Single Me Out

Album: The Very Best Of Lisa Loeb (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • This was the theme song to the 2006 TV show Number 1 Single, which was a reality show starring Lisa Loeb that ran on the E! network in 2006. The show followed Loeb in her dating exploits; she got advice along the way from various friends and relatives, including Juan Patino, who worked on her first album and is also her ex-boyfriend. The title of the show is a reference to Loeb's song "Stay," which was a #1 single in 1994.
  • Loeb wrote this specifically for the show with songwriter Jimmy Harry, who also wrote RuPaul's dance hit "Supermodel." In our interview with Lisa Loeb, she explained: "I was shooting the show and I left New York to come back to L.A. to write and record the song with Jimmy. We tried to set it up so it was fun. That's another way that I write songs sometimes. When I have to write for a TV show or a movie, or even if there's something like a theme or something I want to write about, it's like a little homework assignment. The key in that song was to write a song that sounded like it could be a TV show theme song, but also an actual song-song. A song that had the words "single me out" or something about being single. And something about feeling about dating and relationships, set in New York City. And those were some of the themes and issues that we had to hit when we were writing the song. And I think that's what we did pretty well. We actually did it. It's something I just sang live, and it was fun to record and make it really rock." (Lisa came off the market when she married Roey Hershkovitz in 2009. They had their first child later that year.)
  • Lisa no longer qualifies for a reality dating show: In 2009 she married Roey Hershkovitz,a music supervisor for Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

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