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AUDIAL

Maniac

04:20
Michael Sembello

Story

As tempted as I was to dip back into the late 70s to use Atlanta Rhythm Section's "Spooky" for my Halloween-ish OHW offering, I stumbled across this track from 1983 which may not have hit #1 on the Billboard charts if not for that little film called Flashdance (which also made Jennifer Beals a cinematic OHW). "Maniac" might've been his only hit song, but Michael Sembello did have quite a career, working closely with Stevie Wonder as a session musician and songwriter, as well as David Sanborn, Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand and Michael Jackson, among others. Later he went onto score many films including Cocoon and Gremlins (ha! I knew I'd find a Halloween tie-in).

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