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Thomas Dolby Hyperactive Single.jpeg
Single by Thomas Dolby
from the album The Flat Earth
B-side "White City" (UK),
"Get Out Of My Mix [Special Dance Version]" (US)
Released January 1984
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1983
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 4:46
Label EMI, Capitol Records
Songwriter(s) Thomas Dolby
Producer(s) Thomas Dolby

"Hyperactive!" is a single by British musician Thomas Dolby, taken from his second album The Flat Earth, released in 1984. Additional vocals were provided by Louise Ulfstedt.[1]

According to Thomas Dolby, he initially composed the song for Michael Jackson, whom he met in 1982. He decided to record it by himself since he never got any feedback from Jackson after sending him a demo tape.[2]

It was the first single to be taken from the album and peaked at #17 on the UK Singles Chart and #16 on the Canadian RPM Magazine charts,[3] but only reached #62 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

In 2017, the song was featured over the second episode closing credits of the FX series Legion.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 26
New Zealand (RIANZ)[5] 41
Canada RPM Top Singles[3] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 62
UK Singles Chart[7] 17


  1. ^ "MusicBrainz". Retrieved 2011-04-05.
  2. ^ Record Collector, Issue 366/2009
  3. ^ a b "RPM Magazine". Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Hyperactive!". charts.org.nz/. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Thomas Dolby - Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive!". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved April 1, 2017.

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