Hooked on Classics

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Hooked on Classics
Hooked on Classics.jpg
Studio album by
Released1981
RecordedAbbey Road Studios, London
GenreClassical disco
Length47:39
LabelK-tel

RCA Records
AFL1-4194
4194-R
07863-54194
ProducerJeff Jarratt & Don Reedman
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra chronology
Hooked on Classics
(1981)
Hooked on Classics 2: Can't Stop the Classics
(1982)
German/Austrian album cover
Classic Disco album cover.jpg

Hooked on Classics is an album by Louis Clark and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, published in 1981 by K-tel and distributed by RCA Records, part of the Hooked on Classics series.

The opening track, "Hooked on Classics" (Parts 1 & 2), was released as a single in October 1981, peaking at number 2 in the UK and later in the US at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1982.[1] It was the 56th biggest hit of that year.[2] The song also reached number 10 on the Cash Box Top 100.

In Canada, the single peaked at number 21, and spent four weeks at that position.[3] "Hooked on Classics" also reached number one on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.[4]

In Germany and Austria, the album was released titled "Classic Disco" and reached number one in both countries.[5]

Chart performance (Parts 1 & 2)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Hooked On Classics (Parts 1 & 2) - 5:06
  2. Hooked on Romance - 6:42
  3. Hooked On Classics (Part 3) - 6:02
  4. Hooked On Bach - 5:59
  5. Hooked On Tchaikovsky - 5:29
  6. Hooked On A Song - 5:11
  7. Hooked On Mozart - 4:09
    • Piano Sonata No. 11 K.331 3m Rondo Alla Turca
    • Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major 'Sonata semplice' 1m Allegro (1st Theme)
    • Serenade No. 13 for strings in G Major 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik', K. 525 2m Romanze-Andante
    • Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 2m Andante
    • Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major 'Sonata semplice' 1m Allegro (2nd Theme)
    • Divertimento for two horns and string quartet, 'Ein musikalischer Spaß' (A Musical Joke) K. 522 4m Presto
    • The Marriage of Figaro 'Le nozze di Figaro' K. 492 Aria: Non più andrai
    • The Marriage of Figaro 'Le nozze di Figaro' K. 492 Overture
    • Serenade No. 13 for strings in G Major 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik', K. 525 4m Allegro
    • The Magic Flute 'Die Zauberflöte' K. 620 Overture
    • Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 49 3m Rondo
    • Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 'Jupiter 1m Allegro vivace
  8. Hooked On Mendelssohn 4:25
    • Violin Concerto in E Minor Op 64 3rd movement *Second Segment) Allegro molto vivace
    • Octet in E flat Major Op 20, Scherzo
    • Violin Concerto in E Minor Op 64 3rd movement *Second Segment) Allegro molto vivace - Reprise
  9. Hooked On A Can-Can - 4:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.com. 1982-02-06. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  2. ^ "1982". Longbored Surfer. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  3. ^ a b "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  4. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada" (PDF). Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-17.
  5. ^ a b "Österreichische Hitparade" (in German). austriancharts.cat. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/028020/f2/nlc008388.0429.pdf
  8. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts" (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  9. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1981-12-06. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  10. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  11. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 208.
  13. ^ David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992" Archived 2016-03-05 at Archive.is
  14. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.4689&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=mhe12pta2k83e08udtq66ot062
  15. ^ Scaping, Peter, ed. (1982). "The Top 200 Singles: January–December 1981". BPI Year Book 1982 (5th ed.). London, England: The British Phonographic Industry Ltd. pp. 46–49. ISBN 0-906154-03-0.
  16. ^ Jones, Alan; Lazell, Barry; Rees, Dafydd (1982). "The Top 200 Singles (UK)". Chart File 1982. London, England: Virgin Books. pp. 74–77. ISBN 0-907080-49-9.
  17. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 26, 1981
  18. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1981/Top 100 Songs of 1981". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-07-19.