I Don't Know Anybody Else

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"I Don't Know Anybody Else"
Single by Black Box
from the album Dreamland
Released 1990 (worldwide)
18 December 1989 (US)
Format CD maxi, 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded 1989
Genre Italo house,[1] dance-pop
Length 4:36
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Mirko Limoni, Daniele Davoli and Valerio Semplici
Producer(s) Groove Groove Melody
Black Box singles chronology
"Ride On Time"
"I Don't Know Anybody Else"
"Everybody Everybody"

"I Don't Know Anybody Else" is a 1989 song recorded by the Italo house music group Black Box. It was the second single from their début album Dreamland and was released in the early months of 1990 in most countries worldwide.

The song had a great success including the Irish, Swiss, Norwegian and UK Charts where it reached the top five. In other countries, the single peaked between number 5 and number 10. The song entered the UK Charts on 17 February 1990 and remained for eight weeks.

The song features an uncredited Martha Wash on lead vocals.[2] Wash later sued the record label for royalties and directly contributed to legislation ensuring proper credit for vocalists on both songs and music videos.[3]

"I Don't Know Anybody Else" is a misinterpreted lyric from "Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway, where she sings "I Don't Love Nobody Else" in the second verse in the exact key and melody as the hook of "I Don't Know Anybody Else".

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "I Don't Know Anybody Else" (we got salsoul mix) — 5:40
  2. "I Don't Know Anybody Else" (DJ Lelewel mix) — 6:47
  3. "I Don't Know Anybody Else" (a cappella) — 3:40
  4. "I Don't Know Anybody Else" (hurley's house mix) — 7:00
  5. "I Don't Know Anybody Else" (hurley's house dub) — 5:08
  6. "I Don't Know Anybody Else" (deephouse instrumental) — 4:30
12" maxi
  1. "I Don't Know Anybody Else" (melody mix) — 6:36
  2. "I Don't Know Anybody Else" (house club) — 6:15
7" single
  1. "I Don't Know Anybody Else" (melody mix) — 4:30
  2. "I Don't Know Anybody Else" (house club) — 4:00


See also[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Justify My Love" by Madonna
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
February 2, 1991 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Another Sleepless Night" by Shawn Christopher


  1. ^ "Black Box - I Don't Know Anybody Else (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Martha Wash Bio". Utopia Artists. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  3. ^ Pareles, Jon (1990-12-06). "Lawsuits Seek Truth In Music Labeling". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i ""I Don't Know Anybody Else", in various singles charts" (in French). lescharts. Retrieved 13 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "Irish Singles Chart, database". irishcharts. Retrieved 14 February 2008. 
  6. ^ ""I Don't Know Anybody Else", UK Singles Chart". chartstats. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  7. ^ a b c "Black Box singles, Billboard charts". allmusic. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "1990 Australian Singles Chart". aria. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  9. ^ "1990 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). hitparade. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  10. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 

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