"HYPERACTIVE" BY THOMAS DOLBY (1984)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
This imaginative and unique single and video was taken from the album Flat Earth and was Dolby's biggest UK hit, reaching No.17 in 1984 and 62 in the U.S. Such an original tune like this deserved a better chart placing!
Overall, Thomas Dolby has had three Top 40 singles in the UK with Windpower (#31 in 1982), Hyperactive and Close But No Cigar (#22 in 1992). In the U.S. Dolby's only Major hit was She Blinded Me With Science reaching #5 in the U.S. and #1 in Canada, but, ironically, failed to break the Top 40 in his home country.
A re-release of "Hyperactive" in 1994 reached #23 in the UK singles chart and coincided with the release of his "best of" album Retrospectable.
The British musician released a new album entitled A Map of the Floating City in October 2011.
"SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE" (1982)
Thomas Dolby in 2016