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"
Released4 May 1992
FormatCD single, 7" single, cassette
GenrePop rock, indie Pop, jazz
LabelLondon 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" 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 number seven on the UK Singles Chart and had similar success internationally, reaching the top 20 in Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. It also charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 55. 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.

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 attempts to capture the flow of a sailors jig. The poem is spoken by Siobhan Fahey on the song.

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.

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

US CD single

  1. "I Don't Care" (US Radio Edit) — 3:56
  2. "Stay" (Acoustic Version) — 3:44


Chart (1992–1993) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 18
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 29
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 37
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 34
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 10
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 57
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 11
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 38
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 55
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 33


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