Fantasy (Aldo Nova song)
|Single by Aldo Nova|
|from the album Aldo Nova|
|B-side||"Under the Gun"|
|Genre||Hard rock, Synth rock|
5:05 (album version)3:13 (single version)
|Aldo Nova singles chronology|
"Fantasy" is the debut single by Canadian rock musician Aldo Nova and is regarded as his most popular work to date. Released on his eponymous debut album in 1981, the song climbed to #3 on the Mainstream rock chart, and #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song was featured in a flashback sequence in the final episode of the popular television series Rob & Big. A cover version of the song, performed by Steel Panther, is the current theme song for the MTV show Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.
VH1 listed it at #78 on its countdown for the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.
The video shows Aldo performing with his band at a concert. It's best remembered for its intro, which starts out with a man holding an electric guitar and two bodyguards holding machine guns, waiting for someone. Then comes a helicopter, landing from the sky, and Aldo comes out in a very contoured leopard-print suit, being escorted to the stage. When they encounter a locked door, which the bodyguards can't open, Aldo grabs his guitar and fires a laser into the door and it opens.
Both the helicopter scene and the laser scene were Aldo's ideas.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)