I'm Not Satisfied

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"I'm Not Satisfied"
Fine Young Cannibals - I'm Not Satisfied.jpg
Single by Fine Young Cannibals
from the album The Raw & the Cooked
B-side "Wade In The Water"
Released February 8, 1990
Format 7" single
12" maxi
CD maxi
Genre Pop, rock
Length 3:46
Label I.R.S.
Songwriter(s) Roland Gift, David Steele
Producer(s) Fine Young Cannibals
Fine Young Cannibals singles chronology
"I'm Not the Man I Used to Be"
"I'm Not Satisfied"
"It's O.K."
"I'm Not the Man I Used to Be"
"I'm Not Satisfied"
"It's O.K."

"I'm Not Satisfied" is a song by British pop-rock band Fine Young Cannibals. It was released as the fifth single from the band's 1988 album The Raw and the Cooked. The single charted in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada.

Composition and critical reception[edit]

Written by lead vocalist Roland Gift and bassist David Steele, "I'm Not Satisfied" depicts a man who criticizes the weekends for being too short, his girlfriend for being too possessive, and the city for being too depressing.[1] Allmusic writer Dave Thompson praised Gift's vocals, saying "so overpowering is his performance, so emotionally devastating is his dissatisfaction, that one is dragged straight into the maelstrom of misery."[1]

Track listing[edit]

7" Vinyl (UK)
  1. "I'm Not Satisfied" - 3:46
  2. "I'm Not Satisfied" (The Nicci edit) - 3:52
12" Vinyl, CD Maxi-Single
  1. "I'm Not Satisfied" (New York rap mix) - 4:02
  2. "I'm Not Satisfied" (New York singing mix) - 4:00
  3. "I'm Not Satisfied" (The Nicci version) - 4:34
  4. "I'm Not Satisfied" (single version) - 3:46

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
UK Singles Chart 46[2]
Canadian Singles Chart 83[3]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 90[4]


  1. ^ a b Thompson, Dave. ""I'm Not Satisfied" - Song Review". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  2. ^ Warwick, Neil; Kutner, Jon; Brown, Tony (2004). The Complete Book Of The British Charts (3rd ed.). London: Omnibus Press. p. 408. ISBN 978-1-84449-058-5. 
  3. ^ "RPM 100 Singles". RPM. RPM Music Publications Ltd. 51 (15). 1990-02-24. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Fine Young Cannibals - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2010-01-22. 

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