Kansas City (Sneaky Sound System song)

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"Kansas City"
Sneaky Sound System - Kansas City.jpg
Single by Sneaky Sound System
from the album 2
Released 12 July 2008 (2008-07-12)
Format CD, Digital download, 12" vinyl
Recorded at The House of Whack, Bondi
Genre Electronica, Synthpop, dance-pop
Length 3:56
Label Whack
Songwriter(s) Angus McDonald (Black Angus), Connie Mitchell
Producer(s) Black Angus and Donnie Sloan
Sneaky Sound System singles chronology
"Kansas City"
"When We Were Young"
"Kansas City"
"When We Were Young"

"Kansas City" is the first single by Australian dance group Sneaky Sound System, taken from their second studio album 2.

Track listing

CD single / iTunes EP
No. Title Length
1. "Kansas City" (Original) 4:29
2. "Kansas City" (Lifelike Remix) 6:44
3. "Kansas City" (Beni Remix) 5:06
4. "Kansas City" (Tomboy Remix) 5:28
Total length: 21:46
12" vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Kansas City" (Sam la More Remix)  
2. "Kansas City" (Beni Remix)  
3. "Kansas City" (Tomboy Remix)  
4. "When We Were Young" (Shazam Remix)  

Music video

The music video for the song features a yellow brick road and dancing puppets including one that looks like the character of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. In the Wizard of Oz Dorothy Gale was from the US state of Kansas. The Kansas City most people recognize (from skyline photos and sports teams) is the city in the US state of Missouri. Still, references to Kansas City being in Kansas can be technically correct because there is a separate municipality of Kansas City, Kansas across the Kansas-Missouri border from Kansas City, Missouri.


Kansas City has been the band's second highest peaking single ever. Second after their 2007 hit "UFO" which peaked at number #11. The single certified Gold with sales of up to 35,000[1]

Chart (2008) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 14
Australian Airplay Chart 16[2]
ARIA Australian Singles 3[3]
ARIA Dance Chart 2[4]
ARIA Club Chart 3 (1)[5]

(1) indicates that the Club/lifelike/Tomboy/Ben's Red Eye/Sam La More mix charted[6]

End of Year Charts

Country Chart Ranking
Australia ARIA End Of Year Singles #87[7]

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 12 July 2008 Whack CD, digital download WHACK08
22 January 2009 12" vinyl WHACK11

External links

  • "Kansas City" CD single on Waterfront Records
  • "Kansas City" Music Video on YouTube
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


  1. ^ http://ariacharts.com.au/pages/charts_display_australian.asp?chart=1U20AUS&chart2=1A20AUS[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 March 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  3. ^ http://ariacharts.com.au/pages/charts_display_australian.asp?chart=1U20AUS&chart2=1A20AUS[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-28.
  5. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/23790/20081020-0000/issue965.pdf
  6. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/23790/20081020-0000/issue965.pdf
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
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