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Phil Oakey

Born and bred in Sheffield, Phil co-founded the group "The Human League" in 1977. The groups first single "Being Boiled" was released in 1978 (but would have to wait 4 years before hitting the UK singles chart). October 1979 saw the release of their first album, "Reproduction", complete with a somewhat distasteful album cover. One year later, the ... See full bio »
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 2014 Walking on Sunshine (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - as Philip Oakey)
 2011 Dreams of a Life (Documentary) (writer: "The Things That Dreams Are Made of" - as Philip Oakey)
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2010/I Cyrus (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2009 1981 (writer: "Don't you want me [Trailer]", "Hard Times")
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - as Philip Oakey)
 2008 Faintheart (writer: "Don't You Want Me Baby")
 2008 Lost Islands (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan (writer: "(Keep Feeling) Fascination (Groove Collision TMC Mix)" - as Philip Oakey)
 2007 Ocean's Thirteen (writer: "Don't You Want Me" (1981) - as Philip Oakey)
 2006 Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (Documentary) (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - as Philip Oakley)
 2005 Fever Pitch (writer: " (Keep Feeling) Fascination" (1983) - as Philip Oakey)
 2001 Made in Sheffield (Documentary) (writer: "Being Boiled", "Circus of Death", "Empire State Human", "Don't You Want Me")
 2000 The Low Down (writer: - as Philip Oakey) / (writer: "Love Action (I Believe in Love)")
 1989 Longtime Companion (writer: "Things That Dreams Are Made Of" - as Philip Oakley)
 1984 The Wild Life (writer: "MIRROR MAN")
 1984 Electric Dreams (lyrics: "Together In Electric Dreams") / (performer: "Together In Electric Dreams")
 1982 Remembrance (writer: "Things That Dreams Are Made Of")
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Other Works:

Duet with Giorgio Moroder: "Together in Electric Dreams", used in the movie _Electric Dreams" (1984)_. See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Human League | Human League | Philip Oakey

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We couldn't possibly have done what we did without punk. Until then, the bands that we really liked, the Curved Airs and the Yeses and the Genesises, they were skilled musicians, they were people who'd read the Bert Weedon songbook for eight years. And punk came along, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, but the point was that they just went out and did it. They learned how to do it, they were on a stage... See more »


Worked as a hospital porter at Fullwood Annexe Hospital, Sheffield, in 1978, before he became famous. See more »

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