Misty Circles

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"Misty Circles"
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Single by Dead or Alive
from the album Sophisticated Boom Boom
B-side Misty Circles (Instrumental)
Released May 1983
Format Vinyl record (7", 12")
Recorded 1983
Genre New wave
Label Epic
Writer(s) Pete Burns
Wayne Hussey
Mike Percy
Producer(s) Zeus B. Held
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive singles chronology
"The Stranger"
"Misty Circles"
"What I Want"

"Misty Circles" is a song written and recorded by English band Dead or Alive. It was co-produced by the band and Zeus B. Held and released as the first single from Dead or Alive's debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom.


"Misty Circles" was the first song to be released by Dead or Alive after being signed to a major label, Epic Records. The band's prior single releases were issued independently. This song was not very successful, but it managed to peak at number 100 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1984, the song was placed on the B-side of "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)". As both sides earned significant play in American nightclubs, they charted together as a double-sided hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at number four. The band performed it before a live audience on Razzmatazz, which featured Burns in dreadlocks, wearing a Vivienne Westwood outfit and large hat similar to Boy George's then appearance, thus creating some temporary friction between the two performers for short period of time.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7"
No. Title Length
1. "Misty Circles" 3:45
2. "Misty Circles (Instrumental)" 3:44
UK 12"
No. Title Length
1. "Misty Circles (Dance Mix)" 9:14
2. "Misty Circles (Dub Mix)" 6:14
3. "Selfish Side" 2:35

Chart performance[edit]

The single became the group's first entry on the UK Singles Chart in June 1983, as well as their lowest peaking single, charting to #100. Also gaining play in U.S. clubs, it reached #4 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1983.

Chart (1983) Peak
UK Singles Chart 100
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 4

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