This is a tribute song to the then newly invented Sony Walkman. It was at the time a genuine breakthrough in the world of portable music.
BA Robertson wrote this with Alan Tarney. Robertson has written many international hits, including "Carrie" (also for Cliff Richard) and "The Living Years" for Mike & The Mechanics. He has also enjoyed chart success in Europe as an artist. His first solo single, "Bang Bang" (1979), achieved worldwide sales of over 1 million and reached #2 in the UK.
A worldwide hit, this made the Top 10 in many countries, including #2 in South Africa and Australia. It was nominated for the 1981 Ivor Novello Song of the Year.
Suggestion credit: Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
Malcolm from New ZealandThe music video is enough to give you nightmares.....but I still love the song!
Darren from Bedford, United KingdomThe video was shot in Milton Keynes Shopping centre which was opened 2 years earlier (in 1979) and once held the record for the longest mall in the world.
Mark from Dublin, IrelandAnother great Cliff track,and another one by songwriter alan tarney,this time co-writing with ba robertson, cliff has used the song in the past to either open the show or finish the show,either way the song is a croud pleaser all over the world,the "wired for sound" video saw cliff in full leather gear on roller shates and listening to his walkman,the video was reasonly voted the worst video of all time on mtv but the song remains a classic...
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.