Not Me, Not I

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"Not Me, Not I"
Single by Delta Goodrem
from the album Innocent Eyes
B-side "Right There Waiting"
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
"Happy Christmas (War Is Over)"
Released 12 September 2003 (Australia)
1 December 2003 (UK)
Format CD single
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:26
Label Epic, Daylight
Writer(s) Gary Barlow, Delta Goodrem, Eliot Kennedy, Kara DioGuardi, Jarrad Rogers
Producer(s) Gary Barlow, Eliot Kenndy
Certification Platinum (ARIA)
Delta Goodrem chronology
"Innocent Eyes"
(2003)
"Not Me, Not I"
(2003)
"Predictable"
(2003)
Alternative Covers
Cover two of "Not Me, Not I"

"Not Me, Not I" is a pop song written by Gary Barlow, Delta Goodrem, Eliot Kennedy, Kara DioGuardi and Jarrad Rogers, produced by Barlow and Kenndy for Goodrem's first album Innocent Eyes (2003). It was released as the album's fourth single in Australia on 12 September 2003 (see 2003 in music).

The song peaked at number-one in the Australian Singles Chart, making Goodrem's fourth number-one single, breaking Kylie Minogue's record of having the most songs released from an album to reach number-one.

Background and composition[edit]

This single is a love song, which talks about her pain at losing her first love. There has been speculation she is singing about her ex-boyfriend and fellow Neighbours star, Blair McDonough.

The song is acoustic rock and has an influence of the pop rock genre. It is heavily piano-driven with some use of a string ensemble. The song has a prominent emphasis on the instrumental arranging,[1] and it's written in they key E minor. The chords follow in this order: Em–C–D–B7, and then for the chorus: Em–C–Am7–D.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Not Me, Not I" debuted at number two behind Dido's "White Flag", and sold 11,505 copies in its first week. The week after, it took the number one position, giving Delta her fourth number one consecutive single in Australia. This broke Kylie Minogue's previous record of three consecutive number ones. "Not Me, Not I" remained in the top ten for ten weeks.

In the UK, the single debuted and peaked at number eighteen, while it peaked at number eleven in New Zealand.

Music video[edit]

This video was shot during the early stages of her cancer at Newtown, Sydney, Australia. The video clip for the song was filmed in August 2003 and was directed by Michael Spiccia, who has worked with other artists including Disco Montego and Killing Heidi. Goodrem posed in a range of outfits during the shoot at a secret location in Redfern Railroads. The clip includes a trademark shot of Goodrem playing the piano, along with other visual effects including the ethereal goddess scene.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Not Me, Not I".


Australian CD1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Not Me, Not I"   Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Cathy Dennis, Jarrad Rogers 4:24
2. "Right There Waiting"     3:36
3. "Not Me, Not I" (Instrumental) Barlow, Kennedy, Dennis, Rogers 4:24
Australian CD2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Not Me, Not I"   Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Cathy Dennis, Jarrad Rogers 4:24
2. "Not Me, Not I" (Recorded Live at [V]HQ) Barlow, Kennedy, Dennis, Rogers 3:49
3. "Innocent Eyes" (The Luge Remix) Delta Goodrem, Vince Pizzinga 5:09
UK CD1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Not Me, Not I"   Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Cathy Dennis, Jarrad Rogers 4:24
2. "Right There Waiting"     3:36
UK CD2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Not Me, Not I"   Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Cathy Dennis, Jarrad Rogers 4:24
2. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"   Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane 4:16
3. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"   John Lennon, Yoko Ono 4:36
4. "Not Me, Not I" (Recorded Live at [V]HQ) Barlow, Kennedy, Dennis, Rogers 4:24
5. "Not Me, Not I" (Video) Barlow, Kennedy, Dennis, Rogers  
6. "Delta at the ARIA Awards 2003" (Video)    
7. "Not Me, Not I" (Live at Channel [V]HQ Video) Barlow, Kennedy, Dennis, Rogers  
Official remixes
  • "Not Me, Not I" (Bacci Bro's remix)
  • "Not Me, Not I" (Bacci Bro's remix instrumental)
  • "Not Me, Not I" (instrumental)

Charts[edit]

Sales[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Australia Platinum 119,203[9]
Preceded by
"White Flag" by Dido
ARIA (Australia) number one single
29 September 2003
Succeeded by
"Where Is the Love?" by The Black Eyed Peas

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