Kissing with Confidence

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"Kissing with Confidence"
Single by Carly Simon and Will Powers
from the album Dancing for Mental Health
Released 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop, Adult contemporary
Length 3:54
Carly Simon chronology
"You Know What to Do"
"Kissing with Confidence"
"Tired of Being Blonde"
Will Powers chronology
"Kissing with Confidence"
"Adventures in Success"

"Kissing with Confidence" is a song by Will Powers (the stage name/persona of photographer-turned-singer Lynn Goldsmith) from her 1983 album Dancing for Mental Health.[1] It was written by Goldsmith, Jacob Brackman, Nile Rodgers, Todd Rundgren, and Steve Winwood. Goldsmith used a voice recorder to sound like a man.

Mixed by Rundgren, it was released as a single in the UK, peaking at #17 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] Carly Simon was the uncredited lead singer.[3]

Track listings and formats[edit]

7" single[4]
  • "Kissing With Confidence" – 3:54
  • "All Thru History" – 4:08
12" single[4]
  • "Kissing With Confidence" (Extended Version) – 5:31
  • "Kissing With Confidence (Dub Version)" – 6:40


  1. ^ "Dancing for Mental Health". Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  2. ^ Will Powers UK chart history, The Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - Kissing With Confidence". Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b Kissing With Confidence at Discogs (list of releases)

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