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"I Got You" is a 1979 song by New Zealand rock group Split Enz from their studio album True Colours. Split Enz's most commercially successful single, "I Got You" was written by Neil Finn and released in late 1979. In 2001, it was voted 11th best New Zealand song of all time by APRA.

"I Got You"
I Got You Split Enz.jpg
Single by Split Enz
from the album True Colours
B-side"Double Happy"
Format7" vinyl
RecordedArmstrong Studios, Melbourne, 1979
GenreNew wave[2]
LabelMushroom Records, Melbourne
Songwriter(s)Neil Finn
Producer(s)David Tickle
Split Enz singles chronology
"I Got You"
"I Hope I Never"
Audio sample



Reviewed in Roadrunner at the time of release, it was said the song, "positively drips with appeal that only philistines could fail to appreciate," and asked readers to buy a copy as, "it deserves to be a hit."[3]

Music videoEdit

The video clip features Neil Finn standing in a room with the other band members performing in a framed picture on the wall behind him.

Chart historyEdit

Track listingEdit

  1. "I Got You" - 3:24
  2. "Double Happy" - 3:15


Cover versionsEdit

"I Got You" has been recorded by Vitamin C and The Connells.[14]

Pearl Jam, Marilyn Manson, Something for Kate and Semisonic are among the artists who have played the song live.


  1. ^ "I Got You - Discogs". Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ Cateforis, Theo (2011). Are We Not New Wave? : Modern Pop at the Turn of the 1980s (PDF). University of Michigan Press. p. 163. ISBN 0-472-03470-7.
  3. ^ Robertson, Donald (1980). "45's". Roadrunner. Parkside, SA: 22.
  4. ^ Kent, David. Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W. (1993). ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "RPM Canadian Charts". Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – I Got You". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. ^ "New Zealand Charts". Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  8. ^ "UK Chart Stats". Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Split Enz - Chart history". Billboard. 4 October 1980.
  10. ^ (4 October 1980) Cash Box Top 100 Singles
  11. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  12. ^ Official Top 40 Singles
  13. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  14. ^ Tannis Root Presents: Freedom of Choice on

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