Fantasy (Aldo Nova song)

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"Fantasy"
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Single by Aldo Nova
from the album Aldo Nova
B-side"Under the Gun"
Released1982
Format7" single
GenreHard rock
Length5:05 (album version)
6:14 (extended version)
3:58 (single version)
LabelPortrait
Songwriter(s)Aldo Nova
Producer(s)Aldo Nova
Aldo Nova singles chronology
"Fantasy"
(1982)
"Foolin' Yourself"
(1982)

"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.[1] 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.

Music video[edit]

The video portrays Aldo performing with his band as if at a concert. It is 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 a helicopter lands and Aldo comes out of it in a leopard-print jumpsuit and is escorted to the stage. When they encounter a door the bodyguards can't open Aldo takes the guitar, holds it like a rifle, and fires a laser beam into the door to make it open.

In popular culture[edit]

"Fantasy" was used in the THQ/Volition Saints Row: The Third video game and its soundtrack.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ North, Dale. "Saints Row: The Third stations and tracks revealed". destructoid.com. Retrieved 2015-03-08.

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