She Blinded Me With Science (3:39)

Cover of The Best of Thomas Dolby: Retrospectacle

From The Best of Thomas Dolby: Retrospectacle and 152 other releases

“She Blinded Me With Science” is a New Wave song by British musician Thomas Dolby, released in 1982. It first appeared on the album The Golden Age of Wireless. It is a quirky, playful synth-pop song featuring synthesizer sounds.

Most of the effects and the bass line were made with a Moog synthesizer. At the time, this was no easy task. Speaking with Songfacts about this song in a 2011 interview, Dolby said: “When I started out writing songs, synthesizers were still quite a rarified luxury. They were quite hard to get hands on and quite hard to operate. And when you did, there was still quite a lot of resistance in the mainstream to music made electronically. And so that was a natural place for me to be, because I wanted to be challenged and stimulated like that.”

The song’s chorus, “She blinded me with science,” plays upon the colloquial British expression “to blind with science,” meaning to deliberately confuse someone by giving the impression of highly complex knowledge. In the song, however, the phrase is interpreted as a straightforward reference to the natural sciences.

The song features interjections from the British scientist and TV presenter Dr. Magnus Pyke, who repeatedly shouts “Science!” and delivers other lines in a deliberately over-the-top “mad scientist” voice, the most famous line of which was, “Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You’re beautiful!”

The song was showcased as part of Dolby’s appearance at the South by Southwest 2007 music festival.

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  • YuukiX

    strange :)

    9 Apr 9:24am Reply
  • Eye_Gore

    "Good heavens Miss Sakamoto - you're beautiful!"

    11 Mar 4:42pm Reply
  • Elevenaloft

    "It's poetry in motion"-what a great line! I am going to use that for sure!

    3 Mar 3:30pm Reply
  • Elevenaloft

    Oh that is sooooo awesome...She blilnded me with science!!!

    3 Mar 3:28pm Reply
  • prime1128

    Yeah Breaking Bad. I knew this sounded familiar.

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • LondonLouis

    Magnus Pyke, no less. This passed me by the first time around, but it fun.

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Cure1980

    Cooler Rap Sound like old school with modern touch,.,.

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Langungon

    Breaking Bad.

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Gellies

    This song is crazy but fabulous!

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    My girlfriend hates this song but i think it's a good song..Definintly brings back memories...

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • Gellies

    Such a fun song!

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
  • LimpBritness

    SCIENCE! [2]

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Z77

    SCIENCE

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • SgtBeanpod

    Perfection.

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • willywines

    And oh so wealthy, as he invented music ringtones, yea, it is true. God Bless him! Sides I like the "noise"

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ceagreen

    ...he's hilarious live, a perfectionist... he had prefab sprout's Paddy McAloon at his London gig, it was the most eclectic and original sound fest I've ever heard... (someone wrote about him being a Libra... he is, but he's incredibly bossy, like a Leo !)

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Vinyltrap

    Great song ! but far from his best (for me;).Dolby goes deeper than this!

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • t69gto

    She blinded him with hooters and juicy lips.

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • mondojohnny

    I like the guy down there who said he would rather be blinded by hooters!

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • darqmommy

    Mr. Dolby will be blinding us at MoogFest!

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
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