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Michael Sembello

Maniac

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“Maniac” is a synthpop song performed by Michael Sembello. The song was used in the 1983 film Flashdance and was inspired by the 1980 horror film Maniac. The film Maniac was about a serial killer who stalks his victims in New York City. The song’s performer and co-writer Michael Sembello recalls that an early version of the chorus was: :He’s a maniac, maniac that’s for sure, :He will kill your cat and nail him to the door. At the suggestion of the record’s producer Phil Ramone, the lyrics were rewritten to describe a girl with a passion for dancing. The lyrics became: :She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor :And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before. “Maniac” appears during an early scene in... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ And she's dancing like she's never danced before ... She's a maniac, maniac, I sure know ... She's a maniac, maniac on the floor

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