Human League

"['Dare' was] a very interesting album. My wife and I were in England to see the Police on [UK television show] 'Top of the Pops', and I heard 'Don't You Want Me' – I thought, 'What a fantastic record!' Virgin was putting it out there, and Richard Branson told me, 'I don't know if it's a hit.' I said, 'I'm telling you, it is.' It was an outstanding song – it still gets put in movies – and 'Dare' proved to be an important record at the time."--Jerry Moss


The Human League was signed to Virgin Records. Virgin had a deal with A&M to distribute the Human League's records in the U.s.

Human League's "Don't You Want Me" was featured in a Swiffer television commercial.

The Human League was the first British artist on A&M Records to reach #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart with "Don't You Want Me."

The single "Human" became A&M Records' 100th Top 10 hit on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.


A&M Records' Greatest Hits. Matt Diehl. Rolling Stone, September 7, 2012.

Recording Years / Label
1981-1990 -  A&M Records
1981-1986 -  Virgin Records
Name Member Years Instruments
Ian Burden synthesizer
Jo Callis synthsizer
Joanne Catherall vocals
Philip Adrian Wright vocals, synthsizer
Philip Oakey vocals, synthesizer
Susanne Sulley vocals
Name Birth Death
Ian Burden 1957-12-24
Jo Callis 1955-05-02
Joanne Catherall 1962-09-18
Philip Adrian Wright 1956-06-30
Philip Oakey 1955-10-02
Susanne Sulley 1963-03-22

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