Draw of the Cards

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"Draw of the Cards"
Single by Kim Carnes
from the album Mistaken Identity
Released 1981
Format 7" Single, 12" Single
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 4:53
Label EMI America
Writer(s) Kim Carnes, Bill Cuomo, Dave Ellingson, Val Garay
Producer(s) Val Garay

"Draw of the Cards" is a 1981 single release from Kim Carnes's Platinum-plus Mistaken Identity album.

The single reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The music video for the song is directed by Russell Mulcahy, who previous directed the "Bette Davis Eyes" video.

The song failed to emulate the chart success of its predecessor, "Bette Davis Eyes", stopping short of the Top 20 in many of the countries where her previous hit had reached pole position.

Format and track listings[edit]

7" Single
  • A "Draw of the Cards" (3:58)
  • B "Break the Rules Tonite (Out of School)" (3:15)
12" Single
  • A "Draw of the Cards" (Special Long Version) (6:53)
  • B "Break the Rules Tonite (Out of School)" (3:15 )


  • The US 12" promo of "Draw of the Cards" was billed as "The long and short version" and credited to Kim Carnes and the Hate Boys. The tracklisting of the retail release (above) differed.

Peak chart positions[edit]

  • #28 U.S.
  • #42 Canada
  • #49 UK
  • #35 West Germany
  • #13 Switzerland
  • #16 Austria

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