Vengeance (song)

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Single by Carly Simon
from the album Spy
B-side "Love You By Heart"
Released 1979
Format 7" Single
Recorded 1979
Genre Rock
Length 4:14
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s) Carly Simon
Producer(s) Arif Mardin
Carly Simon singles chronology
"Devoted to You"
"Devoted to You"

"Vengeance" is a song written and performed by Carly Simon and produced by Arif Mardin. The song served as the lead single from Simon's eighth studio album Spy.

The single was a moderate success on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, peaking right under the Top 40 at #48.[1] Simon received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female in 1980, the first year to feature this category.[2] Simon included the track on her two disc career compilation set Anthology (2002).[3]

Simon made a music video for the song,[4] and MTV later used a clip from it in a commercial that enticed viewers to get stereo sound on their Television sets.[5] The promotional clip was also chosen by Pioneer Electronics to be part of their first demo disc for its then-new LaserDisc player.

Track listing[edit]

7" single[6]
  • "Vengeance" – 4:14
  • "Love You By Heart" – 3:55


Chart (1979) Peak
Australia (ARIA Charts) 90
Canada (RPM Charts) 94
US Billboard Pop Singles (Hot 100) 48


  1. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Rock On The Net: Grammy Awards: Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female". Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - Lyrics". Archived from the original on April 14, 2005. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Vengeance - Carly Simon - YouTube". Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Carly Simon - (1981) MTV In Stereo Commercial - YouTube". Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  6. ^ Discogs. "Vengeance 7" single". Retrieved 11 January 2015. 

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