Weird Science (song)

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"Weird Science"
Single by Oingo Boingo
from the album Dead Man's Party
Released 1985
Recorded August 1985
Genre New wave
Length 3:45 (single)
6:10 (album)
Label MCA
Writer(s) Danny Elfman
Producer(s) Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek

"Weird Science" is a song by Oingo Boingo. Written by frontman Danny Elfman, it is the theme song to the Weird Science film and television series. It was released on the film's soundtrack, as well as Oingo Boingo's 1985 album, Dead Man's Party, in a different version. The song reached #45 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and #21 on the US Dance Club Charts.[1]

The version on the soundtrack, the recording released as a single, runs 3:45 long. The version on Dead Man's Party is a very different arrangement, running 6:10. The song was also released in a dance mix on a 12-inch single.

Track listing[edit]

7" Single

  1. "Weird Science" (3:45)
  2. "Weird Mama" (2:50) by Ira and the Geeks

12" Single[edit]

  1. "Weird Science [Extended Dance Version]" (6:38)
  2. "Weird Science" (3:45)

12" Promo Single[edit]

  1. "Weird Science [Weird Dub Bonus Beats]" (6:00)
  2. "Weird Science [Boingo Dance Version]" (5:38)
  3. "Weird Science [Extended Dance Version]" (6:38)

Popular culture[edit]

The song was used in the episode "Koopenstein" on the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, the American Dad! episode "Stan's Best Friend", at the end of a 2010 Swiffer Sweeper commercial, in the closing credits song for the kid's show Annedroids, in advertisements for Electronic Arts' The Sims 4 and in the season 2 trailer for the Adult Swim series Rick and Morty. The popular Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, which is known for naming each episode after an '80s hit song, named an episode after this song.

The song was covered by Orange County power pop band Hellogoodbye for the 2005 tribute album, Dead Bands Party: A Tribute to Oingo Boingo.

The song is used as the closing theme for the TV series Annedroids.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oingo Boingo - Chart History". Retrieved July 1, 2016.