Don't Wanna Do This

Don't Wanna Do This
"Don't Wanna Do This"
Single by Divinyls
B-side "Asphyxiated"
Released November 24, 2007
Format CD single, Digital download
Genre Rock
Length 2:51
Label Universal Records
Writer(s) Christina Amphlett, Cameron McGlinchey
Producer Andrew McManus
Divinyls singles chronology
"For a Good Time"
"Don't Wanna Do This"

"Don't Wanna Do This" is a song by Australian rock duo Divinyls. It was released in 2007 as their comeback single after a decade long hiatus, during which they unofficially disbanded. This was also the first time Divinyls had released a digitally downloadable single, as their last single release was in 1997, before digital downloads existed.


In 2006, Divinyls were inducted into the Australian ARIA Hall of Fame. To coincide with their induction, a compilation album Greatest Hits was released and within a year Divinyls had signed a new record deal with Universal Records. They recruited former manager Andrew McManus, who had most notably worked with the band in the early 1990s, during which Divinyls scored their biggest hit and signature song "I Touch Myself".

Christina Amphlett and Mark McEntee, who were the foundations of Divinyls, had been estranged from one another since they disbanded a decade earlier. Nevertheless, they reunited and began the plans for a return. "Don't Wanna Do This" was written by Amphlett and former Rogue Traders drummer Cameron McGlinchey. Of McGlinchey and writing the song Amphlett said "He was playing in this rock band and he'd leave me notes, he wanted me to write with him for about a year. I thought he was just this rock guy, then I found out he was in Rogue Traders."[1]

The B-side single "Asphyxiated" was written by Mark McEntee and conveyed a darker sound than what Divinyls had been known for. "It's all the things you love about Mark's playing", Amphlett said of the song. "It shouldn't be overlooked. It's dark but it's that other side of Divinyls. It's why Mark and I are together, it's that thing we have. A lot of the new songs are about killing and death. We can write about negative shit now. We used to get told "You can't do that", now it's all death and darkness."[2]

Track listing

Australian CD Single[3]
  1. "Don't Wanna Do This" - 2:51
  2. "Asphyxiated" - 3:42
Digital Download single[4]
  1. "Don't Wanna Do This"
  2. "Asphyxiated"


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