FEET 17

Last Modified: September 21, 2010

FEET 17 United Kingdom Cover

Overview

The Beat
Can't Get Used To Losing You (1983 Remix)
United Kingdom
7-inch

Description

With the Beat's success on the UK charts in a decline, the obvious strategy of pushing a love-themed song is used. The problem with this was that Special Beat Service does not contain a suitable song for this. Consequently, a song that had never been released as a single from a prior LP, I Just Can't Stop It, was given a slight touch up and pushed as the band's next single.

The problem with this move was that many already owned the original version of this song. This likely hindered sales of the single in the UK. In the USA however, people were largely unexposed to the song from the first time around. Sales there were far better.

The divergence between the 1983 remix and the original version of "Can't Get Used To Losing You" is very slight. Some plucky strings in the background and a mellower guitar are the most noticeable changes.

"Spar Wid Me" is taken straight from the Special Beat Service LP.

Tracks

  1. Can't Get Used To Losing You (1983 Remix Version)
  2. Spar Wid Me

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