionsEdit

"I Don't Want Your Love" both debuted and peaked at number 14 in the UK, but did much better in the rest of Europe, especially in Italy where it spent six non-consecutive weeks at number 1, becoming the best-selling single of 1988 in that country. It did very well in the U.S. reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.

#14 UK Singles Chart
#4 Billboard Hot 100
#13 Billboard Modern Rock Tracks
#1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play
#1 Italy
#8 Canadian CHUM Chart

Track listingEdit

7" Single EMI 20 2930 7Edit

  1. "I Don't Want Your Love (Shep Pettibone 7" Mix)" - 3:48
  2. "I Don't Want Your Love (Album Version)" - 4:05

12": EMI / 12 YOUR 1 - UKEdit

  1. "I Don't Want Your Love" (Big Mix) - 7:33
  2. "I Don't Want Your Love" (7" Mix) - 3:48
  3. "I Don't Want Your Love" (LP Version) - 4:05
  • also available on CD (CD YOUR 1)

12": EMI / 12 YOURDJ1 - UKEdit

  1. "I Don't Want Your Love" (Big Mix) - 7:33
  2. "I Don't Want Your Love" (Dub Mix) - 7:34
  • UK promo

Song versionsEdit

  • "I Don't Want Your Love" - 4:05
  • "I Don't Want Your Love (Shep Pettibone 7" Mix)" - 3:48
  • "I Don't Want Your Love (Big Mix)" - 7:25
  • "I Don't Want Your Love (Dub Mix)" - 7:34
  • "I Don't Want Your Love (Power Rhythm Mix)" - ????

LyricsEdit

I don't mind
If you're keeping someone else behind
I don't care
'Cause you've got something I can share
Hey, take your chance
Even if it's only
Only while we're dancing in the light
Of your second sight
Because when you understand me
You might feel good around me now

I don't want your love
To bring me down
I don't want your love
So turn it around

I won't turn you out
If you've got someone else, someone else you care about
Because you must realise
My obsessive fascination is in your imagination
Now back it up!

I don't want your love
To bring me down (I don't want your love, I don't want your love)
I don't want your love
So turn it around (I don't want your love, I don't want your love)
Your rhythm is the power
To move me
It's something you control
Completely
I don't want your love
I don't want your love (I don't want your love)

I like noise
'Cause I like waking up the house
I cannot sit down
I can't shut my mouth
But when you understand me
You might feel good around me
Now back it up!

I don't want your love
To bring me down (I don't want your love, I don't want your love)
I don't want your love
So turn it around (I don't want your love, I don't want your love)
Your rhythm is the power
To move me
It's something you control
Completely
I don't want your love
I don't want your love (I don't want your love)

Other appearancesEdit

Aside from the single, "I Don't Want Your Love" has appeared on:

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Music Video Database: I Don't Want Your Love
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COMPILATIONS and EP's

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SINGLES

"Planet Earth" • "Careless Memories" • "Girls on Film" • "My Own Way" • "Hungry Like the Wolf" • "Save a Prayer" • "Rio"• "Is There Something I Should Know?" • "Union of the Snake" • "New Moon on Monday" • "The Reflex" • "The Wild Boys" • "A View to a Kill" • "Notorious" • "Skin Trade" • "Meet El Presidente" • "I Don't Want Your Love" • "All She Wants Is" • "Do You Believe in Shame?" • "Burning the Ground" • "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" • "Serious" • "Ordinary World" • "Come Undone" • "Too Much Information" • "Perfect Day" • "White Lines" • "Out of My Mind" • "Electric Barbarella" • "Someone Else Not Me" • "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" • "What Happens Tomorrow" • "Nice" • "Falling Down"

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