The Human League

The Human League



The Human League are an English synth-pop[1] band formed in Sheffield in 1977. After signing to Virgin Records in 1979, the band released two albums and a string of singles before attaining widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The album contained four hit singles, including the UK/US number one hit "Don't You Want Me". The band received the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 1982. Further hits followed throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, including "Being Boiled", "Mirror Man", "Fascination", "The Lebanon", "Human" (a US No. 1) and "Tell Me When".

The band began as an avant-garde all-male synthesizer group. The only constant band member since 1977 has been lead singer and songwriter Philip Oakey. Keyboard players Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh both left the band in 1980 to form Heaven 17. Under Oakey's leadership, The Human League then evolved into a commercially successful New Pop band[2] with a new line-up including female vocalists Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley. Since the mid-1990s, the band has essentially been a trio of Oakey, Catherall and Sulley with various sidemen.

Since 1978, the Human League have released nine studio albums, four EPs, 30 singles and several compilation albums. They have had five albums and eight singles in the UK Top 10 and have sold more than 20 million records worldwide.[3][4]



Don't You Want Me
"Don't You Want Me" is a single by British synthpop group The Human League, released on 27 November 1981 as the fourth single from their third studio album Dare (1981).It is the band's best known and most commercially successful recording and was the 1981 Christmas number one in the UK, where it has since sold over 1,560,000 copies, making it the 23rd most successful single in UK Singles Chart history.
Dare (released as Dare!
(Keep Feeling) Fascination
"(Keep Feeling) Fascination" is a 1983 song by the British synthpop group The Human League.
Love and Dancing
Love and Dancing is a remix album released by British synthpop band The Human League in 1982 by Virgin Records.

Photos - The Human League231

Popular Albums26

Album Appearances & References19

Popular Songs32

Song Appearances & References4

Popular Live Albums1

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows3

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers7

Other Music-Related Relationships14

Awards & Nominations2


Band Members8


Spotify - Albums & Singles153


Spotify - Appears On9


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts31

Earlham Park
Norwich, United Kingdom
May 26, 2018
Venue To Be Announced
Bristol, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
June 2, 2018
Kew Gardens
London, United Kingdom
July 13, 2018
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels, Belgium
October 31, 2018
De Effenaar
Eindhoven, Netherlands
November 1, 2018
Utrecht, Netherlands
November 2, 2018
De Oosterpoort
Groningen, Netherlands
November 4, 2018
Grosse Freiheit 36
Hamburg, Germany
November 5, 2018
Aarhus, Denmark
November 6, 2018
Store VEGA
København V, Denmark
November 8, 2018
Göteborg, Sweden
November 9, 2018
Oslo, Norway
November 10, 2018
Huxley's Neue Welt
Berlin, Germany
November 12, 2018
Hannover, Germany
November 13, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
November 14, 2018
E-Werk Köln
Cologne, Germany
November 16, 2018
Kursaal Oostende
Ostende, Belgium
November 17, 2018
De Roma
Antwerp, Belgium
November 18, 2018
Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Westcliff-On-Sea, United Kingdom
November 21, 2018
The Brighton Centre
Brighton, United Kingdom
November 23, 2018
Manchester Arena
Manchester, United Kingdom
November 24, 2018
SEC Armadillo
Glasgow, United Kingdom
November 25, 2018
Newcastle City Hall
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
November 27, 2018
Cambridge Corn Exchange
Cambridge, United Kingdom
November 28, 2018
Bournemouth International Centre
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
November 30, 2018
Arena Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
December 1, 2018
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Cardiff, United Kingdom
December 2, 2018
De Montfort Hall
Leicester, United Kingdom
December 4, 2018
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Nottingham, United Kingdom
December 5, 2018
FlyDSA Arena Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom
December 7, 2018
eventim apollo
London, United Kingdom
December 8, 2018

Affiliated Locations3

Upcoming Concerts