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Single by Propaganda
from the album A Secret Wish
B-side Jewel
Released April 7, 1985 (1985-04-07)
Format 7", 12", Cassette single, Picture disc
Genre Synthpop
Label ZTT
Writer(s) Claudia Brücken, Ralf Dörper, Susanne Freytag, Michael Mertens
Producer Stephen Lipson
Propaganda singles chronology
"Dr. Mabuse"
Shaped picture disc

"Duel" is the second single by German pop group Propaganda and was included on their first album A Secret Wish.

Released in the United Kingdom in April 1985, it became their most successful single in the UK, reaching no. 21. This led to the band making their one and only appearance on the flagship BBC music programme, "Top of the Pops", in June of that year. The song is often played at the stadium of Heart Of Midlothian Football Club during home matches. It was also used as the title and credits music of the BBC programme covering the Lombard RAC Rally (now called Rally GB) which is the UK round of the World Rally Championship.


Chart performance

Chart (1985) Peak
German Top100 Singles 30
Dutch Top 40[1] 5
UK Singles Chart[2] 21

Cover versions

British singer Mandy Smith recorded a cover version of "Duel" for her debut album in 1987.

In August 2007 Sophie Ellis-Bextor recorded and released a cover of "Duel" as a B-side to her single "Today the Sun's on Us".

In 2009, UK girlband The Dolly Rockers sampled the bridge and melody from "Duel"to form the basis for their song, "How Did I End Up With U".

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