Monday, 20 January 2014

She Blinded Me With Science

"She Blinded Me With Science" is a New Wave song by British instrumentalist Thomas Dolby, released in 1982. It was first out as a single in the UK in October 1982 and was consequently incorporated on the EP Blinded by Science and the next edition of Dolby's introducing album The Golden Age of Wireless. It is an original, playful synthpop song showing synthesizer sounds, along with a guitar track by XTC's Andy Partridge.

Though a success in the United States, peaking at No. 5 in the Billboard Hot 100 and 2 weeks at No. 1 in Canada's RPM Magazine, the song just managed to make among the Top 50 in Dolby's local United Kingdom, peaking at No. 49 in the UK Singles Chart.


The song's singing group, "She blinded me with science", plays upon the informal British expression "to blind [someone] with science", meaning to intentionally puzzle someone by giving the feeling of highly complex knowledge.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

She Blinded Me with Science

In the music video, Dolby commits himself to a Home for Deranged Scientists. Throughout the course of the video, Magnus Pyke tries to diagnose what he is suffering from, all the while being seduced by Miss Sakamoto, a secretary in the home. Interspersed into the video, various "deranged scientists" operate fanciful inventions on the grounds of the Home and act deranged with normal scientific items. Dolby co-directed the music video with Steve Barron.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Blinded (song)

"Blinded" is a song by alternative rock band Third Eye Blind from their 2003 album, Out of the Vein. It was written by Stephan Jenkins, Arion Salazar, and Tony Fredianelli. The song received positive reviews from music critics and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

She Blinded Me with Science

"She Blinded Me With Science" is a New Wave song by British musician Thomas Dolby, released in 1982. It was first released as a single in the UK in October 1982 and was subsequently included on the EP Blinded by Science and the second edition of Dolby's debut album The Golden Age of Wireless. It is a quirky, playful synthpop song featuring synthesizer sounds. The song was also sampled for "Got It Twisted" by Mobb Deep
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Although a success in the United States, peaking at #5 in the Billboard Hot 100 and 2 weeks at #1 in Canada's RPM Magazine, the song barely managed to score among the Top 50 in Dolby's native United Kingdom, peaking at #49 in the UK Singles Chart.

Dolby is often mistakenly considered a one-hit wonder in the United States on the basis of the song's chart success there. In 2002, U.S. cable television network VH1 named "She Blinded Me with Science" #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 which scored on the music charts. Thus, the label "one-hit wonder" might be considered a misnomer for Dolby. In 2006, VH1 placed it at #76 on their list of "Greatest Songs of the '80s." Then, in 2009, it ranked #13 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

She Blinded Me With Science lyrics

It's poetry in motion
She turned her tender eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
Mmm - but she blinded me with science
"She blinded me with science!"
And failed me in biology

When I'm dancing close to her
"Blinding me with science - science!"
I can smell the chemicals
"Science!"
"Science!"

Mmm - but it's poetry in motion
and when she turned her eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
She blinded me with science
"She blinded me with science!"
And failed me in geometry

When she's dancing next to me
"Blinding me with science - science!"
"Science!"
I can hear machinery
'Blinding me with science - science!"
"Science!"

It's poetry in motion
and now she's making love to me
The spheres are in commotion
The elements in harmony
She blinded me with science
"She blinded me with science!"
And hit me with technology

'Good heavens Miss Sakamoto - you're beautiful!"

I don't believe it!
There she goes again!
She's tidied up and I can't find anything!
all my tubes and wires
And careful notes
And antiquated notions
but - it's poetry in motion
And when she turned her eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
Mmm - she blinded me with science
"She blinded me with science!"
She blinded me with ...