Miss Me Blind

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"Miss Me Blind"
Miss Me Blind.jpg
Single by Culture Club
from the album Colour by Numbers
B-side "Colour By Numbers"
Released 3 March 1984 (US)
Genre New wave
Length 4:29
Label Virgin Records
Epic Records (US)
Writer(s) Roy Hay, Boy George, Mikey Craig, Jon Moss
Producer(s) Steve Levine
Culture Club singles chronology
"Victims"
(UK)
(1983)
"Miss Me Blind" (world except UK)
(1984)
"It's a Miracle"
(1984)

"Miss Me Blind" is a song by English new wave band Culture Club. In the U.S. it was the third single released from Colour by Numbers, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1984.[1] This gave the band its sixth consecutive Top 10 hit.

The single was also released in Canada (where it also reached number 5), Brazil, Australia and Japan. It was also the band's biggest R&B hit, reaching #5 on Billboard's 'Soul' chart.

The song includes a reference to the title of Culture Club's previous album. Lead singer Boy George states in the song "But you know, I'm never really sure, If you're just kissing to be clever", the name of Culture Club's debut album.

In most countries (like Japan, Canada and US), its B-Side was the ballad "Colour by Numbers". In Mexico, the B-Side was "Victims". In Brazil, the B-Side was "Boy Boy (I'm The Boy)".

A very popular 12" was issued, gaining big success in American clubs and elsewhere. The popular extended 12" version contained extracts of the other Culture Club hit of the spring, "It's a Miracle". In the US, the "Miss Me Blind" / "It's a Miracle" 12" single reached #10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in May 1984.[2]

The official music video features Boy George and the rest of the Culture Club members in a Japanese setting, and ends with a woman dressed as a geisha and a man dressed as a karateka trying to extinguish a fire using guitars. The music video was directed by Steve Barron.

Backing vocals on "Miss Me Blind" were performed by R&B singer Jermaine Stewart.[1]

Dance-Pop group El Simbolo recorded a Spanish-language cover of the song for their 1999 album "No Pares".

A remix of "Miss Me Blind" by DJs David Guetta and Joachim Garraud was included on Guetta's 2005 compilation album Fuck Me I'm Famous, Vol. 2.

The song appears in the 2016 video game Watch Dogs 2.

Track listing[edit]

A. Miss Me Blind
B. Colour By Numbers (non album track)
(Released at least in USA, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Japan)
A. Miss Me Blind
B. Victims
(Released in Mexico)
A. Miss Me Blind
B. Boy, Boy (I'm The Boy)
(Released in Brazil)
12"
A1. Miss Me Blind/It's A Miracle (multimix)
B1. Colour By Numbers
(Released in USA and Canada)
A1. Miss Me Blind/It's A Miracle (multimix)
B1. Love Twist (live)
B2. Melting Pot (live)
(Released in France)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2010). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.)

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