I Don't Want Your Love

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"I Don't Want Your Love"
Single by Duran Duran
from the album Big Thing
Released 19 September 1988 (UK)
15 October 1988 (US)
Length 4:06 (album version)
3:50 (7" edit)
3:48 (7" remix)
Writer(s) Duran Duran
  • Duran Duran
  • Jonathan Elias
  • Daniel Abraham
Duran Duran singles chronology
"Meet El Presidente"
"I Don't Want Your Love"
"All She Wants Is"

"I Don't Want Your Love" is the seventeenth single from Duran Duran and the first single from the Big Thing album. It was released on September 1988. As with the album, the band's name was rendered on the artwork as Duranduran.

Music video[edit]

The video for "I Don't Want Your Love" was filmed by director Steve Lowe and produced by The Molotov Brothers, and first aired on September 26, 1988 (1988-09-26).[1]

The video features the band in a raucous courtroom filled with spectators and tabloid reporters, "testifying" by singing the song into the court's witness microphones. The instrumental bridge in the song is accompanied by images of a young man and woman dancing or fighting (or both).

The other musicians in the video are guitarist Warren Cuccurullo (playing Kamen's guitar part) and David Palmer, former drummer for ABC.

B-sides, bonus tracks and remixes[edit]

The single version of "I Don't Want Your Love" was a remix by Shep Pettibone. It was backed by the album version for the b-side.

A UK promo 12" includes the dub mix of "I Don't Want Your Love", which was unreleased elsewhere until 1999's Strange Behaviour remix collection (which strangely didn't use the lead 12" mix entitled "Big Mix").

Chart positions[edit]

"I Don't Want Your Love" both debuted and peaked at number 14 in the UK, but did much better in the rest of Europe, especially in Italy where it spent six non-consecutive weeks at number 1, and was the best-selling single of 1988 in that country. It also did very well in the U.S., reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] and number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.[3]

Track listing[edit]

7": EMI / YOUR 1 - UK[edit]

  1. "I Don't Want Your Love" (7" mix) - 3:48
  2. "I Don't Want Your Love" (LP Version) - 4:05

12": EMI / 12 YOUR 1 - UK[edit]

  1. "I Don't Want Your Love" (Big mix) - 7:33
  2. "I Don't Want Your Love" (7" mix) - 3:48
  3. "I Don't Want Your Love" (LP Version) - 4:05
  • also available on CD (CD YOUR 1)

12": EMI / 12 YOURDJ1 - UK[edit]

  1. "I Don't Want Your Love" (Big mix) - 7:33
  2. "I Don't Want Your Love" (Dub mix) - 7:34
  • UK promo

Other appearances[edit]

Aside from the single, "I Don't Want Your Love" has appeared on:


Duran Duran are:


  • Chester Kamen - Guitars


  • Duran Duran - Producer
  • Jonathan Elias - Producer
  • Daniel Abraham - Producer
  • Shep Pettibone - Remixer
  • Bob Rosa - Remix engineer

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Music Video Database: I Don't Want Your Love
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 196. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 84. 
Preceded by
"Out of Time" by Noel
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
3 December 1988
Succeeded by
"The Great Commandment" by Camouflage