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"Just an Illusion" is a song by the British trio Imagination. Co-written by Steve JolleyTony Swain, Ashley Ingram and Leee John, the song was a major European hit, peaking at number 2 in the group's native UK. In the United States, "Just an Illusion" went to number 27 on the Black chart.[1] The song also peaked at number 15 on the dance charts.[1]


 [hide*1 Track listing

Track listing[edit]Edit

7" Single
  1. "Just An Illusion" — 3:55
  2. "Just An Illusion" (Instrumental) — 3:40

Chart performance[edit]Edit

Weekly charts[edit]Edit

Chart (1982) Peak


Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 9
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[4] 12
France (IFOP)[5] 3
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 8
Italy (FIMI)[8] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 12
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 5
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[12] 3
Spain (AFYVE)[13] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 2
US BillboardHot Black Singles[1] 27
US BillboardHot Dance Club Play[1] 15

Year-end charts[edit]Edit

Chart (1982) Position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[17] 65
France (IFOP)[18] 7
Italy (FIMI)[8] 13
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[19] 87
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[20] 83
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[21] 9

Certifications and sales[edit]Edit

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[22] Gold 1,060,000[23]
United Kingdom (BPI)[24] Silver 250,000^

  • sales figures based on certification alone ^shipments figures based on certification alone xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Preceded by

"Eye in the Sky" by The Alan Parsons Project

Spanish number-one single

13 September 1982 – 11 October 1982 (5 weeks)

Succeeded by

"No Sucederá Más" by Claudia Mori

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Cover versions[edit]Edit

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