I Beg Your Pardon

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"I Beg Your Pardon"
Single by Kon Kan
from the album Move to Move
Released 1988
Format 7", 12"
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 3:59
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Barry Harris, Joe South
Producer(s) Tom Gerencser
Kon Kan singles chronology
"I Beg Your Pardon"
"Harry Houdini"

"I Beg Your Pardon" (also titled as "I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)") is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the first single from their 1989 debut album Move to Move.

The song contains various samples of other songs, including Lynn Anderson's 1971 hit "Rose Garden", as well as samples of GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)" and Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie". Recreated samples of Spagna's "Call Me" and the opening bars of the theme from the film The Magnificent Seven are also present in the song.

The song was a hit, reaching the top twenty in a number of countries including the UK, where it peaked at #5.[1]


Chart (1988/89) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 19
Dutch Singles Chart 3
German Singles Chart 8
New Zealand Singles Chart 7
UK Singles Chart 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play [2] 3


  1. ^ "KON KAN | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 148.