Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely

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Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely
EP from Candy Apple Grey by Hüsker Dü
Released March 1986
Recorded October 1985-January 1986
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:29
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Bob Mould and Grant Hart
Hüsker Dü chronology
"Makes No Sense At All"
(1985)
"Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely"
(1986)
"Sorry Somehow"
(1986)

"Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" is a song by Hüsker Dü from their album Candy Apple Grey. The song was written by Grant Hart. It was released both as an EP in the United States and as a single in the United Kingdom in March 1986. The band filmed a promotional video for the song, which garnered them some play on MTV.

The song is featured in the 2009 comedy-drama movie, Adventureland.

Track listing[edit]

EP track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" (Hart)
  2. "Helter Skelter" (Lennon–McCartney)

Side Two

  1. "All Work and No Play" (Mould) (Long Mix)

"Helter Skelter" was recorded live on January 30, 1985 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1]

UK single track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" (Hart)

Side Two

  1. "All Work and No Play"[2]

Side By Side: Record Store Day 2011[edit]

"Side By Side: Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely"
Single by Hüsker Dü and Green Day
A-side "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" (as performed by Hüsker Dü)
B-side "I Don't Wanna Know If You Are Lonely" (as performed by Green Day)
Released April 16, 2011
Format 7" single
Genre Alternative rock, Punk rock
Label Warner Bros. Records
Green Day singles chronology
"When It's Time"
(2010)
"I Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely"
(2011)
"Oh Love"
(2012)

On Record Store Day, 2011, Warner Bros. Records released an exclusive limited edition print of a "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely" split single. The split single features the original version of "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" performed by Hüsker Dü on one side, and a cover version by the band Green Day on the other.

Side A

  1. "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" (as performed by Hüsker Dü)

Side B

  1. "I Don't Wanna Know If You Are Lonely" (as performed by Green Day)

Cover versions[edit]

"Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" has been covered by several different artists, including Green Day, who recorded it for an MTV show titled "Influences". The Swedish rockband Fireside has also recorded a version of the song on the "Hello kids" album. In 2013, Il Cattivo, a Denver-based heavy rock band released a guitar dueling rendition on their second record How To Assess Your Damages. Another notable coverversion has been made by the German-based band The Richies in 1993.(http://www.richies.eu/discograph.html)