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Today in Duran History – Someone Else Not Me in the UK

On Today’s date in the year 2000, Duran Duran performed Someone Else Not Me on Springer in the UK.

Interestingly enough, when I read this on our trusty calendar, I thought maybe there was an error…because I had thought that only the US had been…err…lucky(??)…enough to have Jerry Springer gracing our television airwaves.  Unbeknownst to me, Mr. Springer has done more than one show in the UK, and from what I can tell – Duran Duran performed on one of the original shows broadcast before it’s name was changed to Late Night with Jerry Springer.

Regardless, I think I’ve found some video from the show (it wasn’t dated) so enjoy, and if it’s not the right video…still enjoy it as a bonus!!

Today in Duran History – Someone Else Not Me

On today’s date in 2000, Someone Else Not Me was released in Germany.  Obviously I’m getting older and the years are running together because I had to read that calendar entry twice.  Pop Trash seems like a long time ago (to me), and yet the year 2000…well, wasn’t that just a few years ago??? Yep, old age is just about knocking me over…

So Someone Else Not Me was single #30 from Duran Duran, and the only single off of Pop Trash.  According to wikipedia and a couple of other sources online, this is the only song off of the album that had lyrics written by Simon. The others were written by Nick and Warren.  As we all know (or should know!), on the album this song is slow (I believe Simon mentioned that this is a song he would like to re-record a bit faster).  It’s a melancholy ballad.  However, in the live performances during 1999-2000, this song was played with a little more of an edge, perhaps a tad bit faster with more prominent guitar.

Obviously this back information pertains to the song itself and not its German release.  I couldn’t find a lot online about how it did in Germany, but I did find the CD cover to share.

Someone Else Not Me (German Single)










And as a special Thursday bonus: below you’ll find links to a couple of fun videos on You Tube.

Someone Else Not Me – You Tube

Someone Else Not Me – Chicago House of Blues 1999 (YouTube)