Imagination (Belouis Some song)

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Imagination cover art.jpg
Single by Belouis Some
from the album Some People
Released 1985
Format 7" single, 12" single
Length 3:32
Label Parlophone Records
Writer(s) Belouis Some
Producer(s) Steve Thompson, Michael Barbiero
Belouis Some singles chronology
"Target Practice"
"Some People"

"Imagination" is a 1985 single by British artist Belouis Some, from his 1985 debut album Some People. Upon its first release in the UK in 1985, the song only managed to chart at #50, but a re-release proved more successful, hitting the Top 20 and peaking at #17 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1986.[1] In the U.S., the song reached #88 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1985.

A music video was produced for "Imagination", and was directed by Storm Thorgerson. It caused controversy as it contained full frontal nudity.[2]

The song was covered by Harry as part of the album The Trouble with... Harry in 2003. It was used as a soundtrack for a humorous Barclay's Bank advertisement in the 1980s, as well as the 1987 movie "Ghost Chase".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
Belgian Singles Chart (Vl)[3] 40
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Chart[4] 25
German Singles Chart[5] 48
Italian Singles Chart[6] 7
Swiss Singles Chart[7] 30
UK Singles Chart[8] 50
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9] 88
U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Singles Chart[10] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Chart[11] 42
Chart (1986) Peak
Irish Singles Chart[12] 16
New Zealand Singles Chart[13] 38
UK Singles Chart[14] 17
Chart (1995) Peak
UK Singles Chart[15] 95