|Single by Art of Noise featuring Max Headroom|
|from the album In Visible Silence (original version) and Re-Works of Art of Noise (single version)|
|Format||7", 12", Shaped picture disc|
|Genre||Synthpop, spoken word|
|Length||4:46 (album version)
3:18 (single version)
6:42 (extended version)
J. J. Jeczalik
|Art of Noise singles chronology|
The song's better-known version was a version released as a single, featuring television character Max Headroom on vocals. This version was first featured on the 1986 album Re-Works of Art of Noise. The 7" single features a monologue about Max Headroom being scared and unable to sleep (hence "Paranoimia", a portmanteau of "paranoia" and "insomnia"). The 12" has a completely different vocal with Headroom as a master of ceremonies, talking about the music and introducing the band (which he claims comprises Peter O'Toole, Martina Navratilova, Cher and the Pope).
The 12" single was also available on a one-sided cassette tape with the following track listing:
- Paranoimia - 6:40
- Paranoimia - 3:18
- Why Me? - 2:56
- A Nation Rejects - 6:40
Some later issues of the CD "In Visible Silence", most notably the US version, include this single version in place of the original version, which did not include the Max Headroom vocals.
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||17|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||33|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||7|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||6|
|UK Singles Chart||12|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||34|
- Paranoimia at Zang Tuum Tumb Discography
- "Ultratop.be – The Art Of Noise with Max Headroom – Paranoimia" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- "Offiziellecharts.de – The Art Of Noise with Max Headroom – Paranoimia". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – The Art Of Noise with Max Headroom – Paranoimia" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- "Charts.org.nz – The Art Of Noise with Max Headroom – Paranoimia". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 28 January 2016.