Can't Help Thinking About Me


Can't Help Thinking About Me

Infobox Single
Name = Can't Help Thinking About Me


Caption =
Artist = David Bowie with The Lower Third
from Album =
A-side =
B-side = "And I Say to Myself"
Released = January 1966
Format = 7" single
Recorded = London, 1965
Genre = Rock
Length = 2:47
Label = Pye Records (UK) / Warner Bros. (US)
Pye 7N 17020 (UK) WB 5815 (US)
Writer =David Bowie
Producer =Tony Hatch
Certification =
Chronology =David Bowie
Last single = "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
Davy Jones & the Lower Third
(1965)
This single = "Can't Help Thinking About Me"
David Bowie & the Lower Third
(1966)
Next single = "Do Anything You Say"
(1966)
Misc =
"Can't Help Thinking About Me" is a song written by David Bowie in 1965 and released as a single under the name David Bowie & the Lower Third. This was the first single released after he changed his name from David Jones to David Bowie. The single was the first David Bowie record to be released in the US.

Track listing

# "Can't Help Thinking About Me" (Bowie) - 2:47
# "And I Say to Myself" (Bowie) – 2:29

Production credits

* Producers:
** Tony Hatch

* Musicians:
** David Bowie: Vocals
** Dennis Taylor: Guitar
** Graham Rivens: Bass
** Phil Lancaster: Drums

Live versions

* Bowie surprisingly performed the song at VH1 "Storytellers" in 1999, for the first time in more than 30 years.

Other releases

* It was re-released by Pye in the UK in September 1972 with "I'm Not Losing Sleep" as a new B-side. The reissue was probably an effort by Pye to cash in on the newfound popularity of Bowie. It didn't make the charts, but it was a boon for collectors.

* Pye also released the single with a picture sleeve in Spain in September 1972, but this version had "I Dig Everything" as the B-side.

* It also appeared on the following compilations:
** "Don't Be Fooled by the Name" (Japan)
** "The Collection" (1985)
** "1966" (1988)
** "Introspective" (1990)
** "Early On (1964-1966)" (1991)
** "I Dig Everything EP" (1999)

Cover versions

* The Great Imposters - "Dollars in Drag: A Tribute to David Bowie"
* Davy Jones' Mannish Ideals - "Only Bowie" (1995)
* Purple Hearts - "Beat That!"

References

David Buckley (1999), "Strange Fascination - David Bowie: The Definitive Story", p. 30 and 50.


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