Something Got Me Started

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"Something Got Me Started"
Simply Red - Something Got Me Started.jpg
Single by Simply Red
from the album Stars and Simplified
B-side "Come On in My Kitchen" (1991)
Released September 1991 (original)
January 2006 (Simplified)
Format CD, 7", 12" (1991)
CD (2006)
Recorded Condulmer Recording Studio, Venice, Italy (1991)
Metropolis Studios, Home; 2005 (2006)
Genre Pop, house (remixes)
Length 4:01 (1991)
3:18 (2006 radio edit)
Label EastWest (1991)
Simplyred.com (2006)
Writer(s) Mick Hucknall, Fritz McIntyre
Producer(s) Stewart Levine (1991)
Andy Wright, Mark Jaimes, Danny Saxon (2006)
Simply Red singles chronology
"You've Got it"
(1989)
"Something Got Me Started"
(1991)
"Stars"
(1991)

"Perfect Love"
(2005)

"Something Got Me Started" / "A Song for You"
(2006)

"Something Got Me Started" is the first single released from Simply Red's album Stars.

History[edit]

"Something Got Me Started" was released in several forms — a 7-inch single, a 12-inch single and a CD version, which included a remix by Perfecto (Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne). The single version eventually made number 11 in the UK and German charts, number 23 in the US Billboard Hot 100 (plus number 21 in the Adult Contemporary chart) and number 4 in Italy.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.[1]

Simplified version[edit]

In 2005, "Something Got Me Started" was one of the eight previously released Simply Red songs re-recorded for the album Simplified. It also became the second single release from the album, as a double A-side with a new cover of the Leon Russell song "A Song for You". This made it the only Simply Red song to date to be released as a single twice.

Formats and track listings[edit]

1991 version
7"-Single
  1. "Something Got Me Started" (4:00)
  2. "A New Flame" (3:57)
12"-Maxi
  1. "Something Got Me Started" (Perfecto Mix) (Gary Barnacle - Alto Sax) (5:13)
  2. "Something Got Me Started" (Instrumental Mix) (Gary Barnacle - Alto Sax)
  3. "A New Flame" (3:57)
CD-Maxi
  1. "Something Got Me Started" (4:00)
  2. "Come on in My Kitchen" (1:30)
  3. "A New Flame" (3:24)
  4. "Something Got Me Started" (Perfecto Mix) (Gary Barnacle - Alto Sax) (5:13)
12"-Maxi - Promo
  1. "Something Got Me Started" (Hurley's House Mix) (5:56)
  2. "Something Got Me Started" (Hurley's Dub) (5:44)
  3. "Something Got Me Started" (E Smoove's Late Night Mix) (8:05)
  4. "Something Got Me Started" (Hurley's 7") (3:59)
12"-Maxi - Remixes
  1. "Something Got Me Started" (Hurley's House Remix) (5:56)
  2. "Something Got Me Started" (Hurley's Dub) (5:44)
  3. "Something Got Me Started" (E-Smoove's Late Night Mix) (5:00)
  4. "Something Got Me Started" (E-Smoove's Dub Mix) (5:44)

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from original album liner notes.

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Simply Red - "Something got me started"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Something Got Me Started", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 18 February 2008)
  3. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1991" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  4. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved 14 September 2008)
  5. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 18 February 2008)
  6. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 14 September 2008)
  7. ^ a b c Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 14 September 2008)

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