What Do You Want from Me? (Monaco song)

What Do You Want from Me? (Monaco song)

Infobox Single
Name = What Do You Want From Me?
Caption =
Artist = Monaco
from Album = "Music for Pleasure"
A-side =
B-side =
Released = 24 February 1997
Format =
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:07
Label = Polydor Records
Writer = Peter Hook, David Potts
Producer =
Certification =
Chart position = * #11 (UK singles chart)
Last single =
This single = What Do You Want From Me?
(1997)
Next single = "Sweet Lips"
(1997)
Misc. =

"What Do You Want From Me?" is the most popular single by New Order bassist Peter Hook's band Monaco. Released in 1997 from the band's debut album "Music for Pleasure", it peaked at number 11 on the UK singles chart. The band released two further singles from the album, but this remains the most successful. A music video was also shot for the song.

Music Video

The music video for the song features group members Peter Hook and David Potts enteringa fancy casino, along with many other glamorous people, including two women who appear to be with the two, two gothic-looking characters(male and female), a midget, and a glamorous-lookingwoman. As Potts plays roulette with a group of people, Hook plays his bass and sings beneaththe glass table. Just before the chorus, Hook appears outside and Potts assists in singing the chorus from underneath the glass. Later on, two back-up singers also appear underneath the glass. At another table, a dealer hands Hook some cards. He sneaks a peek at them as he sings. When he wins, the midget, along with many other people, appear at the table. The midget jumps up and down, cheering. The band then appear in a white room performing the song and also at what appears to be the front of the casino. The guests continue to enjoy themselves and the glamorous looking woman who entered with the midget throws something away in the trash. The midget appears in another part of the casino playing the featured piano solo while the gothic-looking man sits with the gothic-looking woman. He gestures to her as if to say he needs to be excused and goes off with the glamorous-looking woman as his former date looks on. Later on, a man grabs a woman's behind and she shoos him away while the back-up singers sing in to a microphone in another part of the casino. A woman kisses the midget on the head and another man has a drink poured on him by a woman as the band continues to play in the white room. At the end, the four women featured in the video leave the hotel smiling and Hook and Potts follow them out.


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