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12 Inches Of The 80's Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder

Today's 12 Inches of the 80's is "Together in Electric Dreams" by singer and composer Philip Oakey and Italian composer and producer Giorgio Moroder.

It’s from the original soundtrack of the film Electric Dreams (1984).

Giorgio wrote "Together in Electric Dreams" as a male solo vocal, and director Steve Barron suggested his former associate Philip Oakey for the part.

Originally released to advertise the film, the single quickly overshadowed the original film, and became a success in its own right.

Phil stated that it is ironic that a track that took literally ten minutes to record would become a worldwide hit, while some of his Human League material that took over a year to record did not.

It reached No.3 in the UK Singles Chart, staying in the charts for thirteen weeks.

The single also hit the Australian Top 5, and had minor chart success in New Zealand and the Netherlands.

And get this, "Together in Electric Dreams" is sometimes credited as a Human League single, although the Human League have never recorded their own version, due to the song's popularity, the band frequently play their own version on the song when they perform live, often as an encore.

Here's the extended version for you to enjoy: