Something About You (Level 42 song)

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"Something About You"
Something About You cover.jpg
Single by Level 42
from the album World Machine
B-side"Coup D'etat" (Version)
Format7", 12"
GenreNew wave,[1] synth-pop[2]
Length4:27 (Album Version)
3:44 (7" Version)
LabelPolydor - POSP 759
Songwriter(s)Mike Lindup, Phil Gould, Mark King, Rowland Gould, Wally Badarou
Producer(s)Level 42
Level 42 singles chronology
"A Physical Presence"
"Something About You"
"Leaving Me Now"

"Something About You" is a single released by British band Level 42 in 1985, in advance of its inclusion on the album World Machine the same year. The song was written by Mark King, Mike Lindup, Phil Gould, Boon Gould, and Wally Badarou.


"Something About You" was released in several countries beyond the United Kingdom, including United States, Germany, Italy, Canada, and many countries of South America and Asia. It is the only Level 42 song to be a top 10 hit in the United States, where it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it is their second top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, reaching #6 on the UK Singles Chart.

"Something About You" appears in many Level 42 collections: Level Best, The Very Best of Level 42, and The Definitive Collection.

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Something About You" is directed by Stuart Orme, who also directed videos for the Level 42 songs "Lessons in Love" and "Running in the Family", as well as Phil Collins and Genesis. The music video appears in their video album Family of Five, released in 1987.

Mark King appears as a dark clown magician, representing the negative aspects in the relationships of Mike Lindup, Phil and Boon Gould with their girlfriends, all played by actress Cherie Lunghi.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jisi, Chris (1 August 2010). "Royal Return: Mark King Leads Level 42 On Its 30th Anniversary Comeback". Archived from the original on 24 August 2018.. Guitar Player.
  2. ^ Hermann, Andy (25 January 2017). "10 Underrated '80s Bands You Need to Hear Now". L.A. Weekly.
  3. ^ "Lunghi plays love interest in music video".
  4. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". 2014-07-22. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  5. ^ " – LEVEL 42 – SOMETHING ABOUT YOU" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  6. ^ " – LEVEL 42 – SOMETHING ABOUT YOU". Top 40 Singles.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "LEVEL 42 Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "LEVEL 42 Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 139.
  11. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending June 7, 1986". Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2018-08-24.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). Cash Box magazine.
  12. ^ "Top 100 1985 - UK Music Charts". Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1986/Top 100 Songs of 1986". Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  14. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1986". Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2018-08-24.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). Cash Box magazine.

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