Amateur Hour

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For the radio or television show, see The Original Amateur Hour.
"Amateur Hour"
German 7" single
Single by Sparks
from the album Kimono My House
B-side Lost & Found
Released 1974
Format 7", 45rpm
Length 3:37
Label Island
Writer(s) Ron Mael
Producer(s) Muff Winwood
Sparks singles chronology
"This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us"
"Amateur Hour"
"Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth"
Music sample

"Amateur Hour" is a song by Sparks. It was released as the second single from their 1974 album Kimono My House. A rerecording was produced in 1997 for the retrospective Plagiarism album. This new version was given a complete electronic synthpop overhaul and was performed with Erasure.

On 25 June 2009 the song "Amateur Hour" was featured in a stunt when UK magician and mentalist Mark Cairns predicted that radio personality George Lamb would choose the Sparks song in a free choice from a list of 100 tracks that had been recently played on Lambs BBC 6 Music show.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Amateur Hour" — 3:37
  2. "Lost And Found" — 3:21


Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
U.K. Singles Chart 7
German Singles Chart 12
Irish Singles Chart 19


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