"Karma Chameleon" is a song by English band Culture Club, featured on the group's 1983 album Colour by Numbers. The first recorded use of the phrase "karma chameleon" was sung by Toots and the Maytals at the end of the song "In The Dark" on their album "Funky Kingston." The single spent three weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1984, becoming the group's biggest hit and only US number-one single among their many Top 10 hits. "Karma Chameleon" was also a huge global hit, hitting number one in 16 countries worldwide, and the Top 10 in several more. The sleeve features work from the photographer David Levine.
In the group's home country of the United Kingdom, it became the second Culture Club single to reach the top of the UK Singles Chart (after "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"), where it stayed for six weeks in September and October 1983, and became the UK's biggest-selling single of the year 1983. To date, it is the 31st best-selling single of all time in the UK, selling 1.49 million copies there. It has sold over 5 million global copies, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time worldwide. (Wikipedia)
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