I Don't Care (Elton John song)
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|"I Don't Care"|
|Song by Elton John from the album A Single Man|
|Released||October 16, 1978|
|Genre||Rock, pop, disco|
The Rocket Record Company
|Writer(s)||Elton John, Gary Osborne|
|Producer(s)||Clive Franks, Elton John|
|A Single Man track listing|
I Don't Care is notable for being one of the fastest paced songs of the album. It starts with a bluesy piano pattern, with the rhythm section kicking off after the first line is played. The chorus is backed by female vocalists, singing it in style with one of John's most loved genres, gospel. The electric guitar features a heavily used phaser-effect that gives the song a spacy feel. After the first half of the song, a string section comes in, playing with both the guitars and the beat, reminiscent of the disco-music that was popular at the time. The strings were arranged by Paul Buckmaster. The song then fades out clocking at almost four and a half minutes.
It is very reminiscent to one of his other songs from the album, "Part-Time Love".
This is one of Osborne's many love songs. This time he writes about with a man who doesn't care about anything just as long as he can get the love of the person mentioned. It is considered to be a classic by many album-filler.
- Elton John - piano, vocals, clavinet
- Tim Renwick - guitars
- Clive Franks - bass
- Steve Holly - drums
- Ray Cooper - tambourine
- Vicky Brown - backing vocals
- Joanne Stone - backing vocals
- Stevie Lange - backing vocals
- Gary Osborne - backing vocals
- Chris Thompson - backing vocals
- Paul Buckmaster - orchestral management