Michael Sembello (born April 17, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American singer-songwriter best known for his iconic 80s pop hit "Maniac". He began his career as a professional musician by becoming a studio guitarist, and his credits include working with, or writing for, a 'Who's Who' of popular music. He has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Barbra Streisand, Stanley Clarke, and Donna Summer. Influenced by contemporary electropop and the flashy new wave scene, Sembello released his debut solo album in 1983, picking up some commercial success. The song "Maniac" was selected for Read more on Last.fm.