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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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 2015 Master of None (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hot Ticket (2015) ... (writer: "Love Action (I Believe in Love)")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ryan Reynolds/Terrence Howard/Kelly Clarkson (2015) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2015 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Being Boiled")
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- En la escalera mecánica (2014) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Please Like Me (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sausage Sizzle (2014) ... (writer: "Together in Electric Dream" - as Philip Oakey)
 2014 Walking on Sunshine (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2014 Doctors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Electric Dreams (2014) ... (performer: "Together in Electric Dreams" - uncredited)
 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2013 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La tentación está arriba (2013) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2012 Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (TV Movie) (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 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's One-Shot Parody Special (TV Movie) (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (lyrics: "Together in Electric Dreams" - uncredited) / (performer: "Together in Electric Dreams" - uncredited)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: " (Keep Feeling) Fascination" - uncredited)
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blame It on the Alcohol (2011) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2010 Worried About the Boy (TV Movie) (writer: "Empire State Human")
 2010/I Cyrus (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2009 1981 (writer: "Don't you want me [Trailer]", "Hard Times")
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All In (2009) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 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)
 2008 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me Baby" - uncredited)
 2007 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joyce and Sharon Monroe (2007) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2007 Ocean's Thirteen (writer: "Don't You Want Me" (1981) - as Philip Oakey)
 2007 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (Video Game) (as Philip Oakey, "Don't You Want Me")
 2006 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- George Michael: I'm Your Man (2006) ... (writer: "Shoot The Dog")
 2006 Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (Documentary) (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - as Philip Oakley)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (performer: "Together In Electric Dreams") / (writer: "Together In Electric Dreams", "Love Action (I Believe in Love)")
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1982 (2005) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2005 Fever Pitch (writer: " (Keep Feeling) Fascination" (1983) - as Philip Oakey)
 2004 The Mighty Boosh (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Electro (2004) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "(Keep Feeling) Fascination")
 2001 Made in Sheffield (Documentary) (writer: "Being Boiled", "Circus of Death", "Empire State Human", "Don't You Want Me")
 2001 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 28 June 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 3 May 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2000 Night Fever (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.5 (2000) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2000 The Low Down (writer: - as Philip Oakey) / (writer: "Love Action (I Believe in Love)")
 2000 God, the Devil and Bob (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bob Gets Greedy (2000) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me?")
 1999 The King of Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I, Candy (1999) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 1981-1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Tell Me When")
- Episode dated 25 December 1981 (1981) ... (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")
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982)
- Teachers (1982) ... (lyrics: "Don't You Want Me") / (music: "Don't You Want Me")
 1982 Remembrance (writer: "Things That Dreams Are Made Of")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Human League | Human League | Philip Oakey

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Personal Quote:

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 »


Oakey was educated at King Edward VII school in Sheffield. See more »

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