What's Your Name?

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What's Your Name?
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Working title
'Pretty Boy'
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Blackwing Studios (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
2:41
Tempo
157 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
A Major
Engineering
Eric Radcliffe
John Fryer
Originally released
November 6, 1981
Played live
56 times *
Total live plays
56 times *

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

Notes

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.

Lyrics


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.

Dates with available recordings of What's Your Name?

There are currently 26 recordings of What's Your Name? available.

Dates where What's Your Name? was played

1981 Tour

What's Your Name? was played 18 times during this tour.

1982 See You Tour

What's Your Name? was played 38 times during this tour.

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • What's Your Name? was not played during this tour.