Can't Help Thinking About Me

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"Can't Help Thinking About Me"
Single by David Bowie with The Lower Third
B-side "And I Say to Myself"
Released 14 January 1966
Format 7" single
Recorded 25 November 1965, Pye Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 2:47
Label Pye Records (UK) / Warner Bros. (US)
Pye 7N 17020 (UK) WB 5815 (US)
Writer(s) David Bowie
Producer(s) Tony Hatch
David Bowie singles chronology
"You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
Davy Jones & the Lower Third
"Can't Help Thinking About Me"
David Bowie & the Lower Third
"Do Anything You Say"

"Can't Help Thinking About Me" is a song written by David Bowie in 1965 and released as a single under the name David Bowie with The Lower Third. This was the first single released after he changed his name from David Jones to David Bowie. It was also the first David Bowie record to be released in the US.

Track listing[edit]

Written by David Bowie.

  1. "Can't Help Thinking About Me" - 2:47
  2. "And I Say to Myself" – 2:29

Production credits[edit]

  • Musicians:
    • David Bowie: Vocals
    • Dennis Taylor: Guitar
    • Graham Rivens: Bass
    • Phil Lancaster: Drums

Live versions[edit]

  • Bowie performed the song at VH1 Storytellers in 1999, for the first time in more than 30 years.

Other releases[edit]

  • The song was re-released by Pye in the UK as part of a 4-track E.P in September 1972. The reissue was an effort by Pye to cash in on Bowie's newfound popularity, and came in a picture sleeve with the legend "For the collector, early David Bowie". It did not make the charts.
  • Pye also released the single with a picture sleeve in Spain in September 1972, but this version had "I Dig Everything" as the B-side.

Cover versions[edit]


David Buckley (1999), Strange Fascination – David Bowie: The Definitive Story, pp. 30–50.

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