You Don't Know (Berlin song)

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"You Don't Know"
Berlin You Don't Know 1986 Single Cover.jpg
Single by Berlin
from the album Count Three & Pray
B-side "Trash"
"Hideaway" (UK)
Released December 1986[1]
Format 7", 12"
Length 3:18 (7" version)
4:28 (album version)
Label Mercury
Geffen (North America)
Songwriter(s) John Crawford
Producer(s) Andy Richards, Bob Ezrin, Berlin
Berlin singles chronology
"Like Flames"
(1986)
"You Don't Know"
(1986)
"Pink and Velvet"
(1986)

"Like Flames"
(1986)
"You Don't Know"
(1986)
"Pink and Velvet"
(1986)

"You Don't Know" is a song by American band Berlin, released in 1986 as the third single from their fourth studio album Count Three & Pray. It was written by John Crawford and produced by Andy Richards, Bob Ezrin and Berlin.[2][3][1] It reached No. 39 in the UK and No. 16 in Belgium.[4][5]

"You Don't Know" was recorded in London.[6] Recalling the initial recording of Count Three & Pray, Nunn said in a 2014 interview for Pop Entertainment: "It was so bad with this guy in England that we trashed the whole thing. I think we kept one song, "You Don't Know," that he had done. We started all over with Bob Ezrin."[7]

A music video was filmed to promote the single, which gained breakout rotation on MTV.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon release, Cash Box commented: "A cool, atmospheric treatment shows the musical growth of former synth-pop pioneers. The haunting melody and non-conforming arrangement form a bracing contrast to Terri Nunn's sultry, passionate vocal."[9] Vici MacDonald of Smash Hits described the song as "really quite good" and added: "A screechy guitar and a wailsome woman echo distantly over a foreboding, rolling drumbeat and the whole thing's massive, mysterious and foggy".[10]

Track listing[edit]

7" single
  1. "You Don't Know (Edit)" - 3:18
  2. "Trash" - 3:38
7" single (UK release)
  1. "You Don't Know" - 3:18
  2. "Hideaway" - 5:00
7" single (Japanese release)
  1. "You Don't Know" - 4:27
  2. "Trash" - 3:38
7" single (US promo)
  1. "You Don't Know (Edit)" - 3:18
  2. "You Don't Know (Edit)" - 3:18
7" single (Japanese promo)
  1. "You Don't Know" - 4:27
  2. "Trash" - 3:38
12" single (UK release)
  1. "You Don't Know" - 4:26
  2. "Hideaway" - 5:08
  3. "Dancing in Berlin (Remix)" - 4:44
12" single (UK two vinyl gatefold release)
  1. "You Don't Know" - 4:26
  2. "Hideaway" - 5:08
  3. "Dancing in Berlin (Remix)" - 4:44
  4. "No More Words (Dance Remix)" - 5:44
  5. "Will I Ever Understand You" - 4:40
12" single (European release)
  1. "You Don't Know (Extended Remix)" - 5:31
  2. "Trash" - 3:38
  3. "You Don't Know (7" Version)" - 3:30
12" single (UK promo)
  1. "You Don't Know" - 4:26
  2. "Hideaway" - 5:08
  3. "Dancing in Berlin (Remix)" - 4:44
12" single (US promo)
  1. "You Don't Know (Edit)" - 3:16
  2. "You Don't Know (LP Version)" - 4:26

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart (V)[5] 16
UK Singles Chart[4] 39

Personnel[edit]

Berlin
Additional musicians
Production
  • Andy Richards - producer on "You Don't Know"
  • Bob Ezrin - producer on "You Don't Know", "Trash" and "Will I Ever Understand You"
  • Terri Nunn - producer on "You Don't Know", "Trash" and "Hideaway"
  • John Crawford - producer on "You Don't Know", "Trash" and "Hideaway"
  • Rob Brill - producer on "You Don't Know", "Trash" and "Hideaway"
  • Ted Hayton - recording of "You Don't Know"
Other
  • Lara Rossignol - photography (US sleeve)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Berlin - You Don't Know / Hideaway - Mercury - UK - MER 237". 45cat. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  2. ^ AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson. "Count Three & Pray - Berlin | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  3. ^ "Berlin - You Don't Know / Trash - Geffen - USA - 7-28486". 45cat. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  4. ^ a b "BERLIN | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  5. ^ a b "Berlin - You Don't Know". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  6. ^ "Berlin - Count Three & Pray at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2017-11-23. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  7. ^ "Terri Nunn of Berlin interview about 'Animal.'". PopEntertainment.com. 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  8. ^ Billboard magazine - The Clip List - March 21, 1987 - page 45
  9. ^ Cash Box newspaper - February 14, 1987 - Single releases - page 11
  10. ^ Smash Hits magazine - 3-16 December 1986 - Review: Singles - Vici MacDonald - page 73

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