Category Archives: Alphaville

Forever Young

Alphaville
“Forever Young” (US Promo)
1988 Atlantic (US)
PR 2465-2

01 Forever Young (LP Version)
02 Forever Young (New Single Mix)
03 Forever Young (Special Extended Mix)


Alphaville
“Forever Young 2001” (Limited Fan Edition Promo)
2001 Warner Strategic Marketing (DE)
PRO2766

01 Forever Young (F.A.F.’s Diamonds In The Sun Remix)
02 Forever Young (Factory Mix)
03 Forever Young (Original Demo 1983)
04 Thank You (Spoken Version)


Alphaville
“Forever Young” (The Remix)
2006 Warner Strategic Marketing (AU)
5101147052

01 Forever Young (Hamel Album Mix)
02 Forever Young (Bill Hamel Club Mix)
03 Forever Young (Original Version)


WARNING! Sappy personal nostalgia follows below:

My high school class Senior Prom was held exactly 30 years ago, on 11 June 1987. A couple of months prior to the event, a vote was conducted to decide the prom’s theme song. After whittling down the options, the top two contenders were Heatwave’s “Always And Forever” (1977) and Alphaville’s “Forever Young” (1984). Alas, the last dance of the evening was “Always And Forever.” Perhaps the anti-nuclear war sentiment of “Forever Young” was just a bit too plaintive given the Cold War tension of that era (then President Ronald Reagan delivered his “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” speech in West Berlin on the day after the prom).

NEHS Senior Prom 1987


Forever Young

Let’s dance in style, let’s dance for a while
Heaven can wait, we’re only watching the skies
Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst
Are you going to drop the bomb or not??

Let us die young or let us live forever
We don’t have the power, but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The music’s for the sad men

Can you imagine when this race is won?
Turn our golden faces into the sun
Praising our leaders, we’re getting in tune
The music’s played by the madmen

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever
Forever – and ever

Some are like water, some are like the heat
Some are a melody and some are the beat
Sooner or later, they all will be gone
Why don’t they stay young?

It’s so hard to get old without a cause
I don’t want to perish like a fading horse
Youth’s like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever

So many adventures couldn’t happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams swinging out of the blue
We’ll let them come true

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?

Dance With Me (Paul van Dyk Remix)

PRO2733

01 Dance With Me (Paul van Dyk Short Cut)
02 Dance With Me (Paul van Dyk Long Run)
03 Dance With Me (Paul van Dyk Instrumental)

INFO > There’s a bit of Alphaville activity on the ‘Share’ page, so I thought I’d offer a contribution. The German synthpop group’s back catalog was revisited in 2001 by numerous contemporary producers for the compilation “Forever Pop.” There was no finer choice to remix Alphaville’s 1986 single “Dance With Me” than the band’s fellow countryman, Paul van Dyk.