What About Me

Album: What About Me (1968)
Charted: 64

Songfacts®:

  • This song is written from the perspective of a singer's significant other. "What about me," she asks. "I'd like to have a song to sing, too."

    Songwriters have plenty of opportunities to express themselves, but the subjects of their songs often don't.
  • Anne Murray's first single, "What About Me" is the title to her 1968 debut album. It failed to chart, but five years later she released a live version that hit the mark, going to #64 in the US. It did even better in Murray's native Canada, where it reached #1 on the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary chart.
  • Murray recorded the live version, which was included on her 1973 album Danny's Song, in Ottawa, Ontario, at the National Arts Centre.
  • Scott McKenzie, best known for " San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)," wrote the song.
  • Joni Mitchell, John Denver, Ian and Sylvia, and Ken Tobias all recorded versions of the song.

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