I Don't Want to Be with Nobody but You

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"I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You"
Single by Absent Friends
from the album Here's Looking Up Your Address
Released April 1990
Format 7" single, CD single
Vinyl 12" single, CD Maxi single
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop, Rock indie Rock
Length 4:46
Label RooART
Writer(s) Eddie Floyd[1]
Producer(s) Sean Kelly and Garry Beers
Absent Friends singles chronology
"Hullabaloo "
(1990)
"I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You"
(1990)
"Harmony "
(1990)

I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You was the third single from Australian group, Absent Friends, taken from the group's debut album Here's Looking Up Your Address. The single was released in April 1990 and debuted on the Australian Singles Charts at No. 45 in May 1990, peaking at No. 4 in July 1990.[2]

It was a cover version of the Eddie Floyd track, "I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But My Baby", from his 1974 album, Soul Street.[3] The cover to the single credited the song to Absent Friends featuring Wendy Matthews, also guesting on the track was vocalist Peter Blakeley (backing vocals).[4] Other members of Absent Friends were Sean Kelly (Models, The Dukes), Andrew Duffield, James Valentine (both also ex-Models), and Garry Gary Beers.[4]

"I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You" won the Single of the Year award at the 1991 ARIA Music Awards.[5]

Matthews subsequently included it on her 1999 Greatest Hits album, Stepping Stones and her 2007 compilation album, The Essential Wendy Matthews. It was later covered by Joss Stone for her 2012 album, The Soul Sessions Vol. 2.[6]

Track listing[edit]

7" single Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You"   Eddie Floyd[1] 4:46
2. "Hallelulah"   Sean Kelly[7] 4:39

12"/CD Maxi single Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You"   Eddie Floyd[1] 4:46
2. "Pomona's Place"   Sean Kelly[8] 3:01
3. "Hallelulah"   Sean Kelly[7] 4:39
4. "Hullabaloo"   Sean Kelly, John MacKay[9] 4:17

Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1991 "I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You" Single of the Year[5] Won

Charts[edit]

Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
ARIA Singles Chart 4[2]

End of year Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
ARIA Singles Chart 31[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c ""I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Absent Friends - I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You". Australian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Floyd-Soul-Street/release/3395944
  4. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Absent Friends'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "1991 ARIA Award Winners". ARIA. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-sessions-vol.-2-deluxe/id544521974
  7. ^ a b ""Hallelulah" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  8. ^ ""Pomona's Place" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  9. ^ ""Hullabaloo" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1990". ARIA. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 

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