I Beg Your Pardon

I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
"I Beg Your Pardon" (also titled as "I Beg Your Pardon [I Never Promised You a Rose Garden]") is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the first single from their 1988 debut album Move to Move.wikipedia
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Kon Kan

"I Beg Your Pardon" (also titled as "I Beg Your Pardon [I Never Promised You a Rose Garden]") is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the first single from their 1988 debut album Move to Move.
Kon Kan were awarded a 1990 Juno for the song "I Beg Your Pardon" and nominated for a 1991 Juno Award for the single "Puss N' Boots/These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".

Move to Move

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"I Beg Your Pardon" (also titled as "I Beg Your Pardon [I Never Promised You a Rose Garden]") is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the first single from their 1988 debut album Move to Move.
It spawned the singles "Harry Houdini", "I Beg Your Pardon", "Puss N' Boots" and "Move to Move".

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"I Beg Your Pardon" (also titled as "I Beg Your Pardon [I Never Promised You a Rose Garden]") is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the first single from their 1988 debut album Move to Move.
Canadian duo Kon Kan had major success with their debut single, "I Beg Your Pardon" in 1989.

Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)

Disco Nights (Rock Freak)
The song contains various samples of other songs, including Lynn Anderson's 1970 hit "Rose Garden", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie", and National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album.
Kon Kan sampled the song in their 1988 song "I Beg Your Pardon".

Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson song)

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The song contains various samples of other songs, including Lynn Anderson's 1970 hit "Rose Garden", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie", and National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album.
Canadian synthpop duo Kon Kan sampled parts of the song and its lyrics in their 1988 single "I Beg Your Pardon".

The Magnificent Seven

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Recreated samples of Spagna's "Call Me" and the opening bars of the theme from the film The Magnificent Seven are also present in the song.
Canadian band Kon Kan use the opening bars of the theme in their single "I Beg Your Pardon".

Barry Harris (Canadian musician)

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Kon Kan's Barry Harris, who wrote the song, said that it was "the question to Lynn Anderson's 'Rose Garden' answer."
He created the synthpop act Kon Kan in early 1988 which had worldwide success with "I Beg Your Pardon".

Harry Houdini (song)

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The song did not match the success of their previous single "I Beg Your Pardon", managing to just scrape into the top forty in their native Canada at #39.

Canadians

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"I Beg Your Pardon" (also titled as "I Beg Your Pardon [I Never Promised You a Rose Garden]") is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the first single from their 1988 debut album Move to Move.

Lynn Anderson

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The song contains various samples of other songs, including Lynn Anderson's 1970 hit "Rose Garden", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie", and National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album. Kon Kan's Barry Harris, who wrote the song, said that it was "the question to Lynn Anderson's 'Rose Garden' answer."

GQ (band)

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The song contains various samples of other songs, including Lynn Anderson's 1970 hit "Rose Garden", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie", and National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album.

Silver Convention

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The song contains various samples of other songs, including Lynn Anderson's 1970 hit "Rose Garden", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie", and National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album.

Get Up and Boogie

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The song contains various samples of other songs, including Lynn Anderson's 1970 hit "Rose Garden", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie", and National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album.

National Lampoon (magazine)

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The song contains various samples of other songs, including Lynn Anderson's 1970 hit "Rose Garden", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie", and National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album.

That's Not Funny, That's Sick

National Lampoon That's Not Funny, That's Sick
The song contains various samples of other songs, including Lynn Anderson's 1970 hit "Rose Garden", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie", and National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album.

Spagna

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Recreated samples of Spagna's "Call Me" and the opening bars of the theme from the film The Magnificent Seven are also present in the song.

Call Me (Spagna song)

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Recreated samples of Spagna's "Call Me" and the opening bars of the theme from the film The Magnificent Seven are also present in the song.

Hit song

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The song was a hit, reaching the top twenty in a number of countries including the UK, where it peaked at #5.

UK Singles Chart

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The song was a hit, reaching the top twenty in a number of countries including the UK, where it peaked at #5.

Toronto

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It was his first studio project, and was initially released on an unknown independent record label in Toronto.