Mike Score, with his friend Frank Maudsley and Mike's brother Ali Score formed the band in Liverpool, England in 1980 with Paul Reynolds (see 1980 in music). Their debut recording, "Telecommunication", was an underground hit and the band soon released A Flock of Seagulls in 1982 (1982 in music). "I Ran (So Far Away)" quickly became a hit single, bolstered by a stylish music video on MTV.
In the UK, "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" was just as popular as "I Ran" in the US, though "I Ran" sold poorly in comparison. Listen in 1983, was almost as successful. 1984's (1984 in music) The Story of a Young Heart produced two more singles, and Dream Come True (1986 in music) failed to chart. The band re-united in 1989, and continued to tour throughout the United States. Their latest album is 1996's The Light at the End of the World (see 1996 in music). Currently the band are still touring and in the studio recording a new album with a re-tooled version of "I Ran" in the works.
In November of 2003, the original line-up (Mike Score, Paul Reynolds, Frank Maudlsey and Ali Score) announced they would reunite for a one-time performance by VH1, after having played a live session in London.