Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" is a song originally performed, written and released by British group The Smiths, featured on the compilation albums "Louder than Bombs" and "Hatful of Hollow". It has been covered by several artists, including The Decemberists, Halo Benders, The Dream Academy, OK Go, Deftones, Emilie Autumn, Hootie & the Blowfish, Muse, Kaia Wilson and Kate Walsh. British band Clayhill have covered the song and their version can be heard at the end of the Shane Meadows film "This Is England". Clayhill's version can also be heard at the end of Hollyoaks episode aired 16/05/08, featuring the characters John Paul and Father Keiron. Also, San Francisco alternative rock band Third Eye Blind have covered this song live. Canadian Shoegaze band SIANspheric covered the song on their album, "The Sound of the Colour of the Sun" in a track called "Radiodiffusion." Canadian electronic artist Venetian Snares also sampled the original song in "Nobody Really Understands Anybody".

It is included in the soundtracks of the movies "Pretty in Pink" and "Starter for 10", as well as in the Christmas special finale of UK TV show "Extras", which was broadcast in the UK on 27th December, 2007. It also appears in the prom scene in the film "Never Been Kissed" but was not included on the official soundtrack.

The Dream Academy version

Single infobox
Name = Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

Artist = The Dream Academy
Released = 1985 (UK)
Format = Vinyl record (7" and 12"), cassette tape and CD
Recorded = 1984
Genre = Rock
Length = 3:09
Label = Blanco y Negro
Producer = David Gilmour and Nick Laird-Clowes
Chart position = Uncharted
Reviews =
Last single = "The Love Parade" (1985)
This single = "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" (1985)
Next single = "Indian Summer" (1987)

"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" was a cover version recorded in 1984 by The Dream Academy. The instrumental version of the song is the better known cover version, since it was used in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (during the Art Institute scene) along with "The Edge of Forever". The single wasn't originally included in their debut album, "The Dream Academy" but later appeared on the compilation album, "Somewhere in the Sun... Best of the Dream Academy".

The Art Academy sequence was referenced by Family Guy in the episode The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and uses incidental music that recalls the Dream Academy track.

Track listing

Version one
#"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"
#"In Places on the Run"

Version two
#"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"
#"The Party" (acoustic)
#"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" (instrumental)
#"In Places on the Run" (edit)

External links

* [ Lyrics] Hosted on " [ a Dream Academy Discovery] " fan site.
*youtube|S9vn-Na4_eU|Music video
*youtube|B-8ZJN1dSHI|Music video (The Dream Academy cover)

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