A Flock Of Seagulls reached great heights with a mix of synthesizer and guitar that sounded futuristic. They embraced a space theme, leading off US versions of their self-titled debut album with "I Ran (So Far Away)
," which includes an alien abduction. That was their first hit in America and by far their best-known song in that country. "Space Age Love Song" came next and made a respectable showing at #30 but didn't get the MTV airplay of "I Ran," which limited its success. Their next single, "Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
," reached #26.
In their native UK (they're from Liverpool), "I Ran" was the worst-performing of the three, and "Wishing" was their big hit.