Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)

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"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)"
Single by Eamon
from the album I Don't Want You Back
Released November 24, 2003 (2003-11-24)
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:45
Label Jive
Writer(s) Eamon Doyle, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry
Certification Gold (BPI)
Platinum (ARIA)
Eamon singles chronology
"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)"
(2003)
"I Love Them Ho's (Ho-Wop)"
(2004)
Music video
"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" on YouTube

"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" is the debut single by American pop/R&B singer-songwriter Eamon. It was co-written by Eamon, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. It was released on November 23, 2003 as the lead single from his debut album, I Don't Want You Back.

The song is notable for the frequency of its expletives. It also reached number one in many countries, including Australia, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It appeared in Billboard magazine as "F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)".

History[edit]

The success of the single and the controversial nature of its lyrics prompted production of an answer song, "F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)", by female singer Frankee, who claimed to be Eamon's ex-girlfriend. While Eamon initially said that he selected Frankee to record the song at an audition, he later stated that his only involvement was in clearing the use of the music with the following statement:

"I was not involved with 'F.U.R.B.' I have never met Frankee and she is definitely not my girlfriend or ex-girlfriend. The only way I was associated with it was when I was asked for licensing permission by Frankee's representatives, which makes me a writer on her song by copyright law. But I really didn't expect all this to come out of it, they are having fun with it, it's cool but in the end they are paying me for their 15 minutes of fame and I welcome her to my world of Ho-Wop!"[1]

BBC Radio 1 presenter Chris Moyles was heavily critical of both songs, going as far as to record and broadcast his own spoof version; "We Want You to Leave", claiming that both singles were the product of what amounted to nothing more than a cynical marketing ploy by Eamon and Frankee's record labels.

Because of the great success of the song in Italy, an Italian version of the song was released. Its title was "Solo" and its lyrics were changed so they did not contain any expression deemed offensive.

Music video[edit]

The video starts with black and white footage of Eamon and his girlfriend enjoying a trip together, then it cuts to color purporting to be present day outside a pizzeria. Eamon and his girlfriend are sitting across from one another while a different couple at another table kiss each other. Eamon's girlfriend starts to well up with tears in her eyes while Eamon is singing.

A teardrop comes out of her left eye and drops into a puddle below, causing ripples to appear. The video then cuts to varying scenes of couples on park benches, Eamon in a sound recording booth, and Eamon in a room as he rips a picture to shreds and throws a wine bottle at the camera. Eamon stands with his back to the Brooklyn Bridge, singing. The video cuts back to the pizzeria showing the girl continuing to cry, as Eamon gets angry, throws a pizza on the floor and then gets up and walks away.

The video ends with footage of them both kissing in black and white then cutting back to the present with Eamon walking along a pathway alone.

Charts[edit]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" (explicit)
  2. "I Feel"

Official versions[edit]

  1. "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" (Explicit) / (Dirty)
  2. "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" (Edited)
  3. "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" (Chopped & Screwed) / (Explicit)
  4. "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" (Explicit) / (Edited)
Preceded by
"Superstar" by Jamelia
RIANZ (New Zealand) number one single
March 14, 2004 – April 18, 2004
Succeeded by
"Yeah!" by Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris
Preceded by
"Obsesión" by Aventura
Ultratop 50 number-one hits
May 8, 2004 – May 29, 2004
Succeeded by
"Wild Dances" by Ruslana
Preceded by
"Yeah!" by Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris
ARIA (Australia) number one single
April 4, 2004 – April 25, 2004
Succeeded by
"My Band" by D12
Preceded by
"5 Colours in Her Hair" by McFly
UK Singles Chart number one single
April 18, 2004 – May 15, 2004
Succeeded by
"F.U.R.B." by Frankee

References[edit]

  1. ^ MTV News – Eamon Distances Himself From Frankee Track, Welcomes Her To Ho-Wop World (March 12, 2004)
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Eamon – F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
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  15. ^ Romanian Top 100: Editia 35, saptamina 30.08 – 5.09, 2004
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  22. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2004". ARIA Charts. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
  23. ^ MTV.de
  24. ^ "End Of Year Charts: 2004" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  25. ^ RTL.de
  26. ^ Radio 1 Official Chart of the Decade, as broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 29 December 2009, presented by DJ Nihal