Art for Art's Sake (song)

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"Art for Art's Sake"
Single by 10cc
from the album How Dare You!
B-side "Get it While You Can"
Released November 1975
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Art rock
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
10cc singles chronology
"I'm Not in Love"
"Art for Art's Sake"
"I'm Mandy Fly Me"

"Art for Art's Sake" is a single by 10cc released in 1975. It was taken from the How Dare You! album.[1] It reached No. 5 on the UK singles chart.

The title of the song derives from the fact that Graham Gouldman's father, Hymie Gouldman, often used to say "Art for art's sake, money for God's sake, okay".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975/6) Peak
UK Singles Chart[3][4] 5
Irish Singles Chart[5] 4


  1. ^ "Art for Art's Sake". allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Art for Arts Sake -10cc". Songfacts. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 
  3. ^ " search results". Retrieved 11 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Chart Stats - 10cc - Art for Art's Sake". Retrieved 11 January 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ " search results". Retrieved 11 January 2009. 

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