Coverafbeelding Alides Hidding - Hollywood Seven
  • Statistieken
  •   5 weken
  •   25 piekpositie
  •   54 punten
  •   1980

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   30-01-1954
Land   Nederland

Alides Hidding is een Nederlandse zanger en songwriter die op 30 januari 1954 geboren wordt in Schoonoord. Tegenwoordig woont hij in België.

Hij is vooral bekend als oprichter en zanger van de disco-funkband Time Bandits, die tussen 1981 en 1986 acht Top 40-hits scoort. Zijn eerste hitsucces is echter de single Hollywood Seven, die in de zomer van 1980 vijf weken in de lijst staat (hoogste positie 25).

Hiddink schrijft ook muziek voor anderen. Hij treedt op in verschillende theaterproducties en was in 2012 ook weer nieuwe muziek aan het schrijven voor Time Bandits.

Songtekst

She came in one night from Omaha
Worn out, 'cause she could never sleep on trains
Took a bus to Hollywood
Lookin' for a room in the pourin' rain

Hair so blond, her eyes so brown
She thought she'd take this town and turn it upside down

I was livin' in a hotel
Just at sunset she moved in across the hall
She said she'd be a moviestar
And waited every morning for the call

I asked her in for a drink
But she hardly had the time
Her call might come tomorrow
She had to know her lines

Hollywood seven, rooms to rent
Teen and goes up in lights
Hollywood seven, you can dream your dreams
For seven bucks a night

Hollywood seven, rooms to rent
Teen and goes up in lights
Hollywood seven, you can dream your dreams
For seven bucks a night

Now the months went by without a job
The money that she saved was nearly spent
But she started bringing strangers home
Had to find a way to pay the rent

She'd sit and drink black coffee
With nothing much to say
Just busy rehearsing in her mind
The scene she'd never play

Hollywood seven, rooms to rent
Teen and goes up in lights
Hollywood seven, you can dream your dreams
For seven bucks a night

Hollywood seven, rooms to rent
Teen and goes up in lights
Hollywood seven, you can dream your dreams
For seven bucks a night

I found her there one morning
When she didn't come for coffee when I called
She brought the wrong one home this time
There were crazy lipstick squals across the wall

Now she's going back to Omaha
But not the way she planned
There'll be no crowd to cheer her up
No 'Welcome home', no band

Hollywood seven, rooms to rent
Teen and goes up in lights
Hollywood seven, you can dream your dreams
For seven bucks a night

Hollywood seven, rooms to rent
Teen and goes up in lights
Hollywood seven, you can dream your dreams
For seven bucks a night

Hollywood seven, rooms to rent
Teen and goes up in lights
Hollywood seven, you can dream your dreams
For seven bucks a night

Songinformatie

Trivia

Het origineel is van Jon English (te vinden op 45cat.com).
ArtiestAlides Hidding
 A-kant
Titel Hollywood Seven
Lengte 04:28
Componist(en) Sklerov, Lloyd
Producer(s) Pim Koopman
Engineer(s) John Sonneveld
 B-kant
Titel All Alone
Lengte 05:32
Componist(en) A. Hidding
Producer(s) Pim Koopman
Engineer(s) Jan Bloemsma
 
Platenlabel Polydor
Catalogusnr 2229 221
Album [diverse artiesten] 16 Zonnige Top 40 Hits


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