I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You

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"I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You"
Single by The Alan Parsons Project
from the album I Robot
ReleasedAugust 1977 (1977)
Format7" single
RecordedDecember 1976 – March 1977
Producer(s)Alan Parsons
The Alan Parsons Project singles chronology
"To One in Paradise"
"I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You"
"Don't Let It Show"

"I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" is a song by the British progressive rock band The Alan Parsons Project, featured on their 1977 album I Robot. Written by band leaders Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" was sung by pop singer Lenny Zakatek, who would go on to sing many of the band's songs. In the United States, the song was a moderate success and charted at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100.


In 1977, the song was released as the lead single from the group's second album, I Robot. The song was a moderate success, charting at #36 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #22 on the Canadian chart.

In 2013, the song was used in the best-selling video game Grand Theft Auto V in the game's classic rock channel.

In 2017, the song was used in the final scene of episode nine of the Netflix series Mindhunter.



Charts (1977) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles 22
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 36


  1. ^ Breithaupt, Don; Breithaupt, Jeff (2014). Precious and Few: Pop Music of the Early '70s. St. Martin's Press. p. 67.