Composed by Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, Phil Pickett, all of English band Culture Club. Recorded by Culture Club for their second studio album, Colour by Numbers. Explaining what the song is about, Culture Club front-man Boy George said “It is about the terrible fear of alienation that people have, the fear of standing up for one thing. It’s about trying to suck up to everybody. Basically, if you aren’t true and if you don’t act like you feel, then you get Karma-justice. That’s nature’s way of paying you back.” Karma Chameleon won Best British Single at the 1984 Brit Awards. The video was filmed at Desborough Island, Weybridge during the summer of 1983. Desborough Island is a 112-acre man-made island on the River Thames in the UK. The video is set in Mississippi, USA in 1870. It shows a large multiracial group of people in late 1800’s costumes. A pickpocket and jewellery thief is seen wandering through the crowd, stealing from unsuspecting victims. The band and other people board a riverboat, The Chameleon, as Boy George continues to sing. The thief is discovered cheating at cards and is forced to return his ill-gotten gains and walk the plank. As the video ends, day has turned to evening and the party continues on the boat as it cruises down the river. The real name of the actual boat used was The New Southern Belle, which was a Thames riverboat.