You Don't Know (Cyndi Lauper song)

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"You Don't Know"
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Single by Cyndi Lauper
from the album Sisters of Avalon
B-side "Mother" (Extended Mix)
Released April 15, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Pop rock
Length 5:14
Label Epic
Producer(s) Cyndi Lauper, Jan Pulsford, Mark Saunders
Cyndi Lauper singles chronology
"Come on Home"
"You Don't Know"
"Sisters of Avalon"

"You Don't Know" is the first single from Sisters of Avalon by Cyndi Lauper.

Song information[edit]

The song is about the wishy-washiness of politicians. Lauper refers to the arrogance of the media in this song, as well as in other songs on the Sisters of Avalon album.

This song contains the word "bullshit" and was not edited out of the UK singles as is typical. While performing on several UK shows, such as Noel's House Party, she skipped the word.

Remixes of the song were made by several producers such as Tony Moran and Junior Vasquez. That led the song to become a big dance hit in the United States and a mainstream hit in the UK.

The video was recorded in Washington Square, New York City in the beginning of September 1996. The little Japanese boy who closes the video is called Grayson. He was hand-picked by Lauper. Grayson is a normal 6-year-old and not a professional child actor. Lauper directed the video herself.

The single is considered a comeback by Lauper after the song's performance on the dance charts and in several countries.

Track listing[edit]

US CD single
  1. "You Don't Know" (radio edit) – 4:06
  2. "You Don't Know" (TM's Single Remix) – 4:23
  3. "That's What I Think" – 4:38
Japanese CD single
  1. "You Don't Know" (radio edit) – 3:59
  2. "You Don't Know" (album version) – 5:14
  3. "Mother" (extended version) – 6:11
UK CD single
  1. "You Don't Know" (radio edit) – 4:06
  2. "You Don't Know" (Junior Vasquez Remix) – 7:45
  3. "You Don't Know" (Junior Vasquez Dub) – 6:45
  4. "Mother" (extended mix) – 6:12
UK limited edition CD single
  1. "You Don't Know"
  2. "Time After Time"
  3. "True Colors"
  4. "I Drove All Night"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 177
UK Singles Chart[2] 27
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[3] 11
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[4] 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales[5] 16

Official versions[edit]

  1. Junior Vasquez Dub – 6:45
  2. Junior Vasquez Remix Edit – 3:34
  3. Junior's Riff Dub – 6:09
  4. Prince Quick Mix's Amped Up Pass – 6:35
  5. Radio edit – 3:59
  6. Tony Moran's Know It All Mix – 10:00
  7. Tony Moran's Know You're in the Hole Dub – 5:30
  8. Tony Moran's Single Remix – 4:23
  9. Tribal Beats – 4:33

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