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"Cool Places" is a song recorded by American pop band Sparks in collaboration with the Go-Go's rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Jane Wiedlin.

"Cool Places"
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Single by Sparks and Jane Wiedlin
from the album In Outer Space
B-side"Sports"
ReleasedApril 1983
Format
Genre
Length3:25
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Ron Mael
  • Russell Mael
Sparks singles chronology
"I Predict"
(1982)
"Cool Places"
(1983)
"All You Ever Think About Is Sex"
(1983)
Jane Wiedlin singles chronology
"Cool Places"
(1983)
"Blue Kiss"
(1985)

The song was released as the lead single from Sparks's 1983 album In Outer Space. At the time, Sparks were at their most popular in the US, their two previous albums having dented the lower reaches of the Billboard 200 album chart. The single peaked at No. 49 on the Hot 100 in April 1983. The song's success followed the success of their previous single and only other Hot 100 entry "I Predict".

Sparks recorded "Lucky Me, Lucky You" with Jane Wiedlin for the same parent album. Wiedlin also helped promote the album on tour and appeared at a few gigs to perform the duets.

Wiedlin's band, the Go-Go's, performed the song on their 2006 tour, employing a more rock-driven style. The song continues to be a part of their live set.

Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their 2007 self-titled video game.

Track listingEdit

7" Atlantic 0-89863

  1. "Cool Places" — 3:25
  2. "Sports" — 3:23

12" Atlantic 0-89863[1]

  1. "Cool Places" (Long Mix) — 4:38
  2. "Sports" — 3:23

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 49
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sparks And Jane Wiedlin - Cool Places (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-05-10.

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