What's Your Name?

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What's Your Name?
Song What's Your Name?
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Vince Clarke
Working title "Pretty Boy"
Produced by Depeche Mode
Daniel Miller
Recorded at Blackwing Studios (London)
Length (mm:ss) 2:41
Tempo 157 BPM
Time signature 4
Key A Major
Engineered by Eric Radcliffe
John Fryer
Originally released 6 November 1981
Live performances as Depeche Mode 57 times *
Total live performances 57 times *

"What's Your Name?" is a song from the 1981 album Speak & Spell by Depeche Mode.


Martin Gore and Andrew Fletcher confirmed in a 2005 interview for Channel 4's Popworld and in numerous subsequent interviews that the Clarke-penned 'What's Your Name?' is their least favourite Depeche Mode song.

A working title for this song was "Pretty Boy" and Dave refers to the song by this title during several gigs during the autumn dates of the 1981 Tour.


What's Your Name

Sometimes watch you walk the street at midnight

Sometimes I can feel you in the air

Looking good

Knew you would

All the time I understood

Hey, you're such a pretty boy

Hey, you're such a pretty boy

Hey, you're such a pretty boy

You're so pretty

Everybody seems to look your way now

(Everybody seems to look your way)

Everybody wants to know your name

(Hey, hey, what's your name)

Feeling right

Just tonight

Hear them say you're out of sight

All the boys we got to get together

All the boys together we can stand

We can go

Never know

All the things we need to show

Hey you're such a pretty boy (you're so pretty)

Hey you're such a pretty boy (you're so pretty)

Hey you're such a pretty boy

You're so pretty (p-r-e, double-t-y)

Songwriter: Vince Clarke
Publishing Information: ©1981 Musical Moments Ltd./Sony Music Publishing Ltd.. All rights reserved.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "What's Your Name?"
Main article: List of dates where "What's Your Name?" was played