I Predict

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"I Predict"
Sparks - I Predict.jpg
Single by Sparks
from the album Angst in My Pants
B-side "Moustache"
Released 1982
Format 7", 12"
Genre New wave[1]
Length 2:56
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Ron Mael, Russell Mael
Producer(s) Mack
Sparks singles chronology
"Funny Face"
"I Predict"
"Cool Places"
"Funny Face"
"I Predict"
"Cool Places"

"I Predict" is a song by the Los Angeles new wave band Sparks. It was released in 1982 as the only single from Angst in My Pants, although an effort was made to release "Eaten by the Monster of Love" as a second single. The group promoted the single with a typically eclectic performance on Saturday Night Live. They also performed "Mickey Mouse", another Angst in My Pants track.


A music video made to accompany the single featured Ron Mael in drag doing a striptease. The music video is sometimes credited to David Lynch,[2] the book Talent is an Asset: The Story of Sparks credits the video to be done by Steve and Doug Martin in the style of Lynch.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Predict" — 2:56
  2. "Moustache" — 3:32


  • Russell Mael - Vocals
  • Ron Mael - Keyboards and Synthesizers
  • Leslie Bohem - Bass guitar and additional background vocals.
  • Bob Haag - Guitar and additional background vocals.
  • David Kendrick - Drums.
  • James Goodwin - Synthesizers
  • Mack - Synthesizer programming

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 60


  1. ^ "Sparks - I Predict". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Thompson, David. "I Predict". AllMusic. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ Easlea 2009, p. 185.


  • Easlea, Daryl (2009). Talent Is An Asset: The Story of Sparks. Omnibus Press. ISBN 978 1 84772 781 7. 

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