My Mistake

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"My Mistake"
Single by Split Enz
from the album Dizrythmia
B-side "Crosswords"
Released October 1977
Format 7/12" vinyl
Recorded Air Studios, London, 1977
Genre Progressive rock
Length 3:24
Label Mushroom Records
Writer(s) Tim Finn
Eddie Rayner
Producer(s) Geoff Emerick
Split Enz
Split Enz singles chronology
"Another Great Divide"
(1977)
"My Mistake"
(1977)
"Bold as Brass"
(1977)
For the Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye song see My Mistake (Was to Love You).

"My Mistake" is a 1977 song by New Zealand art rock group Split Enz from their studio album Dizrythmia. "My Mistake" was the first Split Enz song to achieve a top 20 chart position, peaking at #15 in Australia and #21 in the band's native New Zealand.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "My Mistake" has a cabaret style. It begins with most of the group in front of a stage playing the music in a dimly lit amphitheatre. Tim Finn walks onto stage and begins to sing. The stage lights up eventually and all the band members can be seen. Throughout the video, Tim Finn performs 'magic tricks' assisted by editing (such as disappearing and appearing items). As is heard on the album version of the song, Finn then scats along with the trumpet solo performed by band member Robert Gillies. At the end of the video, while playing, Gillies' trumpet disappears, and Eddie Rayner's piano disappears as he's playing it.

Track listing[edit]

UK 12" vinyl[edit]

Side A
  1. "My Mistake" - 2:56
  2. "Crosswords" - 3:21
Side B
  1. "The Woman Who Loves You" - 6:46

Standard 7" vinyl[edit]

  1. "My Mistake" - 2:40
  2. "Crosswords" - 3:21

Personnel[edit]

All members of the performing personnel feature in the music video for "My Mistake".

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