|"She Blinded Me With Science"|
|Single by Thomas Dolby|
|from the album Blinded by Science and The Golden Age of Wireless|
Although a success in the United States, peaking at No. 5 in the Billboard Hot 100 and 2 weeks at No. 1 in Canada's RPM Magazine, the song barely managed to score among the Top 50 in Dolby's native United Kingdom, peaking at No. 49 in the UK Singles Chart.
Dolby is often considered a one-hit wonder in the United States on the basis of the song's chart success there. In 2002, U.S. cable television network VH1 named "She Blinded Me with Science" No. 20 on its list of the "100 Greatest One-hit Wonders." While the song is Dolby's only Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100, he has had other songs which scored on the music charts. In 2006, VH1 placed it at No. 76 on their list of "Greatest Songs of the '80s." Then, in 2009, it ranked No. 13 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.
The song's chorus, "She blinded me with science", plays upon the colloquial British expression "to blind [someone] 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 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!" Producer "Mutt" Lange sings the high octave doubling Dolby's chorus vocals.
The song was showcased as part of Dolby's appearance at the South by Southwest 2007 music festival.