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Icehouse - Can't Help Myself (1980)

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"Can't Help Myself" is the first single released by the Australian synthpop/rock band Flowers, later known as Icehouse. It ...

"Can't Help Myself" is the first single released by the Australian synthpop/rock band Flowers, later known as Icehouse. It was released in May 1980 as a 7" vinyl single on independent label, Regular Records, five months ahead of debut album Icehouse. A 10" vinyl single was released in July and had a cover depicting individual images of band members diagonally across the band's name and the single's title (see infobox at right middle). It peaked at #10 on the Australian Singles Charts.

The music video was filmed in 1980 in a car park in Chatswood, Sydney.

It was also released in the UK on Chrysalis Records in October 1981 as the second single under the band name Icehouse (see infobox at right below) as both a 7" and 10" vinyl single and later in the U.S. as a 7" and 12" single. A remix version by Australian Trance DJ, beXta, was released on the Icehouse album Meltdown in 2002.

In January 2018, as part of Triple M's "Ozzest 100", the 'most Australian' songs of all time, "Can't Help Myself" was ranked number 85.