Senses Working Overtime

1982 single by XTC

"Senses Working Overtime" is a 1982 song by English rock band XTC and is the lead single from their fifth studio album English Settlement. It went to number 10 in the United Kingdom, number 12 in Australia and number 15 in Ireland. It was covered by Mandy Moore in 2004.

"Senses Working Overtime"
Single by XTC
from the album English Settlement
ReleasedJanuary 1982
StudioThe Manor, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, England
Length4:34 (single edit)
4:53 (album version)
Songwriter(s)Andy Partridge
Producer(s)Hugh Padgham, XTC
XTC singles chronology
"Respectable Street"
"Senses Working Overtime"
"Ball and Chain"
Official audio
"Senses Working Overtime" at YouTube


  1. Hughes, Rob (18 August 2016). "Andy Partridge: The Big Interview". Prog. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  2. "Mandy Says". Spin. Vol. 19, no. 11. November 2003. p. 28. ISSN 0006-2510.