Chance (Act song)

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Act Chance.jpg
UK 12" sleeve
Single by Act
from the album Laughter, Tears and Rage
B-side "Winner 88"
Released February 1988 (1988-02)
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1987
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:17
Label ZTT
Writer(s) Act
Producer(s) Trevor Horn, Act, Stephen Lipson
Act singles chronology
"Absolutely Immune"
"I Can't Escape from You"

"Chance" is the third single by Act. It was released by ZTT Records in February 1988, but was quickly withdrawn. This may have something to do with the 12" mix containing an unauthorised sample of ABBA's "Take a Chance on Me". ZTT promptly released the band's fourth single "I Can't Escape from You" a month later.

Two mixes (the full-length 12" version and an instrumental mix) of B-side "Winner 88" were eventually released on the box set version of the 2004 reissue of Laughter, Tears and Rage. This also contained a previously unreleased remix of "Chance" itself, as well as the standard album and single mixes, but not the withdrawn version containing the ABBA sample.

The track opens with a sample of Ryan O'Neal's dialogue from the 1985 film Fever Pitch.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Thomas Leer and Claudia Brücken.

7" vinyl[edit]

  • UK: ZTT / BET1
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Chance" 4:17
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Winner 88" (Edit) 3:27

12" vinyl[edit]

  • UK: ZTT / BETT1
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "12/1 Chance" 7:52
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Winner 88x" 6:18
2. "(We Give You Another) Chance" 4:19