According to Roland Orzabel, Shout was written in his front room using just a small synthesizer and a drum machine.
Well, however it was written, the song went on to be one of the most
successful singles of 1985, reaching #1 in the U.S., Austria, Germany,
Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland. It peaked at #4 in the UK
during January 1985. Shout was the band's eighth single release and the
second single from the Songs from the Big Chair album.