Kinky Boots (song)

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"Kinky Boots" is a 1960s song written by Herbert Kretzmer and David Lee, and recorded by Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman, stars of the television series The Avengers.

"Kinky Boots"
Kinky Boots - Avengers.jpg
Cover of the 1990 CD reissue
Single by Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman
ReleasedFebruary 1964
Format7" single
LabelDecca Records
Songwriter(s)Herbert Kretzmer, David Lee

The music was commissioned by Ned Sherrin for the satirical TV series That Was the Week That Was and used in a sequence featuring the titular footwear (then fashionable). Lyrics were later added for a recording by Macnee and Blackman, released by Decca in February 1964. The song was not initially a hit, but a 1990 re-release reached the top ten of the British Singles Chart in December of that year, after the song was promoted by BBC Radio One DJ Simon Mayo.[1] The single peaked at No.5 (on Deram records label KINKY 1) and remained on the chart for seven weeks.[2] Prior to this, in 1977, it was placed at No.22 in the "Bottom 30" of Kenny Everett's World's Worst Wireless Show.[3] The song is quite short: just one minute and thirty-seven seconds long.

Track listing[edit]

1990 CD single reissue[4]
1."Kinky Boots" (Patrick Macnee & Honor Blackman)Lee/Kretzmer1:40
2."Let's Keep It Friendly" (Patrick Macnee & Honor Blackman)Lee/Kretzmer2:23
3."I Wish I Never Loved You" (Honor Blackman)Raymonde/Hawker3:03
4."Men Will Deceive You" (Honor Blackman)Stellman/Gainsbourg2:28


  1. ^ Chapman, James (2002). Saints and Avengers: British Adventure Series of the 1960s. I.B.Tauris. p. 253. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  2. ^ Chartstats - "Kinky Boots" UK Chart details
  3. ^ "Kenny Everett's World's Worst Wireless Show :: Show #4". Feb 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  4. ^ Kinky Boots (sleeve notes). Patrick Macnee & Honor Blackman. Deram. 1990. KINCD1.

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