I Won't Change You

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"I Won't Change You"
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - I Won't Change You.png
Single by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
from the album Shoot from the Hip
B-side "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie"
Released 22 December 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:40
Label Polydor Records
Writer(s) Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Gregg Alexander
Matt Rowe
Producer(s) Gregg Alexander
Matt Rowe
Sophie Ellis-Bextor singles chronology
"Mixed Up World"
"I Won't Change You"
"Circles (Just My Good Time)"
Alternative cover

"I Won't Change You" is a pop song written by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Gregg Alexander and Matt Rowe for Ellis-Bextor's second album Shoot from the Hip. The song was released as the album's second single in December 2003, reaching number nine on the UK Singles Chart, and selling 29,000 copies.[1]

Music video[edit]

When the music video was filmed, Sophie was pregnant. The song's music video was directed by Trudy Bellinger at 'The Crocker's Folly' and was released in December 2003.[2] The video features Ellis-Bextor speed dating, changing her looks multiple times to attract a partner. First, she wears a brown wig consisting of a part down the middle of her head and a ponytail on either side, after a second round with the same man, merely taking off her gold trenchcoat to reveal a tight-fitting black dress underneath. She looks like an informal, yet sophisticated red-headed woman. Progressively, she then becomes a black-haired woman, the hair being short, full and curly. After staring into her drink, which suspectly turns bright blue, she is seen dancing with the man who she continuously changes for, in a blue dress and a Marilyn Monroe-esque blonde wig. Finally, we see her in a black headscarf with long wavy blonde hair. All the while, she is singing to the same man, who finds this night of speed dating an escalating amusement and she eventually ends up his arms, with editing techniques changing which "Sophie" is in his arms. Throughout the video, there are scenes of Sophie in the bathroom in her original look singing to the mirror and changing outfits in a stall.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD1
  1. "I Won't Change You" – 3:40
  2. "Murder on the Dancefloor" (Phunk Investigation Vocal Mix) – 8:34
  • CD2
  1. "I Won't Change You" – 3:40
  2. "I Won't Change You" (Solaris Vocal Mix) – 7:40
  3. "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" – 3:58
  4. "I Won't Change You" (video)
  • 12" vinyl
  1. "I Won't Change You" – 3:40
  2. "I Won't Change You" (Full Intention Vocal Mix) – 7:26
  3. "I Won't Change You" (Full Intention Dub) – 7:26


Chart (2003) Peak[3]
Irish Singles Chart 40
German Singles Chart 80
Turkish Singles Chart 94
UK Singles Chart 9
European Hot 100 77


  1. ^ http://www.sophie-online.net/en/sfth_album.php I Won't Change You - copies sold
  2. ^ "I Won't Change You" Music Video. mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2 July 2007.
  3. ^ World Chart Positions. acharts.us. Retrieved 2 July 2007.

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