View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Maniac The Music / Maniac" on Discogs. "Maniac" is a song from the film Flashdance that was written by Dennis Matkosky and its performer, Michael Sembello. The original idea for the song. Michael Andrew Sembello (born Ap) is an American singer, guitarist, keyboardist, The song "Maniac" from that album, which he co-wrote with his keyboardist. The official music video for Michael Sembello's song "Maniac" features clips from the film Flashdance, with Jennifer Beals, as, Alex working out. Michael Sembello - Michael Sembello - Maniac - Casablanca Records - - Music. Maniac, a Single by Michael Sembello. Released in May on B Maniac (Instrumental) In the dictionary under "perfect pop song" this is there. Template:Other uses Template:Unreliable sources Template:Infobox single "Maniac" is a song performed by Michael Sembello. The song was used in the film. Lyrics for Maniac by Michael Sembello. Just a steel town girl on a Saturday night Lookin′ for the fight of her life In the real-t. Chords, melody, and music theory analysis of Maniac by Michael Sembello. 5 6 7 1 A # B C # D # E # F # G # A # B C # D # V I V I I sus4 i i 6 B C # sus. Best Keys to modulate are A♯m (dominant key), G♯m (subdominant), and F♯ (relative major). Notes in the scale: D#, F, F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#.