I Don't Want a Lover

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This article is about the Texas song. For the Texas compilation album, see I Don't Want a Lover (album).
"I Don't Want a Lover"
Single by Texas
from the album Southside
B-side "Believe Me"
"All in Vain"
Released January 1989
Format CD single, 7" vinyl
Recorded 1988
Genre Rock, country rock
Length 5:07
Label Phonogram
Writer(s) Johnny McElhone / Sharleen Spiteri
Producer(s) Tim Palmer
Texas singles chronology
"I Don't Want a Lover"
"Thrill Has Gone"
Texas 2001 Remix chronology
"Inner Smile"
"I Don't Want a Lover"
(2001 remix)
"Guitar Song"
2001 Remix Cover

I Don't Want a Lover is the debut single from Texas's first album Southside. It was released in January 1989 and peaked at #8 in the UK Singles Chart. It was remixed in 2001 by Stargate and DJ Stonebridge to promote The Greatest Hits compilation album. The song was also featured on an in-game radio station (Vice City FM) on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

The music starts with blues slide guitar followed by a throbbing rhythm section before the vocals break in.[1]

Track listing[edit]

1989 CD single (TEX CD1)[edit]

  1. "I Don't Want a Lover" - 5:07
  2. "Believe Me" - 4:00
  3. "All in Vain" - 3:43

2001 CD1 (MERCD 533)[edit]

  1. "I Don't Want a Lover" (2001 Mix) - 4:15
  2. "Superwrong" - 3:58
  3. "I Don't Want a Lover" (Stonebridge Club Remix) - 7:37
  4. "I Don't Want a Lover" (Video) - 4:15

2001 CD2 (MERDD 533) Ltd Edition[edit]

  1. "I Don't Want a Lover" (Live) - 5:33
  2. "Summer Son" (Live) - 4:09
  3. "Suspicious Minds" (Live) - 4:41
  • All songs recorded live at the Greatest Hits tour 2001.


1989 Original version[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 8
Australian Singles Chart 4
French Singles Chart 11
German Singles Chart 18
Spanish Singles Chart 20
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 77
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 11

2001 Remix version[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
UK Singles Chart[3] 16


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