"I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" was the first single to chart by Genesis. The single was first released in August of 1973, but did not become a hit until 1974, when it hit number 21 in the UK Singles Chart. The song had been in Genesis's live set for years, but was not recorded in the studio until 1973.
"I Know What I Like" is the second track on the Selling England by the Pound album. Betty Swanwick's painting The Dream, was used for the Selling England by the Pound album cover and also provided inspiration for the lyrics of the song. Peter Gabriel's lyrics tell the story of a young man who mows lawns for a living and does not want to grow up and do great things, as he is content where he is.
"I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)' remains the band's biggest hit from the Peter Gabriel era of Genesis without Phil Collins singing lead vocals.