Mistaken Identity (Kim Carnes album)

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Mistaken Identity
Kim Carnes - Mistaken Identity.jpg
Original cover art
Studio album by Kim Carnes
Released April 1981
Recorded December 15, 1980 – January 12, 1981[1]
Studio Record One (Los Angeles, CA)
Genre Pop rock, adult contemporary
Length 40:13
Label EMI America
Producer Val Garay
Kim Carnes chronology
Romance Dance
(1980)Romance Dance1980
Mistaken Identity
Alternate cover
Singles from Mistaken Identity
  1. "Bette Davis Eyes"
    Released: March 10, 1981
  2. "Draw of the Cards"
    Released: 1981
  3. "Mistaken Identity"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 starslink

Mistaken Identity is the sixth studio album by Kim Carnes released in the spring of 1981. It was one of 1981's biggest albums and produced Billboard's #1 song for the entire year, "Bette Davis Eyes". It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

The album spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard magazine's Top Albums chart, and was subsequently certified Platinum. The album spawned three singles, "Bette Davis Eyes", "Draw of the Cards" and the title track, which peaked at #1, #28 and #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, respectively.

The Mistaken Identity Tour found Carnes at the peak of success, selling out arenas and large venues.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Bette Davis Eyes"Donna Weiss, Jackie DeShannon3:47
2."Hit and Run"Weiss, DeShannon3:17
3."Mistaken Identity"Kim Carnes4:49
4."When I'm Away from You"Frankie Miller3:36
5."Draw of the Cards"Dave Ellingson, Bill Cuomo, Val Garay, Carnes4:54
Side two
6."Break the Rules Tonite (Out of School)"Dave Ellingson, Wendy Waldman, Carnes3:17
7."Still Hold On"Eric Kaz, Dave Ellingson, Wendy Waldman, Carnes4:39
8."Don't Call It Love"Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford3:09
9."Miss You Tonight"Carnes5:09
10."My Old Pals"Richard Stekol3:19

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[2] 3
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 36
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[4] 4
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[5] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[6] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 26
US Billboard 200[8] 1

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[9] Gold 824,400[10]


  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Kim-Carnes-Mistaken-Identity/release/2419773
  2. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Kim Carnes | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Kim Carnes Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  9. ^ "French album certifications – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  10. ^ "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr. SNEP. Archived from the original on 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2011-08-31.