Music / Divinyls

"I don't want anybody else,
When I think about you, I touch myself.
Ooh, I don't want anybody else,
Oh no, oh no, oh no."
—"I Touch Myself"

Divinyls were an Australian band who were quite Australia! Outside of the Land Down Under, however, they're one-hit wonders.

That being said, as one-hit-wonders go, theirs is certainly... memorable, to say the least, and still incredibly popular- so all in all, not a bad result.

They formed in Sydney in 1980, and initially continued until 1996. In 2006, they reformed for three years and recorded some new songs, before finally dissolving permanently in 2009. Its original two members were Christina Amphlett and Mark McEntee, with a huge supporting cast. Their other hits include Love School, Make Out Alright, Science Fiction, Good Die Young and I'm on Your Side.

They had a total of five albums, all of which made it onto the top 50 of the Australian album charts, and three of which were in the top ten.

Singer Chrissy Amphlett died of breast cancer on 21 April 2013. She was 53.

  • Desperate (1983)
  • What A Life! (1985)
  • Temperamental (1988)
  • DiVinyls (1991)
  • Underworld (1996)

I don't want anybody else. When I think about you, I use these tropes: