«Electricity» is the debut single of the New Wave and synthpop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Frontman Andy McCluskey shares lead vocals with Paul Humphreys, who ordinarily functions as keyboard player and backing vocalist. Multiple versions of the song exist; the earliest are recordings by McCluskey and Humphreys’ previous group The Id. The three attempts at scoring a hit achieved the peak of #99 in 1979.»Electricity» would later appear on OMD’s debut albumand is regularly featured on OMD compilations.

All incarnations of the «Electricity» single were backed by the B-side and fellow debut album track «Almost.» This song was inspired by Kraftwerk song «Radioactivity.»

NME named «Electricity» as one of the 40 best singles of 1979.

 

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