Something Got Me Started
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|"Something Got Me Started"|
|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)
|Recorded||Condulmer Recording Studio, Venice, Italy (1991)
Metropolis Studios, Home; 2005 (2006)
|Genre||Pop, house (remixes)|
3:18 (2006 radio edit)
|Writer(s)||Mick Hucknall, Fritz McIntyre|
|Producer(s)||Stewart Levine (1991)
Andy Wright, Mark Jaimes, Danny Saxon (2006)
|Simply Red singles chronology|
"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.
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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
Credits adapted from original album liner notes.
- Mick Hucknall – lead and background vocals
- Fritz McIntyre – keyboards, additional vocals
- Tim Kellett – keyboards
- Heitor T P – guitars
- Ian Kirkham – saxophone
- Gota – drums, percussion and programming
- Shaun Ward – bass guitar
- Jess Bailey – keyboard programming
End of year charts
- Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Simply Red - "Something got me started"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
- "Something Got Me Started", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 18 February 2008)
- "Single top 100 over 1991" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
- German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved 14 September 2008)
- Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 18 February 2008)
- UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 14 September 2008)
- Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 14 September 2008)