Coverafbeelding Alphaville - Big In Japan
  • Statistieken
  •   9 weken
  •   2 piekpositie
  •   275 punten
  •   1984

Artiestinformatie

Land   Duitsland

Alphaville is een Duitse synthpop/-rockband, in 1982 in Münster opgericht door Marian Gold (echte naam: Hartwig Schierbaum), Bernhard Lloyd (Bernhard Gößling) en Frank Mertens (Frank Sorgatz). In 1983 wordt de oorspronkelijke naam Forever Young veranderd in Alphaville, naar de gelijknamige sciencefictionfilm uit 1965.

De debuutsingle Big In Japan wordt een enorme hit in 1984 en bereikt in Nederland de tweede plaats. In hetzelfde jaar staat Alphaville nog twee keer genoteerd, met Sounds Like A Melody (#6) en Forever Young (#18).

In de jaren die volgen wisselt de bezetting regelmatig en worden nog verschillende albums uitgebracht, maar zonder nieuwe singlesuccessen.

Robbie France (drummer tussen 1995 en 1998) overlijdt op 14 januari 2012. Op 21 mei 2014 sterft plotseling toetsenist (sinds 1995) Martin Lister (52).

In 2017 verschijnt het elfde album Strange Attractor.


Songtekst

Winter's cityside, crystal bits of snowflakes
All around my head and in the wind
I had no illusions that I'd ever find
A glimpse of summer's heatwaves in your eyes
You did what you did to me
Now it's history I see
Here's my comeback on the road again
Things will happen while they can
I will wait here for my man tonight
It's easy when you're big in Japan

When you're big in Japan, tonight
Big in Japan, be tight
Big in Japan, where the Eastern sea's so blue
Big in Japan, alright
Pay, then I'll sleep by your side
Things are easy when you're big in Japan
When you're big in Japan...

Neon on my naked skin
Passing silhouettes
Of strange illuminated mannequins
Shall I stay here at the zoo
Or shall I go and change my point of view
For other ugly scenes
You did what you did to me
Now it's history I see
Things will happen while they can
I will wait here for my man tonight
It's easy when you're big in Japan

When you're big in Japan, tonight
Big in Japan, be tight
Big in Japan, oo the Eastern sea's so blue
Big in Japan, alright
Pay, then I'll sleep by your side
Things are easy when you're big in Japan
When you're big in Japan, tonight
Big in Japan, be tight
Big in Japan, oo the Eastern sea's so blue
Big in Japan, alright
Pay, then I'll sleep by your side
Things are easy when you're big in Japan
When you're big in Japan

When you're big in Japan, tonight
Big in Japan, be tight
Big in Japan, oo the Eastern sea's so blue
Big in Japan, alright
Pay, then I'll sleep by your side
Things are easy when you're big in Japan
When you're big in Japan

Songinformatie

ArtiestAlphaville
 A-kant
Titel Big In Japan
Lengte 03:52
Componist(en) Gold , Mertens , Lloyd
Producer(s) Orlando
 B-kant
Titel Seeds
Lengte 03:15
Componist(en) Gold , Mertens , Lloyd
 
Platenlabel WEA
Catalogusnr 24-9505-7-N
Album Forever Young


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