Spy in the House of Love (song)

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"Spy in the House of Love"
Single by Was (Not Was)
from the album What Up, Dog?
Released July 1987
February 1988 (Re-release)
Genre Pop rock, funk
Length 4:18
Label Chrysalis (US)
Fontana/Phonogram (UK)
Songwriter(s) David Was, Don Was
Producer(s) Paul Staveley O'Duffy
Was (Not Was) singles chronology
"Robot Girl"
(1986)
"Spy in the House of Love"
(1987)
"Walk the Dinosaur"
(1987)
"Robot Girl"
(1986)
"Spy in the House of Love"
(1987)
"Walk the Dinosaur"
(1987)

"The Boy's Gone Crazy"
(1987) The Boy's Gone Crazy1987

"Spy in the House of Love"
(1988) Spy in the House of Love1988

"Out Come the Freaks (Again)"
(1988) Out Come the Freaks (Again)1988

"Spy in the House of Love" is a song by art-funk ensemble Was (Not Was). It was released in 1987, but became a large hit for the group in the U.S. and the UK in 1988.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Spy in the House of Love" – 4:18
  2. "Dad I'm in Jail" – 1:24
  1. "Spy in the House of Love" (Jeffrey B. Young and Dangerous Mix)
  2. "Spy in the House of Love" (Single Mix)
  3. "Spy in the House of Love" (In House Mix)
  4. "Dad I'm in Jail"
  • 12"
  1. "Spy in the House of Love" (Jeffrey B. Young and Dangerous Mix)
  2. "Walk The Dinosaur" (The New York Dangerous Mix)
  3. "Dad I'm in Jail"
  4. "Spy in the House of Love" (Streetshead Mix)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 51
Chart (1988, reissue) Peak
Position
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 21
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 16
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 77

References[edit]

Preceded by
"Big Fun" by Inner City
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
October 22, 1988 – October 29, 1988 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"In the Name of Love" '88 by Thompson Twins