Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat is the thirteenth album by Sparks. Released in 1984, it was not very well received and failed to capitalise on the commercial success of their 1983 album In Outer Space. The album developed the light synthpop sound of In Outer Space but with slightly darker lyrics revolving around Ron Mael's favourite subject matter: relationships.
Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat did not chart in the US in spite of the popularity of their 1983 album In Outer Space. In UK, where the group hadn't charted since 1979, the album was also unsuccessful.
Three singles were lifted from the album. The lead single; "With All My Might" reached #104 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and made the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart; where it peaked at #28. The other two singles were "Pretending To Be Drunk" and "Progress", which were extended, remixed and released as club promos.