You Don't Understand Me

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"You Don't Understand Me"
Single by Roxette
from the album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Hits
Released 1995
Genre Pop
Length 04:28
Writer(s) Per Gessle, Desmond Child
Roxette singles chronology
"You Don't Understand Me"
"The Look '95"
Music video
"You Don't Understand Me" on YouTube

"You Don't Understand Me" is a song by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released in 1995, it was the first new single from their Greatest Hits album Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! - Roxette's Greatest Hits.

"You Don't Understand Me," was written by Per Gessle and Desmond Child and this was the first time Gessle had co-written a song with an international songwriter.

Roxette recorded acoustic versions of the songs, "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "You Don't Understand Me" and "Help!", at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London, England. "Help!", a cover of the "Lennon–McCartney" song originally recorded by The Beatles, was released originally in the "Don't Bore Us - Get to the Chorus! (Roxette's European Promo Tour)" bootleg album (only 4 audio tracks)[1] and then on the Roxette compilation The Rox Box/Roxette 86-06, whereas the other three songs were included on the UK release of this single and "You Don't Understand Me" was also included on the single "Anyone", released in 1999.

The song was a hit in several European countries, reaching the top 10 in Sweden and Finland, and the top 20 in Italy and The Netherlands.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Don't Understand Me"
  2. "Crazy About You"
  3. "Harleys & Indians (Riders in the Sky)"

UK release


  1. "You Don't Understand Me"
  2. "The Look" (Abbey Road Acoustic Version)
  3. "Listen to Your Heart" (Abbey Road Acoustic Version)
  4. "You Don't Understand Me" (Abbey Road Acoustic Version)


  1. "You Don't Understand Me"
  2. "Almost Unreal" (Demo)
  3. "Harleys & Indians (Riders in the Sky)"
  4. "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye"


Chart (1995) Peak
Sweden Single Charts 9[2]
UK Top 75 42[3]
German Single Charts 44[4]
Austrian Top 40 25[5]
Finnish Singles Chart 7[6]
Italian Hit Parade Chart 18[7]


  1. ^ This information was taken from the website: Section: Bootleg.
  2. ^ "Swedish singles chart". 
  3. ^ "UK Chart Stats". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. 
  4. ^ "German Album Chart". charts-surfer. 
  5. ^ "Austrian Singles Chart". Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  6. ^ "Swedish chart". Billboard magazine: 75. 1995-11-25. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  7. ^