Hooked on Classics
|Hooked on Classics|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||Abbey Road Studios, London|
|Producer||Jeff Jarratt & Don Reedman|
|Royal Philharmonic Orchestra chronology|
|German/Austrian album cover|
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.
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. It was the 56th biggest hit of that year. The song also reached number 10 on the Cash Box Top 100.
In Germany and Austria, the album was released titled "Classic Disco" and reached number one in both countries.
Chart performance "Hooked On Classics (Part 1)"
Album Track listing
- Hooked On Classics (Parts 1 & 2) - 5:06
- Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat Minor Op 23 1st Movement / Tchaikovsky
- Flight of the Bumblebee / Rimsky-Korsakov
- Symphony no. 40 in G Minor 1st Movement / Mozart
- Rhapsody in Blue / Gershwin
- Karelia Suite Op 11- Intermezzo/ Sibelius
- Symphony no. 5 in C Minor Op 67 1st Movement / Beethoven
- Toccata in D Minor / J.S. Bach
- Serenade no. 13 in G major - 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' 1st Movement / Mozart
- Symphony no. 9 in D Minor Op 125 4th Movement / Beethoven
- Overture to William Tell / Rossini
- Voi che sapete (aria), Le nozze di Figaro / Mozart
- Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture- Love Theme / Tchaikovsky
- Trumpet Voluntary / Clarke (the listed title is a common misconception; the correct title is "Prince of Denmark's March")
- Messiah Hallelujah Chorus / Handel
- Piano Concerto in A Minor Op 16 1st Movement / Grieg
- March of the Toreadors - Carmen / Bizet
- 1812 Overture /Tchaikovsky
- Hooked on Romance - 6:42
- Air on the G String / J.S. Bach
- Ave Maria / Schubert
- Liebesträume / Liszt
- Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ("Choral") 3rd movement Adagio molto e cantabile / Beethoven
- Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op 43 Variation 18 Andante cantabile (D flat Major) / Rachmaninov
- Piano Sonata no. 14 in C sharp Minor Op 27/2 'Moonlight' 1st movement Adagio sostenuto / Beethoven
- Piano Sonata no. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique' 2nd movement Adagio cantabile / Beethoven
- Clarinet Concerto in A Major K. 622 2nd movement Adagio / Mozart
- Xerxes "Ombra mai fu" (Largo) / Handel
- Hooked On Classics (Part 3) - 6:02
- Wedding March (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) / Mendelssohn
- Radetzky March Op 228 / Johann Strauss I
- Toccata Op 42/5 / Widor
- Alla Hornpipe from 'Wassermusik' / Handel
- Humoresque Op 101/7 / Dvořák
- Lullaby / Brahms
- Arrival of the Queen of Sheba / Handel
- Promenade (Pictures At An Exhibition) / Mussorgsky
- In the Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg
- Caprice no. 24 / Paganini
- Ride of the Valkyries / Wagner
- Fingal's Cave / Mendelssohn
- Military March / Schubert
- Polonaise in A major / Chopin
- Symphony no. 4 in A Major - 'Italian' 1st movement / Mendelssohn
- Overture to the Light Cavalry / Suppé
- Farandole / Bizet
- Largo (2nd Movement from Symphony No. 9 / Dvořák
- Lohengrin, Prelude to Act 3 / Wagner
- Hooked On Bach - 5:59
- Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
- Suite no. 2 in B Minor - 'Badinerie'
- Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G Major 1st movement
- Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F Major 1st movement
- Erkenne Mich Mein Hüter
- Suite no. 2 in B minor - Bourée 2
- Suite no. 2 in B minor - Bourée 1
- Suite no. 3 in D major - Gavotte
- French Suite no. 5 in G major - Gavotte
- Wachet auf Ruft uns die Stimme
- Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
- Hooked On Tchaikovsky - 5:29
- Capriccio Italien Op 45
- Swan Lake
- Dance of the Reed Flutes (from The Nutcracker)
- Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
- Symphony no. 6 in B Minor Op 74 1st Movement
- Trepak (Russian Dance from the Nutcracker)
- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (from The Nutcracker)
- March (from The Nutcracker)
- Chinese Dance (from The Nutcracker)
- Miniature Overture (from The Nutcracker)
- Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat Minor Op 23 1st Movement
- Capriccio Italien
- Hooked On A Song - 5:11
- Votre Toast (Carmen) / Bizet
- Funiculì Funicula / Denza
- Tarantella Napoletana / Rossini
- Polovtsian Dances / Borodin
- Dance of the Hours / Ponchielli
- Habanera / Bizet
- Neapolitan Serenade (O sole mio) / di Capua
- "Un bel di vedremo" from Madama Butterfly / Puccini
- Vedi! Le Fosche / Verdi
- Votre Toast / Bizet
- 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
- 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
- Hooked On A Can-Can - 4:56
- Can-Can / Offenbach
- Unter Donner und Blitz Op 324 / Johann Strauss II
- Hungarian Dance No. 5 / Brahms
- Tritsch Tratsch Polka Op 214 / Johann Strauss II
- La Vie Parisienne / Offenbach
- Gallop- Dance of the Hours / Ponchielli
- Czardas / Monti
- La Vie Parisienne / Offenbach
- Overture To Dichter und Bauer / Suppé
- Can-Can (Reprise) / Offenbach
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