Song of the Day Mar 8

March 8, 2024


This month I’m focusing on One Hit Wonders of the 80s.


Today our song is:  She Blinded Me with Science


Wikipedia tells us this about the song:


"She Blinded Me with Science" is a song by the English musician Thomas Dolby, released in 1982. It was first released as a single in the UK in October 1982. It was subsequently included on the EP Blinded by Science and the 1983 re-release of Dolby's debut album The Golden Age of Wireless.

Although viewed as a success in both the United States and Canada, peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 2 weeks at No. 1 in Canada's RPM Magazine, the song barely managed to score among the Top 50 in Dolby's native United Kingdom, peaking at No. 49 on the UK Singles Chart in 1982.

Dolby is often considered a one-hit wonder in the United States on the basis of the song's chart success there. In 2002, US cable television network VH1 named "She Blinded Me with Science" No. 20 on its list of the "100 Greatest One-hit Wonders". While the song is Dolby's only Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100, he has had other songs that scored on the music charts. In 2006, VH1 placed it at No. 76 on their list of "Greatest Songs of the '80s". Then, in 2009, it ranked No. 13 on VH1's "100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s" list. The song was used as the theme song in the pilot episode of "The Big Bang Theory" before it was replaced with the "Big Bang Theory Theme" by rock band Barenaked Ladies.






Enjoy!




Comments

  1. I never could get into New Wave, much. But this song got an incredible amount of airplay before it fizzled out. Happy March, dear Mary!

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  2. I remember this song. Not my fav but still fun

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