I Owe You Nothing

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"I Owe You Nothing"
Single by Bros
from the album Push
Released 1987, re-released 1988
Format 7" single, 12" maxi, Cassette, Mini CD
Recorded 1987, remixed 1988
Genre Pop
Length 3:34
Label CBS
Writer(s) The Brothers (Nicky Graham and Tom Watkins)
Producer(s) Nicky Graham
Bros singles chronology
"When Will I Be Famous?"
"I Owe You Nothing"
"Drop the Boy"
Music video
"I Owe You Nothing" on YouTube

"I Owe You Nothing" is a popular single by Bros.

Written by Nicky Graham and Tom Watkins and produced by Watkins, "I Owe You Nothing" was boyband Bros's sole UK number one single,[1] spending two weeks at the top in June 1988.

Originally released as their debut single the previous year it failed to chart but was remixed and re-released following the success of their breakthrough single "When Will I Be Famous?". The band never broke through in the USA but did make #10 on the Billboard dance chart. The original version of the song can be found on the band's album 'Push'.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "I Owe You Nothing" (7" remix) — 3:34
  2. "I Owe You Nothing" (the voice) — 3:15
12" maxi
  1. "I Owe You Nothing" (club mix) — 7:36
  2. "I Owe You Nothing" (the voice) — 3:15
  3. "I Owe You Nothing" (the beats) — 2:36


Chart (1987) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 80
Chart (1988) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 6
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[3] 4
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 5
Finnish Singles Chart[4] 11
French SNEP Singles Chart[3] 7
German Singles Chart[3] 13
Irish Singles Chart[5] 2
Italian Singles Chart[6] 25
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 5
Spanish Singles Chart[7] 19
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 9
UK Singles Chart[8][1] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[9] 10
Preceded by
"Doctorin' The Tardis" by The Timelords
UK number one single
25 June 1988 – 2 July 1988 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
by Glenn Medeiros


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2005). British Hit Singles & Albums (18th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-00-8. 
  2. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 9 August 2008)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "I Owe You Nothing", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 20 February 2008)
  4. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  5. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 20 February 2008)
  6. ^ Italian Singles Chart [1] (Retrieved 9 August 2008)
  7. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  8. ^ UK Singles Chart (1988 release) Chartstats.com (Retrieved 9 August 2008)
  9. ^ Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 9 August 2008)

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