I Don't Need You

Album: Adventure (1980)
Charted: 56

Songfacts®:

  • Adventure was the follow-up to Holmes' chart-topping LP Partners In Crime, but it was never a major success. This single is also a follow-up, to the song "Him." Here, the confrontation of the previous song leads to him being dumped, and now he's insisting that he doesn't have any need or love from his ex, and obviously protesting too much. Anyone who's trying to get over someone will appreciate it. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1981, Rupert Holmes performed "I Don't Need You" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Just over a month later on March 29th, 1981 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #84; it stayed on the chart for seven weeks, peaking at #56...
    It reached #21 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    "I Don't Need You" was his last Top 100 record; between 1978 and 1981 he had six Top 100 records, two made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" for two weeks on December 16th,1979...
    Mr. Holmes, born David Goldstein, will celebrate his 68th birthday in three days on February 24th {2015}.
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