“Wot’s It to Ya” is the third single by American musician Robbie Nevil from his self-titled debut album, released as a single in May 1987 by Manhattan Records. It peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The song is about an ex who jilted the singer and then wants to know how he’s been, to which the reply is “wot’s it to ya”. At the end of recording the album, Nevil thought had finished, having cut all the songs. He said that producer Alex Sadkin said “You know what? We still don’t have it.” I’d be like, “We still don’t have what?” And he goes, “We still don’t have the first single.” Sadkin told Nevil “Always come from the school of you don’t have your first single, and always try to the bitter end to come up with something even better.” Therefore, “Wot’s It to Ya” was written, even though in the end it wasn’t released as the first single. The song features a harmonica solo by Judd Lander.
Robbie Nevil is Robbie Nevil’s first album, released in 1986. It peaked at #37 on the Billboard 200, remaining on the chart for 46 weeks. The album produced three Billboard Top 20 pop singles: “C’est La Vie” (#2), “Dominoes” (#14) and “Wot’s It to Ya” (#10). In the United Kingdom, the album was retitled C’est […]
|Keyboards||John van Tongeren|
|Background Vocals||Carol Kenyon|
|Background Vocals||Chris Thompson|
|Background Vocals||Elaine Griffiths|
|Background Vocals||Fiona Griffiths|
|Background Vocals||Miriam Stockley|
|Background Vocals||Stevie Lange|
|Background Vocals||Tommy Faragher|