I Don't Know Anybody Else

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"I Don't Know Anybody Else"
I don't know anybody else.jpg
Single by Black Box
from the album Dreamland
Released December 18, 1989
Recorded 1989
Length 4:36
Label RCA
  • Daniele Davoli
  • Mirko Limoni
  • Valerio Semplici
Producer(s) Groove Groove Melody
Black Box singles chronology
"Ride on Time"
"I Don't Know Anybody Else"
"Everybody Everybody"

"Ride on Time"
"I Don't Know Anybody Else"
"Everybody Everybody"
Music video
"I Don't Know Anybody Else" on YouTube

"I Don't Know Anybody Else" is a song by the Italian music group Black Box. It was the second single from their debut album Dreamland (1990), and was originally released in the United States in December 1989. It was released worldwide in the early months of 1990.


"I Don’t Know Anybody Else" had a great success in record charts worldwide, including Ireland, Switzerland, Norway and the United Kingdom, where it reached the top-five. In other countries, it peaked between number five and number ten. It entered the UK Singles Chart in February 17, 1990 and remained for eight weeks.

The song features an uncredited Martha Wash on lead vocals. The title is a misheard lyric lifted from "Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway, the original line being "I love nobody else", using the same melody line as the chorus of "I Don't Know Anybody Else".

Critical reception[edit]

Cash Box wrote about the song: The group who surprised everyone by breaking out of clubs and onto the pop charts clocks in with its second single, driven by the same intense vocals and formidable House groove that skyrocketed its U.S. debut single, "Everybody, Everybody.""[2]

Vibe magazine listed the song at number 11 in their list of Before EDM: 30 Dance Tracks from The '90s That Changed the Game in 2013. They wrote that the song "helped propel Italian house group Black Box into international fame thanks to the track’s strong vocals (exhibited by Martha Wash) fused with beats laid down by club DJ Daniele Davoli and keyboard wiz Mirko Limoni".[3]

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]


  1. ^ "Black Box - I Don't Know Anybody Else (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ "Pop Reviews: Singles" (PDF). Cash Box (1990-12-01, page 6). Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  3. ^ "Before EDM: 30 Dance Tracks From The '90s That Changed The Game". Vibe. 2018-10-08.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h ""I Don't Know Anybody Else", in various singles charts" (in French). lescharts. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Black Box – I Don't Know Anybody Else" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. March 3, 1990. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "Top 3 Finland" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  8. ^ "Irish Singles Chart, database". irishcharts. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2008.
  9. ^ ""I Don't Know Anybody Else", UK Singles Chart". chartstats. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
  10. ^ a b c "Black Box singles, Billboard charts". allmusic. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
  11. ^ "1990 Australian Singles Chart". aria. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
  12. ^ "End of Year Charts 1990". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  13. ^ "1990 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). hitparade. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
  14. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.

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