Draw of the Cards

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"Draw of the Cards"
Single by Kim Carnes
from the album Mistaken Identity
B-side"Break the Rules Tonite (Out of School)"
ReleasedAugust 23, 1981
Format7" Single, 12" Single
RecordedJanuary 1981
LabelEMI America
  • Kim Carnes
  • Bill Cuomo
  • Dave Ellingson
  • Val Garay
Producer(s)Val Garay
Kim Carnes singles chronology
"Bette Davis Eyes"
"Draw of the Cards"
"Mistaken Identity"

"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 in September 1981.[1]

The music video was directed by Russell Mulcahy, who had also directed the video for "Bette Davis Eyes."

The song failed to match 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 track listing of the retail release (above) differed.

Peak chart positions[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.com. 1981-09-26. Retrieved 2016-10-17.

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