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D.N.A. (A Flock of Seagulls song)

"D.N.A." is a song written and performed by A Flock of Seagulls from their debut effort, A Flock of Seagulls.

Song by A Flock of Seagulls
from the album A Flock of Seagulls
Released1982 (1982)
GenreNew wave, synthpop, post-punk
Songwriter(s)Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds
Producer(s)Mike Howlett, Bill Nelson

The track incorporated the band's trademark heavy synthesizer sounds, while also integrating skilled arpeggios, layered bass lines and multiple effects. The production techniques borrowed some from the Wall of Sound although it is distinctly a stereo effort.[citation needed]


The band earned a Grammy Award in 1983 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. As with the entire album, the song has a futuristic feel, and is part of the alien theme of the concept album.[citation needed] The track has been described by lead singer Mike Score as "warning of the dangers of science".[citation needed]

Upon distinguishing the band with the award, at least one official at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences remarked the song was "distinctive among other acts of the time...for its scope and ambition."[1]

Song appearancesEdit


  1. ^ H Schipper (1992). Broken record: The inside story of the Grammy Awards. Secaucus, New Jersey, United States: Carol Pub. Group. ISBN 978-1559721042.