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YMMV / Alphaville

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The band

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: "Middle of the Riddle" on The Breathtaking Blue.
  • Covered Up:
    • "Big in Japan" was covered by Guano Apes.
    • "Forever Young" was covered by Laura Branigan, Youth Group, and remixed by JayZ into "Young Forever".
  • First Installment Wins: Debut album Forever Young remains their best-selling, best-known, highest-charting effort. Your mileage may vary on whether or not it's actually their best work.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Forever Young contains the credit: "Comfort by Wolfgang Neuhaus." After Frank Mertens quit, Wolfgang Neuhaus would become a member of the band, going by the stage name Ricky Echolette.
    • Alphaville's Catching Rays on Giant and Romy Haag's Moving On, which were released within a month of each other, both feature cover art of the singer holding a mask of their own face in their right hand. Not long after, Marian Gold and Romy Haag released a duet, "Love Will Find a Way."
  • Song Association: Many people associate "Forever Young" with Napoleon Dynamite.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Compare "Golden Feeling" to Duran Duran's "Rio".
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: If you don't love "Forever Young" for being the quintessential cheesy 80s ballad, you probably love it for it for it's dreamy, etherial synths and unapologetically romantic lyrics.

The movie

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Beeps and other electronic noises are scattered piecemeal throughout the film. In one chase scene near the end, while Lemmy is driving backwards to escape his pursuers, it sounds like he's using a backup beeper.BEEP 


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