Harry Houdini (song)

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"Harry Houdini"
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Single by Kon Kan
from the album Move to Move
Released 1988
Format 7", 12"
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 3:49
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Barry Harris
Producer(s) Barry Harris, Jon Lind
Kon Kan singles chronology
"I Beg Your Pardon"
(1988)
"Harry Houdini"
(1988)
"Puss N' Boots/These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
(1989)

"I Beg Your Pardon"
(1988)
"Harry Houdini"
(1988)
"Puss N' Boots/These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
(1989)

"Harry Houdini" (also titled as "Arts in 'D' Minor/Harry Houdini") is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the second single from their 1989 debut album Move to Move. The song did not match the success of their previous single "I Beg Your Pardon", managing to just scrape into the top forty in their native Canada at #39. In the UK, the song reached #88. In New Zealand, the song peaked at #14 in September 1989.[1]

The song contains a sample of "White Lines" by Grandmaster Melle Mel[2] and an interpolation of Blondie's "The Tide Is High".[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart 39
New Zealand Singles Chart 14
UK Singles Chart 88

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