Don't Ask Me Why

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This article is about the Eurythmics single. For the Billy Joel single, see Don't Ask Me Why (Billy Joel song).
"Don't Ask Me Why"
Single by Eurythmics
from the album We Too Are One
Released October 1989
Format 7", 12", cassette single, CD single
Recorded 1988/89
Genre Pop rock
Label RCA
Producer(s) David A. Stewart
Eurythmics singles chronology
"Revival"
(1989)
"Don't Ask Me Why"
(1989)
"The King and Queen of America"
(1990)
Alternative cover
US edition
Music video
"Don't Ask Me Why" on YouTube

"Don't Ask Me Why" is a 1989 song recorded by the British pop music duo Eurythmics. It was written by bandmembers Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart with Jimmy Iovine. The song was featured on Eurythmics' album We Too Are One.

The song was released as the second single from the album in the UK and the first in the United States. It is a lush pop song with melancholy and bitter lyrics which describe the ending of a love relationship. In it Lennox tells the subject "don't ask me why / I don't love you anymore / I don't think I ever did".

The song's music video, directed by Sophie Muller, features a performance by Eurythmics with various members of a backing band. Filmed in bright, saturated colors the finished clip drew comparisons to nightclub scenes in David Lynch's film Blue Velvet.[citation needed]

"Don't Ask Me Why" peaked at number twenty-five in the UK singles chart and became Eurythmics' last U.S. Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at number forty (and twelve on the US Modern Rock Chart).

Track listings[edit]

7" (UK, GER, FR, SPA, AUS, USA, CAN) & K7 Single (UK, AUS, USA, CAN) & CD Single (JAP)[edit]

  1. "Don't Ask Me Why" (LP Version) – 4:21
  2. "Rich Girl" (Non-LP Track) – 4:09

12" (UK, GER) & CD Single (UK, GER)[edit]

  1. "Don't Ask Me Why" (LP Version) – 4:21
  2. "Sylvia" (LP Version) – 4:35
  3. "Rich Girl" (Non-LP Track) – 4:09

Limited 12" (UK) & Limited CD Single Box-Set (UK)[edit]

  1. "Don't Ask Me Why" (LP Version) – 4:21
  2. "Rich Girl" (Non-LP Track) – 4:09
  3. "When The Day Goes Down" (Acoustic Version) – 3:47
  4. "Don't Ask Me Why" (Acoustic Version) – 3:58

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 35
Belgian Singles Chart[citation needed] 24
Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart[2] 1
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 21
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 45
French Singles Chart[5] 45
German Singles Chart[6] 56
Irish Singles Chart[7] 17
Italian Singles Chart[8] 16
Japanese Singles Chart[citation needed] 16
Polish Singles Chart[citation needed] 39
Swiss Singles Chart[9] 30
UK Singles Chart[10] 25
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[11] 40
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs Chart[12] 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Don't Ask Me Why". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Don't Ask Me Why". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  5. ^ "InfoDisc : Tout les Titres par Artiste". infodisc.fr. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  6. ^ musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH. "Chartverfolgung / Eurythmics / Single". musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  8. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: E". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Don't Ask Me Why". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  10. ^ "Eurythmics - Don't Ask Me Why". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  11. ^ "Eurythmics Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Eurythmics Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 

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