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 was called "Hooked On Classics (Parts 1 and 2)". A unique arrangement of this track, simply called "Hooked on Classics", was released as a single in October 1981, and was the version predominately played by radio. With a listed time of 3'48", it contained the first five pieces of the album cut, skipping the next four (Beethoven's "Symphony no. 5, 1st movement" through "Symphony no. 9, 4th movement"), followed by the remaining pieces. Thought not listed as such on the single's label or in the Performance Rights Organization's database, it is implied this portion is "Part 1". The B-side of the single, also called "Hooked On Classics" and lasting 2'13", begins with the fourth piece from "Part 1" (Sibelius' "Karelia Suite, intermezzo"), contains the missing four pieces found on the album cut, and concludes with the remaining pieces through "March of the Toreadors" which fades out, as opposed to the album cut and "Part 1"'s cold ending of the "1821 Overture". Presumably this is "Part 2". The label of the single incorrectly omits the "1821 Overture" from the list of pieces in the "Part 1" medley.[1]

The single peaked at number 2 in the UK and later in the US at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1982.[2] It was the 56th biggest hit of that year.[3] 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.[4] "Hooked on Classics" also reached number one on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.[5]

In Germany and Austria, the album was released titled "Classic Disco" and reached number one in both countries.[6]

Chart performance "Hooked On Classics (Part 1)"[edit]

Album 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. ^ "The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Hooked On Classics, Vinyl 7" single USA release". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  2. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.com. 1982-02-06. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
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  4. ^ a b "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  5. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada" (PDF). Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-17.
  6. ^ a b "Österreichische Hitparade" (in German). austriancharts.cat. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/028020/f2/nlc008388.0429.pdf
  9. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts" (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  10. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1981-12-06. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  11. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  12. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
  13. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 208.
  14. ^ David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992" Archived 2016-03-05 at Archive.today
  15. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.4689&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=mhe12pta2k83e08udtq66ot062
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 26, 1981
  19. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1981/Top 100 Songs of 1981". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-07-19.