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I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – White Stripes

The White Stripes took this cover version into the UK top 40 for three weeks in 2003.

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This week in 2003, I just don’t know what to do with myself by the White Stripes entered the UK singles chart at its highest position of number 13. After one week at its peak position, the song spent two more weeks in the top 40 and then left the chart.

I just don’t know what to do with myself was released on the XL Recordings record label and was the fifth of thirteen top 40 hits for the White Stripes in the UK. It was taken from the double-platinum-selling album Elephant, which spent two weeks at the top of the UK albums chart.

The original version of the song was recorded by Tommy Hunt in 1962 but it did not enter the UK chart. But a cover version by Dusty Springfield did enter the chart two years later, in 1964, peaking at number 3.

More music from the White Stripes


UK singles chart for the week ending 13 September 2003

  1. Where is the love?Black Eyed Peas

  2. White flagDido

  3. Are you ready for love (remix)Elton John

  4. Baby boyBig Brovaz

  5. BreatheBlu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul

  6. Wildest dreamsIron Maiden

  7. Pretty green eyesUltrabeat

  8. Like glueSean Paul

  9. Silence is easyStarsailor

  10. Miss independentKelly Clarkson


  1. I just don’t know what to do with myselfWhite Stripes

  2. Sympathy for the devilRolling Stones

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