"Sailing on the Seven Seas" is a 1991 single by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) released from their album Sugar Tax. Along with 1981's, "Souvenir", it is the band's highest-charting UK hit to date, peaking at #3. It also charted at #5 in Ireland and #9 in Germany. The single marked a commercial renaissance for the band in their native UK, becoming their first Top 10 hit since 1984's "Locomotion".
Critic Dave Thompson in AllMusic lauded the song as "a glorious musical mélange, an inspired melding of synth pop soar, 2-Tone yore, and glam rock roar, the anthemic chorus to the fore with a fist-in-the-air punch that shouts out for more."
MTV Europe ranked "Sailing on the Seven Seas" as the 21st greatest song of 1991.