Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back)

Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back)

“Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back)”

Single by Eamon

from the album I Don’t Want You Back

Released
November 13, 2003 (2003-11-13)

Format
CD single

Recorded
2003

Genre
R&B

Length
3:45

Label
Jive

Writer(s)
Eamon Doyle, Kirk Robinson, Mark Passy

Eamon singles chronology

“Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back)”
(2003)
“I Love Them Ho’s (Ho-Wop)”
(2004)

Music video

“Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back)” on YouTube

“Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back)” is the debut single by American singer-songwriter/harmonicist Eamon. It was co-written by Eamon, Kirk Robinson and Mark Passy. It was released on November 23, 2003 as the lead single from his debut album, I Don’t Want You Back.
The song is notable for the frequency of its expletives. It also reached number one in many countries, including Australia, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It appeared in Billboard magazine as “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)”.

Contents

1 History
2 Music video
3 Track listing

3.1 Single version
3.2 EP version
3.3 iTunes Album version

4 Charts

4.1 Weekly charts
4.2 Year-end charts
4.3 Decade-end charts

5 References

History[edit]
The success of the single and the controversial nature of its lyrics prompted production of an answer song, “F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)”, by female singer Frankee, who claimed to be Eamon’s ex-girlfriend. While Eamon initially said that he selected Frankee to record the song at an audition, he later stated that his only involvement was in clearing the use of the music with the following statement:
“I was not involved with ‘F.U.R.B.’ I have never met Frankee and she is definitely not my girlfriend or ex-girlfriend. The only way I was associated with it was when I was asked for licensing permission by Frankee’s representatives, which makes me a writer on her song by copyright law. But I really didn’t expect all this to come out of it, they are having fun with it, it’s cool but in the end they are paying me for their 15 minutes of fame and I welcome her to my world of Ho-Wop!”[1]
BBC Radio 1 presenter Chris Moyles was heavily critical of both songs, going as far as to record and broadcast his own spoof version; “We Want You to Leave”, claiming that both singles were the product of what amounted to nothing more than a cynical marketing ploy by Eamon and Frankee’s record labels.
The song was included on the Australian compilation CD So Fresh: The Hits of Winter 2004, part of a seas
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