I'm Too Sexy

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"I'm Too Sexy"
Single by Right Said Fred
from the album Up
Released 15 July 1991 (United Kingdom)
Format
Recorded 1991
Genre Dance-pop[1]
Length 2:50
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) TommyD
Right Said Fred singles chronology
"I'm Too Sexy"
(1991)
"Don't Talk Just Kiss"
(1991)
Right Said Fred singles chronology
"Where Do You Go to My Love?"
(2006)
"I'm Too Sexy 2007"
(2007)
"I'm a Celebrity"
(2008)

"I'm Too Sexy" is the debut song by British group Right Said Fred. The single peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. Outside the United Kingdom, "I'm Too Sexy" topped the charts in six countries, including Australia, Ireland, and the United States.

The single equalled the record for the most weeks at number two on the UK Singles Chart without ever topping the chart, staying at number two for six weeks in a row while held back by Bryan Adams' "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (this equalled the previous record set by Father Abraham's 1978 hit "The Smurf Song").

The band is considered a one-hit wonder in the United States, their only other charting United States single peaking at No. 76. However, "I'm Too Sexy" was the act's first of several hits in their native United Kingdom, and they would have a number one single on the UK Singles Chart with "Deeply Dippy" in April 1992.

In April 2008, the song was rated No. 49 on "The 50 Worst Songs Ever! Watch, Listen and Cringe!" by Blender.[2] In June 2007, the song was listed as No. 80 on the VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.[3] In April 2011, it was ranked No. 2 on VH1's 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s.

Content[edit]

"I'm Too Sexy" is sung from the point of view of a histrionic-narcissistic male fashion model. The song's lyrics express (over-) confidence that his personal level of sexiness makes him too sexy for numerous things.

In popular culture[edit]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD (CD SNOG 1)
  1. "I'm Too Sexy" (Betty's mix)
  2. "I'm Too Sexy" (7" mix)
  3. "I'm Too Sexy" (12" instrumental)
  4. "I'm Too Sexy" (Italian version)
UK 7" (SNOG 1) / cassette (CA SNOG 1)
  1. "I'm Too Sexy"
  2. "I'm Too Sexy" (instrumental)
UK 12" (12 SNOG 1)
  1. "I'm Too Sexy"
  2. "I'm Too Sexy" (7" version)
  3. "I'm Too Sexy" (12" instrumental)
U.S. single
  1. "I'm Too Sexy" (7" version)
  2. "I'm Too Sexy" (Extended Club Mix)
  3. "I'm Too Sexy" (Betty's Mix)
  4. "I'm Too Sexy" (Instrumental)
  5. "I'm Too Sexy" (Catwalk Mix)
  6. "I'm Too Sexy" (Tushapella)
  7. "I'm Too Sexy" (Spanish version)

Chart positions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boggioni, Tom (9 June 2014). "John Oliver asks Right Said Fred to annoy Syria's Assad with 'too awful' song". The Raw Story. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  2. ^ The 50 Worst Songs Ever! Watch, Listen and Cringe! at the Wayback Machine (archived 26 December 2010). Blender.
  3. ^ The 100 Greatest Songs Of the '90s at the Wayback Machine (archived 12 June 2013). VH1.
  4. ^ Reynolds, John (16 March 2010). "Fruittella 2Fruity range gets TV ad backing". Marketing. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Fawthrop, Peter. "Alvin & the Chipmunks – Club Chipmunk: The Dance Mixes". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Reynolds, Simon (3 May 2013). "Exclusive: Right Said Fred record 'I'm Too Smurfy' for Global Smurfs Day – video". Digital Spy. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: iTunes, Assad, and Right Said Fred (HBO)". HBO/YouTube. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
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  11. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 2043." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2066." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  13. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
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  15. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – I'm Too Sexy". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
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  22. ^ a b c d "Right Said Fred – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  23. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending FEBRUARY 22, 1992 at the Wayback Machine (archived 8 October 2012). Cash Box magazine. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  24. ^ "Right Said Fred: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Singles 1991". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1991" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "Chart Archive – 1990s Singles". everyHit.com. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Jahreshitparade 1992" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  29. ^ "Top 100 Hits for 1992". The Longbored Surfer. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  30. ^ "Hot 100 Singles of the '90s". Billboard. Vol. 111 no. 52. 25 December 1999. p. 20. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  31. ^ "Australian Fun Countdowns – Accreditation Awards". Australian Fun Countdowns. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  32. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Right Said Fred – I'm Too Sexy" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Right Said Fred in the field Interpret. Enter I'm Too Sexy in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  33. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Right Said Fred – I'm Too Sexy". Music Canada. 
  34. ^ "British single certifications – Right Said Fred – I'm Too Sexy". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter I'm Too Sexy in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  35. ^ "American single certifications – Right Said Fred – I_m Too Sexy". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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