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.