Voyeur (Kim Carnes song)

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"Voyeur"
Kim Carnes - Voyeur single artwork.jpg
Single by Kim Carnes
from the album Voyeur
Released August, 1982
Format 7" Single, 12" Single
Genre Rock, Synthpop
Length 4:01
Label EMI America
Writer(s) Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Duane Hitchings
Producer(s) Val Garay

"Voyeur" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Kim Carnes for her seventh studio album of the same name (1982). Written by Carnes, her husband Dave Ellingson, and Duane Hitchings, the song is an uptempo synthpop track. It is the first track from the album, and its lead single. It peaked at #25 in Cash Box and #29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"Voyeur" was a hit in the United States and in Europe, where it peaked highest in Norway (#5). It featured a then-controversial music video, which was later banned for its suggestiveness. The song received a nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 1983 Grammy Awards.[1]

Track listings[edit]

7" Single[2]
  • A "Voyeur" (4:01)
  • B "Thrill of the Grill" (3:23)
12" Single
  • A "Voyeur" (12" version)
  • B "Voyeur" (Dub mix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 23
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 45
Italy (FIMI)[5] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[6] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 32
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[8] 12
Spain (AFYVE)[9] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 68
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 29
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[citation needed] 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vote Grammy Awards". The Afro American. February 12, 1983. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ ""Voyeur" 7" Single". Discogs. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kim Carnes – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Kim Carnes. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Musicline.de – Kim Carnes Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Kim Carnes – Voyeur". Top Digital Download. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Kim Carnes – Voyeur". VG-lista. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Kim Carnes – Voyeur". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  8. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1969 – 1989 Acts (C)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Kim Carnes – Voyeur". Singles Top 100. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  11. ^ "9, 1982/ Archive Chart: October 9, 1982" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  12. ^ "Kim Carnes – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kim Carnes. Retrieved December 26, 2014.

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