Take Me I'm Yours

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"Take Me I'm Yours"
Take me i'm yours cover.jpg
Single by Squeeze
from the album Squeeze
Released3 February 1978 (UK)
Recorded1977
Genre
Length2:45
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook
Producer(s)Squeeze
Squeeze singles chronology
"Take Me I'm Yours"
(1978)
"Bang Bang"
(1978)

"Take Me I'm Yours" is the debut single by English new wave band Squeeze.[3] It established the band's trademark vocal style, with Chris Difford singing an octave lower than Glenn Tilbrook.[citation needed]

Details[edit]

Synth-pop in style, and adjudged one of Squeeze's "power pop hits",[2][1] "Take Me I'm Yours" was one of the first songs the band had written. As Difford recalled, "[It was] written very early on in our career. I don't know a lot of songs lyrically I find that it takes a while to discover what they're about. You write them down, they're almost negatives of a photograph that need to develop and with that one, it's still developing."[4] Difford later named the song one of the only tracks on the album that was representative of Squeeze.[5]

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered several times, including a unique take by Tim Curry on his 1981 album Simplicity, and more recently by Andrea Corr on her album Ten Feet High. In 1998, the song was used in an American television commercial for Dockers jeans.

Commercial performance[edit]

The track peaked at No. 19 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1978.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Take Me I'm Yours" (2:45)
  2. "Night Nurse" (2:43)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kemp, Mark (16 August 2010). "Spot The Difference". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b Carly (1 June 2018). "Squeeze - Squeeze". PunkNews. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 522. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ Nolasco, Stephanie (1 September 2019). "Squeeze's Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook reveal the strangest fan encounter they've had: 'She wins the award'". Fox News. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  5. ^ Masley, Ed (10 September 2019). "'I saw that and it made me cry': Chris Difford on 'Rocketman' and life with Squeeze". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 11 November 2019.

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