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John Taylor – I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 20th, 2011


John Taylor (born Nigel John Taylor on June 20,1960 in Birmingham, England) is a British bass guitarist and co-founder of the New Romantic band Duran Duran.

“I Do What I Do (Theme For 9½ Weeks)” was a 1986 single performed by Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, giving his first solo singing performance during a hiatus in Duran Duran’s career ans also features Michael Brecker performing saxophone. It was the main single released from the 9½ Weeks Original Soundtrack.

“I Do What I Do” was co-written by Jonathan Elias, Michael Des Barres and John Taylor, after Des Barres was approached about writing a song for the movie’s soundtrack. It was originally intended to be sung by Lisa Dalbello, but she bowed out at the last minute and John decided he could do the song instead.

The video features John Taylor in a tuxedo, singing the words while watching a private screening of the movie 9½ Weeks. It was directed by Taylor himself.

I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (The Final Cut) 8:04
Remix – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias

I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (Film Mix) 4:19
Mixed By – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias

I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (The Single Mix) 3:44
Mixed By – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1986 I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #23
1986 I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #26


Label: Capitol Records – V-15223
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Cover] – Frank Olinsky
Engineer – Bruce Darby, Larry Alexander, Michael Montes
Percussion [Electronic] – Jimmy Bralower
Photography – Rebecca Blake
Producer – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias
Saxophone – Michael Brecker
Written By – John Taylor, Jonathan Elias, Michael DesBarres

Theme from the film “9 1/2 Weeks”

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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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14 Responses to “John Taylor – I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (US 12″)”

  1. W2BW Says:

    Great! Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Youre welcome =)


  2. Alec Says:

    Thank you for the solo stuff of the Duran Duran guys this week! I’ve been looking for these for a while


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Alec!


  3. Orlando Says:

    Thanks a lot Paul. It’s been a couple movie songs that bring me back to school years. You’re the best. Cheers.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Cheers Orlando!


  4. matt Says:

    you rock. i’ve totally forgotten about this rare classic. and in glorious 12″ too. thank you.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Matt 🙂


  5. Oscar Says:

    This is actually quite different from the version that was actually released on the soundtrack album. In particular, the voice sounds very different. Sounds like a female voice here, where it’s clearly a male voice on the album.


    Oscar Reply:

    I thought I’d heard all the mixes, but it turns out the one marked “Single Mix” is the one on the soundtrack album. Whoever the woman is singing in the other two versions doesn’t get credit anywhere on the 12″ sleeve?


    Ways2BWicked Reply:

    Isn’t the I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (Film Mix)sang by Lisa Dalbello? I know that I’ve heard it in the movie itself.


  6. ric Says:

    My exact thoughts when I first heard the 12″ mixes back in 1986. How come it’s mostly a female voice in most places? The mystery remains till today.
    What is most surprising is this single didn’t crack the Billboard Top 20, and even more shocking is that this same single did not get to sniff the UK Top 40!
    Baffling given John is the most popular Duran member, and on the back of a raunchy hit movie.
    Thanks for another fine rip to strike off another one in my vinyl collection, Paul!


  7. Alan Says:

    The 7″ featured the b-side “Jazz”, which is a beautiful piano piece that sadly never showed up anywhere other than the single. Even when John Taylor was releasing some of his old experimental pieces through his private website, this track never showed up! It could have fit in well on a James Bond soundtrack. Very filmic.


  8. MykeC Says:

    Yes, what Alan said…

    You wouldn’t happen to have the 7″ B-side too, would you? I own it but have no way to play / rip it.


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