Like to Get to Know You Well

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"Like to Get to Know You Well"
Single by Howard Jones
from the album The 12" Album
Dream Into Action
Released 11 August 1984 UK
9 September 1984 US
Format vinyl record (7")(12")
Recorded 1984
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 3:59
Label WEA
Writer(s) Howard Jones
Producer(s) Rupert Hine
Howard Jones singles chronology
"Pearl in the Shell"
"Like to Get to Know You Well"
"Things Can Only Get Better"

"Like to Get to Know You Well" is a single by musician Howard Jones released in the second half of 1984, which was subsequently included on his twelve inch remix album The 12" Album. The single climbed to number four on the UK Singles Chart and was featured on the soundtrack to the John Cusack movie "Better off Dead" as his character, "Lane Myers" and "Monique" (French foreign exchange student) work on Lane's 1967 Camaro towards the end of the movie.

The sleeve carried the motto "Dedicated to the original spirit of the Olympic Games". The extended version, subtitled "International Remix", featured Jones singing in English, German and French.

The song was included as a bonus track on the singer's second studio album, Dream Into Action.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Like to Get to Know You Well" - 3:59
  2. "Bounce Right Back" - 4:34
  1. "Like to Get to Know You Well (International Remix)" - 7:42
  2. "Bounce Right Back (Cause + Effect Mix)" - 7:29


Two different videos were made. The first featured Jones walking around the streets of London greeting members of the public, accompanied by his bandmates of the time. When the single was released in the US, a new animated video was produced for that market.

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