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One Hit Wonders - A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS (1982)
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"I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls - 

This is the opening song of the album, which is a concept piece about an alien invasion of earth. The song itself describes a person seeing an attractive female - he becomes anxious and wants to run away from his feelings but he can't forget her. Then they are both abducted by the aliens.
 
The imaginative (for the time) video broke the band in the US during the early days of MTV. The video showed the lead singer Mike Score sporting a distinctive hairstyle resembling a seagull in flight. He is in a room covered from floor to ceiling with aluminum foil and also floor mirrors in which you can see the reflection of the cameras.
 
Along with Duran Duran, Thompson Twins, and ABC, A Flock of Seagulls was a British Pop band who owed their American success almost entirely to MTV. Mike Score, along with the band's bass player Frank Maudsley, were hairdressers, and they put their skills to use in creating that distinctive hairstyle that not only defined the group, but entered the pop culture landscape - witness Samuel L. Jackson's character Jules get a cleverly coiffed young man's attention by yelling "Hey, Flock of Seagulls!" in the movie Pulp Fiction. The video cost just £5,000 to make, but it gave a huge return. For Mike Score, the novelty wore off quickly, as his hair was much more famous than he was. He rarely got to talk about his music because interviewers were always asking about the hair.

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Billboard Top 10 Songs of 1982 - Year End Charts


1 Olivia Newton-John Physical
2 Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
3 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Love Rock N' Roll
4 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder Ebony And Ivory
5 J. Geils Band Centerfold
6 Human League Don't You Want Me
7 John Cougar Jack And Diane
8 John Cougar Hurts So Good
9 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
10 Chicago Hard To Say I'm Sorry

67 A Flock Of Seagulls I Ran

| Closed on 04/28/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
10 Fans 
10%a. 10 (Great Song)
40%b. 7-9 (Good Song)
40%c. 5-6 (Ok Song)
0%d. Who? What? Huh?
10%e. A Flock of LOSERS!

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TOP COMMENT * * * * * * * * * * * *
#2 | 384 days ago

As Austin Powers told Felicity Shagwell....the 80's had "a Flock of Seagulls and that's about it!"
5-6 (Ok Song)  
  
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#1 | 384 days ago

I wasn't into this type of music back then...........I like this song now.




7-9 (Good Song)  
#2 | 384 days ago

As Austin Powers told Felicity Shagwell....the 80's had "a Flock of Seagulls and that's about it!"
5-6 (Ok Song)  
#3 | 384 days ago

I didn't mind it.
5-6 (Ok Song)  
#4 | 384 days ago

"You Flock of Seagulls..."





This could be one of the most Pop Cultury bands of all time.
5-6 (Ok Song)  
#5 | 383 days ago

Ok, call me crazy..... I like this song...did back then, ..still kinda do..             yes
7-9 (Good Song)  

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