I Don't Like It

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"I Don't Like It"
I Don't Like It - Pauline Pantsdown (album cover).jpg
Single by Pauline Pantsdown
B-side "Pauline's Nightmare"
Released 1 August 1998
Format
Genre
Length 3:17
Label Caring Potato
Songwriter(s) Pauline Pantsdown
Producer(s) Pauline Pantsdown
Pauline Pantsdown singles chronology
"Backdoor Man"
(1997)
"I Don't Like It"
(1998)
"Backdoor Man"
(1997)
"I Don't Like It"
(1998)

"I Don't Like It" is a song by Australian artist Pauline Pantsdown released on 1 August 1998. The song features unauthorised vocals from Pauline Hanson, a former independent MP and later founder of One Nation, sampled from interviews and media clips. It peaked at number 10 on the Australian ARIA Charts and was ranked number 58 in the 1998 Triple J Hottest 100 countdown.[1]

Background[edit]

In 1997, Simon Hunt (a lecturer in sound and film at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney) as Pauline Pantsdown had released a song called "Backdoor Man", which had received a cult following and been played on Triple J, the youth network of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Hanson won an injunction to stop the ABC playing it, and in response to that, Hunt recorded another single titled "I Don't Like It".[2] The title lyric, to Hunt, 'epitomised the whinging, that she would complain about things, and never have solutions'.[3] Hunt designed the song so that it would have politics for the adults, and that it would be catchy for kids to sing along to.[4]

On 3 October 1998, Hunt, dressed as Pauline Pantsdown, campaigned on the streets of Sydney in an attempt to entice voters away from Pauline Hanson and the One Nation Party in the 1998 Australian federal election.[5]

On 7 March 2013 Hanson announced that she would stand in the 2013 federal election[6] and Pantsdown reappeared with "I Don't Like It".[7]

Music video[edit]

A video clip was released featuring Simon Hunt as Pauline Pantsdown dressed as Pauline Hanson, singing the song to the camera in a number of scenarios; including in her office, her fish and chip shop and in a gay bar with Asian backing dancers.

Track listing[edit]

CD single[8]
No. Title Length
1. "I Don't Like It" (Radio Edit) 3:17
2. "I Don't Like It" (Xenophobia Mix) 5:25
3. "Pauline's Nightmare" 2:37

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 89

References[edit]

  1. ^ "hottest 100 1998". ABC Online. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  2. ^ ROBERT MILLIKEN (29 September 1998). "Hanson wins Pantsdown song case". independent.com.uk. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/08/30/i-dont-like-it-the-pauline-pantsdown-story/ (~40 seconds into the video)
  4. ^ https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/pauline-pantsdown-making-comeback-and-value-political-satire
  5. ^ Robert Milliken (3 October 1998). Hanson stung by the peril of Pauline "Hanson Stung by the Peril of Pauline" Check |url= value (help). the Independent. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pauline Hanson to run again in federal election". The Australian. 7 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Miles Heffernan (2 September 2013). "Paulines-back-and-so-is-Pantsdown". samesame. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pauline Pantsdown – I Don't Like It". Discogs. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Pauline Pantsdown – I Don't Like It". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  10. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles 1998". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 24 September 2014.