Don't Wanna Fall in Love

Album: Jane Child (1990)
Charted: 22 2

Songfacts®:

  • "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" is a song written, arranged, and performed by Jane Child. The song was held back at #2 by Sinead O'Connor's floating head of doom singing "Nothing Compares 2 U," which held #1.

    This is her sole Top-40 hit, although she has a comprehensive music career including work as a record producer. Child has since been on-again off-again in her solo career, preferring studio and session work.
  • The video shows Child stalking about in Manhattan; she wanted it that way because she conceived the song there. MTV was still showing videos at the time, and Child had a very interesting look that created some buzz: Cornrows and a chain that ran from her pierced ear to her pierced nose. According to Child, the chain was inspired by Eastern culture. She grew up in Toronto where there is a large Indian population.
  • In the UK, the song only made it to #22 on the UK Singles chart; this was because she refused to appear on the UK TV show Top of the Pops. Reportedly, she considered that to be "selling out."
  • Child also provided the song "Mona Lisa Smiles" to the soundtrack of the much underrated cyberpunk popcorn-muncher film Freejack.

Comments: 1

  • Steve from Valencia, CaI believe that the song was produced by the very talented LA session guitarist, James Harrah, who also toured with Madonna and Bobby Caldwell(What You won't Do For love)
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