The Human League - Human

The Human League – Human

“Human” is a song by the British synth-pop band The Human League. It was released on August 11, 1986 with instrumental version on the B-side as the lead single from their fifth studio album “Crash.” The song is one of The Human League’s most recognizable and successful tracks.

The Human League - Human - single cover

“Human” is characterized by its smooth and melodic synth-pop sound, featuring the distinctive vocals of lead singer Philip Oakey. The song is marked by its catchy and romantic melody, and the lyrics convey themes of love and vulnerability. The narrator expresses their affection and emphasizes the human qualities and emotions that bind two people together in a relationship.


The song “Human” was a commercial success, reaching high positions on music charts in various countries. The song topped the charts of the United States, becoming the band’s second single to top the Billboard Hot 100 after their 1981 single “Don’t You Want Me”. It became one of The Human League’s signature songs and is often associated with the band’s contribution to the synth-pop and new wave movements of the 1980s. The song’s enduring popularity has made it a classic of its era.


The Human League – Human – Lyrics