Remind Me to Smile


  • This anthemic song finds Gary Numan reacting to his sudden celebrity and the apparently overwhelming adulation of his fans. He recalled to Mojo magazine December 2013: "I was really struggling with fame. It wasn't what I expected. My issues were connected with Asperger's. I was young, had this personality problem and suddenly I was famous. Not famous in a band, I was solo. I didn't have a manager; I was with a record company that had no success of their own, and I did everything – wrote, produced, did the album sleeves, played almost everything. So every bit of interest, pressure and hostility was directed right in my face. And I was just this little f---ed up mentalist trying to deal with it. I was totally unprepared."
  • The song was released as a promo single in the US, but Numan surprisingly declined to issue it as a 45 in his home country.

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  • Dwasifar from Usa Interesting that this song about dealing with fame borrows the bass riff from David Bowie's "Fame."
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