I Owe You Nothing

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"I Owe You Nothing"
I owe you nothing.jpg
Single by Bros
from the album Push
Released 31 August 1987
Re-released 6 June 1988
Format 7" single, 12" maxi, Cassette, 3" CD
Recorded 1987, remixed 1988
Genre Pop, Synthpop
Length 3:34
Label CBS
Writer(s) The Brothers (Nicky Graham and Tom Watkins)
Producer(s) Tom Watkins
Bros singles chronology
"Drop The Boy"
(1988)
"I Owe You Nothing"
(1988)
"I Quit"
(1988)
Push track listing
"Love To Hate You"
(5)
"I Owe You Nothing"
(6)
"I Quit"
(7)
Music video
"I Owe You Nothing" (1987 version) on YouTube
Music video
"I Owe You Nothing" (1988 reissue) on YouTube

"I Owe You Nothing" is a song by British boy band Bros. Written by Nicky Graham and Tom Watkins and produced by Watkins, "I Owe You Nothing" was Bros's sole UK number one single,[1] spending two weeks at the top in June 1988.

Originally released as their debut single the previous year it failed to chart but was remixed and re-released following the success of their breakthrough single "When Will I Be Famous?". The band never broke through in the US but did make #10 on the Billboard dance chart. The original version of the song can be found on the band's album Push. The original release Epic 34-08006 had the B-side "Shocked".

Track listing[edit]

7" single

  1. "I Owe You Nothing" (7" remix) — 3:34
  2. "I Owe You Nothing" (the voice) — 3:15

12" maxi

  1. "I Owe You Nothing" (club mix) — 7:36
  2. "I Owe You Nothing" (the voice) — 3:15
  3. "I Owe You Nothing" (the beats) — 2:36

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
UK (Official Chart Company)[2] 80
Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 6
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[3] 4
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[3] 2
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 11
France (SNEP)[3] 7
Germany (Media Control AG)[3] 13
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 2
Israel (Media Forest)[6] 3
Italy (FIMI)[7] 25
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[3] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 5
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[9] 10
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] 19
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 9
UK (Official Chart Company)[11][1] 1
US (Hot Dance Club Play)[12] 10
Zimbabwe (ZIMA)[13] 12
Preceded by
"Doctorin' the Tardis" by The Timelords
UK number one single
25 June 1988 – 2 July 1988 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
by Glenn Medeiros

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2005). British Hit Singles & Albums (18th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-00-8. 
  2. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 9 August 2008)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "I Owe You Nothing", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 20 February 2008)
  4. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  5. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 20 February 2008)
  6. ^ http://swisscharts.com/song/Bros/I-Owe-You-Nothing-1811.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Italian Singles Chart [1] (Retrieved 9 August 2008)
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bros – I Owe You Nothing". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  9. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1965 – 1989 Acts B". The South African Rock Encyclopedia. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  10. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  11. ^ UK Singles Chart (1988 release) Chartstats.com (Retrieved 9 August 2008)
  12. ^ Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 9 August 2008)
  13. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: singles chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000

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