I’m Not Scared Eighth Wonder
Song Title: I’m Not Scared
Artist: Eighth Wonder
Date of release: 20th of February 1988
Description: ” I’m Not Scared ” is by Eighth Wonder, who were an English pop band. Formed in London, England, in 1983, the band consisted of lead singer Patsy Kensit, Jamie Kensit ( Patsy’s brother ), Steve Grantley and Geoff Beauchamp.
They had success in the mid to late 80s, with singles reaching Number One in Japan and Italy between 1985 and 1987. They also had chart success in Europe and the United Kingdom in 1988. In 1989 the band split, with Patsy Kensit focusing on her acting and modeling career.
The song was written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, better known as the Pet Shop Boys, the hugely successful English synthpop duo. They are credited by The Guinness Book of Records as the most successful duo in UK music history, with sales in excess of 50 million records worldwide.
Production for the single was by Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe and Phil Harding. Phil is an English audio engineer, producer and remixer. He has worked with artists such as Mel and Kim, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys and Kylie Minogue.
” I’m Not Scared ” was released on the 20th of February 1988 by record label CBS ( Universal Music Group ) and taken as the first single from Eighth Wonder’s 1988 debut Album Fearless. The Album peaked at number 47 on the UK Albums Chart and was their only UK release, it featured six UK-issued singles. In January 2010 Fearless was reissued in the UK, complete with five bonus tracks, by Cherry Red Records.
Lead singer Patsy Kensit was given the lead female role in the film version of Absolute Beginners. The adaptation, based on the book by Colin MacInnes, also featured the late David Bowie and Sade, the Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter. Two years later, Patsy’s band Eighth Wonder had two UK Top 40 singles which included ” I’m Not Scared ” and ” Cross My Heart “.
In 1989 this single was featured in the 1989 film Lethal Weapon 2, the American cop action comedy film. Along with Patsy, the film starred Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci , Derrick O’Connor and Joss Ackland.
The accompanying music video for ” I’m Not Scared ” was directed by Andy Morahan, who has directed videos for George Michael, Geri Halliwell, David Gray, Sugababes, AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses.
The song was a commercial success for Eighth Wonder. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 20th of February 1988 and reached a peak of number 7. It spent 3 weeks in the top ten and a total of 13 weeks on the UK chart.
The song also charted in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 7
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 20, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 16, France (SNEP) 8, Germany (Official German Charts) 5, Greek Singles Chart 4, Irish IRMA Singles Chart 14, Italian Singles Chart 1, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 27, Portuguese Singles Chart 2, Spain (AFYVE) 2, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
Official Website: Patsykensit.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/PatsyKensitOfficial
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/EighthWonder