|"Just Can't Get Enough"|
|Single by Depeche Mode|
|from the album Speak & Spell|
|"Any Second Now"|
|Released||18 September 1981|
|Format||7" single, 12" single, CD single|
|Recorded||July 1981 Blackwing Studios, London|
|Length||3:41 (7" Version), 6:46 (12" Version)|
|Depeche Mode, Daniel Miller|
|Depeche Mode singles chronology|
"Just Can't Get Enough" is a song by the English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released in September 1981 as the third single from their debut album, Speak and Spell. It was recorded during the summer of that year at Blackwing Studios, and was the band's first single to be released in the United States, on 18 February 1982. A riff-driven synthpop song, "Just Can't Get Enough" was the final single to be written by founding member Vince Clarke, who left the band in November 1981.
The single version of "Just Can't Get Enough" is the same version that appears on the UK version of Speak and Spell. The 12" single featured a "Schizo Mix", which is an extended version with additional synth parts adding a sinister feel to the track. This version appears on the US version of Speak and Spell, the UK re-release of Speak and Spell, the re-release of The Singles 81->85 and Remixes 81-04.
In addition, the single's B-side, "Any Second Now", was the first commercially available Depeche Mode instrumental. It shows up on the UK rerelease of Speak and Spell. A version including vocals (the first Depeche Mode vocals to be handled by Martin Gore) appeared on the album as "Any Second Now (Voices)". There is also an extended version, the "Altered" Mix. In the United States, the B-side is "Tora! Tora! Tora!". On the album, "Tora! Tora! Tora!" is crossfaded with the previous track, "Photographic", but on the single, the introduction is clean.
The single reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart and number 26 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, making it their highest-charting single at the time on both counts. It also became the band's first (and biggest) hit in Australia, reaching number 4.
The "Just Can't Get Enough" video, directed by Clive Richardson, was the band's first, and is the only video by the band which includes Vince Clarke.
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Just Can't Get Enough":
7": Mute/7Mute16 (UK)
12": Mute/12Mute16 (UK)
CD: Mute/CDMute16 (D)1
CD: Mute/CDMute16 (UK)2
7": Sire/SRE50029 (US)
|"Just Can't Get Enough"|
|Single by The Saturdays|
|from the album Chasing Lights re-issue|
|Released||1 March 2009|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Length||3:08 (radio mix)|
|David Eriksen,Max Herman|
|The Saturdays singles chronology|
On 8 March 2009, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number two, where it peaked, being beaten by Flo Rida's "Right Round" after being at number one in the midweek count, thus being the first Comic Relief single not to chart at number one in 14 years. However, it gave The Saturdays their highest chart placing at the time, outpeaking and outselling the original track, plus it marked their fourth consecutive top ten hit in the UK. The success of this single was later matched by "Forever Is Over" and beaten by "What About Us". In Scotland, the song reached number one for a week, becoming their highest-charting single on that chart alongside "What About Us". In 2010, it received a Silver certification from the BPI for sales exceeding 200,000 copies.
The music video premiered on MSN on 9 February 2009. The video shows each girl singing in a mock-'50s pin-up calendar and uses a different edit of the song than the single version. It was directed by Harvey B-Brown. U2's drummer Larry Mullen Jr. also appears in the video. Two versions of the video were shot, with the alternative one missing Una's solo bra scene; Mollie is the only member to not have a solo bra scene in either video.
(Released 2 March 2009)
(Released 1 March 2009)
In 2011, the song was used for promotional commercials for the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love.
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||284,472|
*sales figures based on certification alone
Football chant for Celtic F.C.
In an interview with football website Goal.com, Depeche Mode keyboardist Andrew Fletcher commented on the use of the song by Celtic fans: "We feel honoured that the Celtic faithful are chanting our songs and are touched by it. The best thing is that they know the entire lyrics."
The football chant was also sung by Thai children from the Good Child Foundation also known as the Thai Tims, made up of children with Down syndrome. The song had been taught to them by Reamonn Gormley, a young Celtic youth team player and avid Celtic fan from Blantyre who had gone to Thailand as a volunteer English language teacher for Good Child Foundation and would use English songs to teach English to them, including, amongst others, Celtic chants. Gormley was stabbed to death upon his return to Blantyre on 1 February 2011. He was just 19. The Thai Tims' videotaped tribute version of "Just Can't Get Enough" citing "Reamonn [Gormley], Jinky Johnstone and Tommy Burns will be smiling down from heaven on all of us" went viral. In memory of Reamonn Gormley, Celtic FC and Celtic Charity Fund released it as a charity single on 8 May 2011 with proceeds going to the Good Child Foundation in Thailand and Crime Stoppers in Scotland. It reached number 30 on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the Scottish Singles Chart.
Adaptations for other football clubs
As it grew in popularity, the song was adapted by fans of other football teams. The first team to adapt it was English Championship side Burnley in January 2011. In February 2011, starting with the 3-2 home win over Aston Villa, then Premier League club Bolton Wanderers used the song when they scored a goal at the Reebok Stadium. Also in February 2011, Liverpool supporters adopted the song as a tribute and encouragement for the club's new Uruguayan attacker Luis Suárez. Asked about the Liverpool supporters' adoption of the song, Depeche Mode's Andrew Fletcher, in spite of being a supporter of rival club Chelsea, acknowledged their creativeness: "It's breathtaking to see the enthusiasm in the stands when they're chanting the song." Finally, he explained that bandmate David Gahan also followed Chelsea, while Martin L. Gore is a fan of Arsenal.
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