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"Perfect"
Single by Fairground Attraction
from the album The First of a Million Kisses
Released April 30, 1988
Format CD single, Cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded January 1988
Genre Soft rock, folk
Length 4:50
Label RCA
Writer(s) Mark E. Nevin
Producer Fairground Attraction
Fairground Attraction singles chronology
- "Perfect"
(1988)
"Find My Love"
(1988)

"Perfect" is the title to Fairground Attraction's first single, released in April 1988.

The single reached number one on the 9 May 1988 UK Singles Chart, where it stayed for one week, and stayed in the chart for thirteen weeks. It also reached number one in Australia for three weeks in August and September 1988. In the UK, it was released as a 7" single, 12" single, cassette single, and CD single). The song was included on the band's first album, The First of a Million Kisses, later the same year. It was used in television advertising for Asda in the late 1980s. It was re-released as a single in 1993 after it had reappeared on the compilation album Celtic Heart.

"Perfect" won the award for Best Single at the 1989 BRIT Awards.

The song was used for advertising for UK supermarket chain Waitrose in the late 1990s and is currently used for advertising Dulux paints in Australia.

It has been covered by Katie Melua, Katherine Crowe and Japanese singer Bonnie Pink.

Track-listings

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Original release

  1. "Perfect"
  2. "Falling Backwards"
  3. "Mythology"
  4. "Mystery Train"

Celtic Heart release

  1. "Perfect"
  2. "Walking after Midnight"
  3. "You Send Me"
  4. "Captured" (Brian Kennedy solo track)

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Preceded by
"Theme from S'Express" by S'Express
UK number-one single
May 8, 1988
Succeeded by
"With a Little Help from My Friends" by Wet Wet Wet

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