Maniac 2000

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"Maniac 2000"
McCabe - Maniac 2000 single.jpg
Single by Mark McCabe
Released 11 February 2000[1]
Format 12" single, CD single
Recorded November 1999
The Temple, YUP YUP[2]
Genre Trance
Length 4:02
Label Abbey Discs
Songwriter(s) Mark McCabe & DJ Al Gibbs
Mark McCabe singles chronology
"Maniac 2000"
"Love is in the Air 2001"
"Maniac 2000"
"Love is in the Air 2001"

"Maniac 2000" is a song featuring vocals performed by Mark McCabe and Shelley Bukspan. It was released in Ireland in February 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.[3]

It is a medley of Michael Sembello's 1983 song "Maniac" and written by Mark McCabe and Dublin DJ Al Gibbs, over the instrumental club version of Irish rave act 4-Rhythm's cover of "Maniac", dating back to 1995.

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.[3] McCabe performed the song at Electric Picnic 2015.


Chart (2000) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 1
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[5] 137
Chart (2007) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 23
Chart (2015) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 12

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