Australian singles chart:
I’m Not in Love entered the Kent Music Report on 18 August 1975 peaked at #3. The song was #43 on the Top 100 of 1975.
The song is on the 10cc album The Original Soundtrack which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 21 July 1975 and peaked at #9.
Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
Record label of Australian release:
I’m Not in Love by British group 10cc was written by band members Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman. It is known for its innovative and distinctive backing track, composed mostly of the band’s multi-tracked vocals.
Eric wrote it as a riposte to his wife’s declaration that he did not tell her often enough that he loved her. I’m Not in Love was originally conceived as a bossa nova song played on guitars, but two other members of the band, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, disliked the track and it was abandoned. However, after hearing members of their staff continue to sing the melody around their studio, Eric persuaded the group to give the song another chance, to which Kevin replied that for the song to work it needed to be radically changed, and suggested that the band should try to create a new version using just voices.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I’m_Not_in_Love
There’s also the story of a staff member at the recording studio who came in during the session to quietly tell Eric that he had a phone call. They thought that Kathy Redfern’s voice was just what they needed, and she appeared on the recording, whispering “be quiet, big boys don’t cry”.
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