A confession. I played this song from A Flock of Seagulls' 1983 album Listen a good few times that summer. To the point, inevitably, that I couldn't listen to it anymore. I guess that happens sometimes.
The song was covers 20-odd years later by Nouvelle Vague, which scooped up songs from the new wave era and recast them with bossa nova-style interpretations.
I much prefer it to the original.