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Giorgio Moroder With Philip Oakey – Together In Electric Dreams (Extended)

This is number 28 in my occasional series of 12" records from the 80s that had an effect on my life.

Chart Number


Track Length – 06:24
Released on Virgin
Format – 12″
Year of Release - 1984
1pCD Rating –
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Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Remixed by Steve Bates
On chart(s) - Top 50 12"s of the 1980s

Giorgio Moroder With Philip Oakey – Together In Electric Dreams (Extended)

As I sit down to write this blog post, the room around me seems to shimmer with neon lights, and the air crackles with electric energy. It’s the mid-80s, and the synthpop sensation “Together in Electric Dreams” has just hit the airwaves. The radio waves carry its infectious melody, and I’m instantly transported back to a time when shoulder pads were big, hair was bigger, and optimism about the future was even bigger.

Picture this: I’m in Germany, on an exchange visit. The sun is setting, casting a warm glow over the cobblestone streets. I stumble upon a local record store, and there it is—the 12″ version of “Together in Electric Dreams.” I snatch it up, feeling like I’ve discovered a hidden treasure. Little did I know that this song would become the soundtrack to my memories of that magical summer.

The opening notes kick in, and Philip Oakey’s voice—distinctive, soulful—fills the room. It’s impossible not to sway along, caught up in the song’s gravitational pull. The lyrics speak of longing, of connection, of a love that transcends time and space. And that synth riff? It’s like a cosmic handshake—a promise that we’re all in this together, riding the same electric wave.

“Electric Dreams,” the forgettable b-movie that featured our anthem, was a quirky gem. Imagine a man falling head over heels for his computer—an idea that seemed far-fetched back then but feels eerily relevant today. The film tapped into our fascination with technology, blurring the lines between human and machine. And as the credits rolled, we hummed the chorus, wondering if our own electric dreams were just a keyboard stroke away.

Now, let’s talk about the musical alchemy behind the magic. Philip Oakey, the frontman of The Human League, stepped out of the group’s shadow to collaborate with Giorgio Moroder. Oakey’s voice, like a velvet comet streaking across the night sky, met Moroder’s genius—a man who had already shaped disco’s pulsating heart. Together, they wove a sonic tapestry that merged past and future, analog and digital. It was a cosmic collision of creativity.

Giorgio Moroder, with his silver hair and futuristic shades, brought disco’s glittering legacy to the studio. His synths whispered secrets from the dance floors of Studio 54, while Oakey’s vocals soared like a satellite seeking connection. The result? A song that defied gravity—a timeless anthem that still echoes through the decades.

And so, “Together in Electric Dreams” became more than a hit. It became a time capsule—a capsule that holds our hopes, our dreams, and the promise of a world where love and technology dance hand in hand. Play it now, and you’ll feel the sparks—electric, undeniable—as if the universe itself is singing along.

So, my fellow time travelers, let’s raise our imaginary glow sticks and toast to “Together in Electric Dreams.” May its pulsing beats continue to light up our nights, bridging the gap between then and now, between analog and binary. Because in this electric symphony, we’re all dancing together—forever connected, forever dreaming. 🌟✨🎶