I Don't Wanna Be a Loser

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"I Don't Wanna Be a Loser"
Single by Lesley Gore
from the album Boys, Boys, Boys
B-side "It's Gotta Be You"
Released May 1964
Genre Pop music
Length 2:36
Label Mercury Records 72270
Writer(s) Ben Raleigh, Mark Barkan
Producer(s) Quincy Jones
Lesley Gore singles chronology
"That's the Way Boys Are"
"I Don't Wanna Be a Loser"
"Maybe I Know"

"I Don't Wanna Be a Loser" is a song written by Ben Raleigh and Mark Barkan and performed by Lesley Gore. It reached #12 on the adult contemporary chart and #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964.[1] It was featured on her 1964 album, Boys, Boys, Boys.[2]

The song was produced by Quincy Jones and arranged by Claus Ogerman.[3] It was featured in the soundtrack of the 1964 movie The Pawnbroker.[4]


  1. ^ Lesley Gore, "I Don't Wanna Be a Loser" Chart Positions Retrieved January 13, 2015
  2. ^ Lesley Gore, Boys, Boys, Boys Retrieved January 13, 2015
  3. ^ Lesley Gore, "I Don't Wanna Be a Loser" single release Retrieved January 13, 2015
  4. ^ The Pawnbroker Soundtrack Retrieved February 18, 2015