Fantasy (Aldo Nova song)
|Single by Aldo Nova|
|from the album Aldo Nova|
|B-side||"Under the Gun"|
|Length||5:05 (album version)
6:14 (extended version)
3:58 (single version)
|Aldo Nova singles chronology|
"Fantasy" is the debut single by Canadian rock musician Aldo Nova and is his most popular work to date. Released on his eponymous debut album in 1982, 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 is best remembered by fans[by whom?] 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.
In popular culture
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
- North, Dale. "Saints Row: The Third stations and tracks revealed". destructoid.com. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
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