I Don't Care (Shakespears Sister song)

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"I Don't Care"
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Single by Shakespears Sister
from the album Hormonally Yours
B-side "Remember My Name"
Released 4 May 1992
Format CD single, 7" single, cassette
Genre Pop rock, indie Pop, jazz
Length 4:25
Label London Records
Songwriter(s) Siobhan Fahey, Marcella Detroit, Manu Guiot, Richard Feldman
Producer(s) Alan Moulder, Shakespears Sister
Shakespears Sister singles chronology
"I Don't Care"
"Hello (Turn Your Radio On)"

"I Don't Care"
"Hello (Turn Your Radio On)"

"I Don't Care" is a song by British-based female duo Shakespears Sister, released in May 1992 as the third single from their second studio album Hormonally Yours. The song reached #7 in the UK, and had similar success internationally and also charted in the U.S, peaking No.55 on the Billboard Hot 100 .[1] Like several of Shakespears Sister's previous singles, it was heavily remixed for its release as a single, including re-recorded vocals, added instrumentals, and a new jazz track.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Sophie Muller, showed Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit's characters plotting to kill one another. The video ends with a climax on a mock stage - Fahey dressed in Victorian garb, in contrast to Detroit's poised and refrained character. During the first two choruses the band is performing the song, first in rehearsal and the second chorus their in concert. The video mirrored the internal struggle the duo was going through, as their personal relationship was deteriorating and eventually the duo was ended by Fahey in 1993. The video is also notable for its forefront inclusion of the duo's touring members.

Sampled and Referenced Works[edit]

The song incorporates a segment of the poem "Hornpipe" by Dame Edith Sitwell (from her Façade, and Other Poems poetry book), which is a surreal poem that attempted to capture the flow of a sailors jig. The poem is spoken by Siobhan Fahey on the song.

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" single
  1. "I Don't Care" (7" Remix) — 4:25
  2. "Remember My Name" — 3:35
  • UK CD single 1
  1. "I Don't Care" (7" Remix) — 4:25
  2. "I Don't Care" (Henley Board Mix) — 4:06
  3. "I Don't Care" (Album Version) — 4:16
  4. "Remember My Name" — 3:35
  • UK CD single 2
  1. "I Don't Care" (Radio Edit) — 4:06
  2. "Catwoman" (Live on BBC) — 4:21
  3. "I Don't Care" (Live on BBC) — 4:21
  4. "You're History" (Voodoo Mix) — 6:31
  • U.S. CD single
  1. "I Don't Care" (U.S. Radio Edit) — 3:56
  2. "Stay" (Acoustic Version) — 3:44


Chart (1992) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 18
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 29
Germany (Media Control AG)[4] 34
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 57
New Zealand (RIANZ)[7] 11
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 38
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 55
US Top 40 Mainstream (Billboard)[10] 33


  1. ^ a b "Charstats - Shakespear's Sister". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 10 January 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Australian Charts > Shakespears Sister - I Don't Care". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  3. ^ "Austrian Charts > Shakespears Sister - I Don't Care". austrian-charts.at. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  4. ^ "GER Charts > Shakespears Sister". charts.de. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  5. ^ "Rish Charts > Shakespears Sister". irishcharts.de. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Dutch Charts > Shakespears Sister - I Don't Care". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  7. ^ "New Zealand Charts > Shakespears Sister - I Don't Care". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  8. ^ "Swedish Charts > Shakespears Sister - I Don't Care". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  9. ^ "Swiss Charts > Shakespears Sister - I Don't Care". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  10. ^ a b "Shakespear's Sister - Allmusic discography". allmusic. Retrieved 2012-12-16.

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