I Know What I'm Here For

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"I Know What I'm Here For"
Single by James
from the album Millionaires
Released 1999
Length 3:56
Producer(s) Brian Eno
Millionaires track listing
"Just Like Fred Astaire"
"I Know What I'm Here For"
"Shooting My Mouth Off"

"I Know What I'm Here For" is a song by British rock band James. It was the first single released from their eighth studio album, Millionaires.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

The single, produced by Brian Eno, was released in CD and cassette single formats and reached number 22 in the UK Top 40 singles chart in 1999, spending five weeks on the chart.[2]

A live version of the song and a video were included on the limited edition two-disc edition of Millionaires.

The backing to the song was used by Ford in their adverts shown during broadcasts of the UEFA Champions League in the 2007/2008 football season.[citation needed]

Peter Buckley, in The Rough Guide to Rock, described it as an "effortless soaring track",[3] while Victoria Segal, reviewing the track for the NME, described it as "not interesting ... just silly".[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD1 (Fontana JIMCD 22)[edit]

  • "I Know What I'm Here For" – 3:56
  • "All Good Boys" – 4:13
  • "Imagine Ourselves" – 4:31

CD2 (Fontana JIMDD 22)[edit]

  • "I Know What I'm Here For"
  • "Downstairs"
  • "Stolen Horse"

Cassette (Fontana JIMMC22)[edit]

  • "I Know What I'm Here For"
  • "All Good Boys"

CD Maxi-single (Mercury 562 261-2)[edit]

  • "I Know What I'm Here For" – 3:56
  • "All Good Boys" – 4:13
  • "Imagine Ourselves" – 4:31
  • "Downstairs"


  1. ^ Carlson, Dean. "James – Millionaires". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "James". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. p. 531. ISBN 978-1-8435-3105-0. 
  4. ^ Segal, Victoria (17 July 1999). "James : I know what I'm here for". NME. Retrieved 25 May 2013.