Thomas Dolby – “Hyperactive!” – (1984)

According to Thomas Dolby, he wrote this song for Michael Jackson to record, but instead, he decided to do it himself. I imagine Dolby walking up to Michael with this song in hand and right before he starts talking, he retracts his hand, turns around and walks into a studio and records the song. All the while, Michael Jackson stands there confused and then leaves and makes Thriller. This was a minor hit in the U.S., only hitting #62, while it was Top 20 in the U.K. and Canada. You know what’s disappointing? This song (nor any of his other songs, so far as I’m aware) was never recorded in Dolby Digital Surround Sound.