80s Song of the Day: Don’t You Want Me by The Human League

Don’t You Want Me by The Human League was released November 27, 1981, with Seconds as the B side. It was the fourth single from the band’s fourth studio album Dare.

In the United Kingdom, the song was the 1981 Christmas number one. The Human League’s first single released in the United States, Don’t You Want Me topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in July 1982.

According to Official Charts Company, Don’t You Want Me is the 24th best-selling single in the UK, with 1.54 million copies sold.

Below are pictures sleeves for the UK (left) and the US (right) 7″ releases of Don’t You Want Me. According to Wikipedia, the 100 on the UK version is a reference to The 100 Club, a restaurant/bar in Sheffield.


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