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For the mental state, see Hypnosis.
Studio album by The Undertones
Released 21 April 1980
Recorded 1979-1980
Genre Punk rock
Length 51:08
Label Sire
Producer Roger Bechirian
The Undertones chronology
The Undertones
Positive Touch
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Smash Hits 9/10[3]

Hypnotised is a 1980 album released by The Undertones. The album, the second of four released by the band, was recorded at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands in December 1979 and at Eden Studios in London in January 1980. The LP was released in April 1980, reaching number 6 in the UK Albums Charts and making Hypnotised the highest charting album of their career.

The original release of Hypnotised included two singles: "My Perfect Cousin", which was released on 28 March, 1980 and reached number 9 in the charts; and "Wednesday Week", released on 5 July, 1980 and which charted at number 11 in August of that year.

Hypnotised was listed in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die a poll selected and written by 90 leading international music critics.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Written by Length
1. "More Songs About Chocolate And Girls"   Damian O'Neill 2:43
2. "There Goes Norman"   J. J. O'Neill 2:28
3. "Hypnotised"   Damian O'Neill, Michael Bradley 2:31
4. "See That Girl"   J. J. O'Neill 2:25
5. "Whizz Kids"   Damian O'Neill 2:20
6. "Under The Boardwalk"   Kenny Young, Arthur Resnick* 2:27
7. "The Way Girls Talk"   J. J. O'Neill 2:30
8. "Hard Luck"   J. J. O'Neill, Michael Bradley, Damian O'Neill, Billy Doherty, Feargal Sharkey 3:42
Side two
No. Title Written by Length
1. "My Perfect Cousin"   Damian O'Neill, Michael Bradley 2:36
2. "Boys Will Be Boys"   J. J. O'Neill, Damian O'Neill 1:27
3. "Tearproof"   J. J. O'Neill, Michael Bradley 2:21
4. "Wednesday Week"   J. J. O'Neill 2:17
5. "Nine Times Out Of Ten"   J. J. O'Neill, Billy Doherty 2:38
6. "Girls That Don't Talk"   J. J. O'Neill 2:27
7. "What's With Terry"   Damian O'Neill 3:19
Bonus tracks (issued on CD releases only)
No. Title Written by Length
1. "Hard Luck (Again)"   J. J. O'Neill, Michael Bradley, Damian O'Neill, Billy Doherty, Feargal Sharkey 4:11
2. "I Don't Wanna See (You Again)"   J. J. O'Neill 0:48
3. "Told You So"   J. J. O'Neill 2:07
4. "The Positive Touch (Peel session)"   J. J. O'Neill 1:55
5. "You're Welcome (Peel session)"   J. J. O'Neill 2:11
6. "When Saturday Comes (Peel session)"   J. J. O'Neill 2:44
  • Under The Boardwalk was a cover of The Drifters' 1964 hit.[5]


  • Feargal Sharkey - lead vocals
  • John O'Neill - guitar and vocals
  • Damian O'Neill - guitar, keyboards and vocals
  • Michael Bradley - bass and vocals
  • Billy Doherty - drums


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Hepworth, David. "The Undertones: Hypnotised". Smash Hits (April 17–30 1980): 30. 
  4. ^ 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
  5. ^ "The Official Web Site of". The Drifters. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 

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