Temptation (Wet Wet Wet song)

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Single by Wet Wet Wet
from the album Popped In Souled Out
Released 7 March 1988 (UK)
Format CD, 7", 12"
Recorded 1986
Genre Soft rock
Length 5:01 (album version)
3:59 (single version)
Label PolyGram
Writer(s) Marti Pellow, Tommy Cunningham, Graeme Clark, Neil Mitchell
Wet Wet Wet singles chronology
"Angel Eyes"
"With a Little Help from My Friends"

"Temptation" was the fourth and final single from Wet Wet Wet's debut album, Popped In Souled Out. It was released on 7 March 1988, and reached number 12 on the UK Singles Chart.

Three versions of the song have been released. The original album version contains a longer middle eight than the single version, which was broadcast on radio. The version that appears on End of Part One: Their Greatest Hits has the profanity waste my fucking spirit edited out.

Marti Pellow recorded his own version of the song for inclusion on his 2002 album Marti Pellow Sings the Hits of Wet Wet Wet & Smile.

Title lyric: You gimme, gimme, gimme temptation, baby.

Track listings[edit]


  1. "Temptation" (extended version)
  2. "Bottled Emotions (Keen for Loving)"
  3. "I Remember" (extended version)
  4. "Heaven Help Us All"


  1. "Temptation"
  2. "Bottled Emotions (Keen for Loving)"


  1. "Temptation"
  2. "Bottled Emotions (Keen for Loving)"
  3. "I Remember" (extended version)