Given it’s magnetic heartstring twigging potential it is surprising that ‘Forever Young’ has seen so little coverage (newly coined term for a song that has been covered by other artists, although it was given a neat jangly treatment by the Antipodean rockers Youth Group recently). ‘Forever Young’ may well be into its 3rd decade but the intervening period has seen the song lose little of its magnetism. Ok, the leaden drum sequences are uniformly eighties in bent (and marvel at those hairstyles in the video) but there’s no denying the sincerity in the words and the beauty in the vocals that dispel them. The Berlin trio had a clutch of hits throughout Europe but will be forever remember for this and their debut single ‘Big in Japan’ which did very well on both sides of the Atlantic. KD
Alphaville – Forever Young
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This song was used brilliantly in “It’s Always Sunday In Philadelphia”
Laura Branigan once sang this on Johnny Carson way back when. He complimented her on the song and instead of giving credit where credit is due and maybe launching Alphaville into a new level of popularity, all she had to say was “Thank you”! Bitch!
I (still) prefer the uptempo 12″ version of it…
Alphaville!!!! And I thought I was a cheesey fucker.
Yep, tune in next weeks for the dancey remix of Lionel Richie’s pleasant stomper Dancing On The Ceiling.