You Do, You Don’t

You Do, You Don’t February 29, 2008

it’s like shedding your skin …

You Do,” Aimee Mann
You Do Something to Me,” Sinead O’Connor
“You Don’t Belong Here,” Charlie Sexton
“You Don’t Belong Here,” Tonio K.
You Don’t Get Much,” BoDeans

“You Don’t Know Me,” After Eleven
You Don’t Know Me,” Emmylou Harris
“You Don’t Know What Love Is,” Chet Baker
“You Don’t Love Me,” Matthew Sweet
“You Don’t Owe Me Nothing,” Steve Taylor
You Don’t Treat Me No Good,” Sonia Dada
You Don’t Know Me at All,” Betty LaVette

Typing up this list it strikes me as a crime of sorts that Emmylou and Sam Llanas haven’t recorded anything together.

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  • Rosina

    “You don’t have to say you love me”: Dusty Springfield

  • “You Don’t Care Nothin’,” Rancid
    “You Don’t Have the Heart,” Idlewild
    “You Don’t Know What Love is (You Just Do As You’re Told),” White Stripes
    And I think I’ll take this opportunity to mention that I have 11 versions of Pearl Jam’s “Yellow Ledbetter.” It doesn’t come up much and I rarely get to force it in to conversations, so there.

  • Lewis

    “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got,” The Flower Kings

  • Tonio

    “You Don’t Own Me” – Lesley Gore

  • “You Do Something to Me”, by Cole Porter, performed by the Andrews Sisters
    “You Don’t Know Me”, by Ray Charles
    “You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies”, by Simon & Garfunkel
    “You Don’t Love Me”, by Jools Holland

  • cminus

    I seem to be a negative person, since I’ve got no songs beginning with “You Do.” As always, eliminating duplicates:
    “You Don’t Care Nothin’,” Rancid
    “You Don’t Fool Me,” Queen
    “You Don’t Have To Walk In The Rain,” The Turtles
    “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” Warren Zevon feat. Mark Isham
    “You Don’t Love Me Anymore,” Weird Al Yankovic
    I guess the recommendation of the week would be Warren Zevon’s cover of the jazz standard “You Don’t Know What Love Is.”

  • vanya

    I’ve got very little this week. I’m surprised to find I don’t have the Aimee Mann – I have it on CD but that doesn’t count for this exercise. Time to rejigger the iPod – Bachelor No. 2 is a great record. The Matthew Sweet song was one of the songs from Girlfriend I trimmed when I was trying to make space – that’s one of the weaker cuts on that CD. Anyway:
    “You Don’t Know What Love Is” – Sonny Rollins
    “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)” – White Stripes
    “You Don’t Send Me” – Belle & Sebastian

  • What? No “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”?

  • I had a dozen songs in this list before I looked again and dropped everything that didn’t have a “Do” or “Don’t”. Drat.
    You Don’t Know Me At All – Don Henley
    You Don’t Love Me Any More – “Weird Al” Yankovic

  • Missed this one, since it’s not in my iTunes, just a CD:
    You Don’t Bring Me Floriculturally Diverse Polyfragrant Soilistically Challenged Multipetaled Victims of Pesticidal Foodchain Chauvinism — The Capitol Steps

  • mmack

    “You Don’t Move Me” – Keith Richards, off Talk is Cheap

  • Todd

    After 11. Tee Hee. That’s awesome Fred….
    I always feel somewhat hip when I have either heard or have at least one of your songs on my iPod….
    Have a good one Fred!

  • wanderingoutlaw

    Only one song this week
    “You Don’t Miss Your Water” – The Byrds

  • You Do Something To Me Ella Fitzgerald
    You Don’t Have To Cry Crosby, Stills & Nash
    You Don’t Have To Cry Rene & Angela
    You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me Dusty Springfield
    You Don’t Know Me Eva Cassidy
    You Don’t Know Me Ray Charles
    You Don’t Know Me Van Morrison
    You Don’t Know What Love Is Dinah Washington
    You Don’t Know What Love Is John Coltrane
    You Don’t Miss Your Water Otis Redding
    You Don’t Miss Your Water William Bell

  • “You Do Something To Me”, Dums Dums
    “You Don’t Have the Heart”, Idlewild
    “You Don’t Have the Heart (live)”, Idlewild

  • Theo

    You Don’t Care Nothin’ – Rancid
    You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield

  • “You Don’t Have the Heart”, Idlewild
    Wow. I think this is the first time I’ve seen an Idlewild song posted on here by not me. Good show.

  • Greg

    You’re the reason I’m Leaving-Franz Ferdinand
    You Always Sing-Red Hot Chili Peppers
    You and Whose army?- Radiohead
    You are my love-Jamiroquai
    You Could be Mine-Guns ‘n’ Roses
    You Create-Lacuna Coil
    you don’t Love Me Anymore-Weird Al Yankovic
    You Got Lucky-Tom Petty and the HeartBreakers
    You Know What you Are-Nine Inch Nails
    You Know Your Right-Nirvana
    You Never Give me Your Money-the Beatles
    You Shook me All Night Long-AC/DC
    You Think I ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I feel like a millionaire-Queens of the Stoneage
    You Will be a hot Dancer-Incubus
    Your emotions-Dead Kennedys
    Your House-Jimmy Eat World
    Your Time Has Come-Audioslave

  • Huh. Only one:
    You Don’t Have to Cry, CSN

  • Kayte

    What, no “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim”? (Jim Croce)

  • Chris Koeberle

    Only 17 this week, and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” and “You Do” have already been mentioned, leaving me to mention:
    “You Don’t Know,” Jean Grae (not my favorite Jean Grae track, but I dig it, and I have a fanboyish adoration for her stage name)
    “You Don’t Own Me,” Rasputina (I like the original, but I love this cover)
    And I’m going to mention “U Don’t Dans 2 Tekno Anymore” by Alabama 3, even though it doesn’t really count.

  • Ray

    The Sinead O’Connor, plus
    You Don’t – Tricky
    You Don’t Send Me – Belle & Sebastian

  • Noah Ramon

    I’ve noticed a predilection for BoDeans tracks on your lists in the past.
    That makes me VERY happy.
    Also : “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, by Tom Petty?

  • borealys

    You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
    You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles and Diana Krall
    You Don’t Know What It’s Like – Econoline Crush

  • Selcaby

    I’ve only got one.
    “You Don’t Make It Easy Babe” — Josh Ritter

  • Mrs. Kessler

    You Don’t Have to Be a Star — Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

  • Tonio

    Trivia – the McCoo/Davis song’s bass part was played by Motown legend James Jamerson.