Maniac 2000

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"Maniac 2000"
Single by Mark McCabe
Released March 2000
Format 12" single, CD single
Recorded November 1999
The Temple, YUP YUP[1]
Genre Trance
Length 4:02
Label Abbey Discs
Mark McCabe singles chronology
"Maniac 2000"
"Love is in the Air 2001"

"Maniac 2000" (Maniac) is a song produced by Simon Fitzpatrick and Tim Hannigan featuring vocals performed by Mark McCabe and Shelley Bukspan. It is a medley of Michael Sembello's 1983 song "Maniac" and lyrics co-written by Dublin DJ Al Gibbs, over the instrumental club version of Irish rave act 4-Rhythm's cover of "Maniac", dating back to 1995. Maniac 2000 was released in Ireland in March 2000 and reached number one in the Irish Singles Chart, staying at that position for ten weeks (March 4 - May 6). It is the fifth best-selling single in the history of the chart. The song has achieved cult status in Ireland and has entered the zeitgeist.

In 2015, on the 15th Anniversary of its release, Maniac 2000 reached number one on iTunes Ireland again and re-entered the Irish Singles Chart at number 12.[2] McCabe performed the song at Electric Picnic 2015.


Chart (2000) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 1
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[4] 137

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