Wednesday, July 10, 2013


There are several songs that have the title "Forever Young".
Forever Young (Alphaville song)
"Forever Young" is the title track from German rock/synthpop group Alphaville's 1984 debut album of the same name. Though it was not the group's highest-charting European hit and failed to reach the American Top 40 despite three separate U.S. single releases, "Forever Young" has subsequently been covered by numerous artists.
Alphaville is a German synthpop group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were lead singer Marian Gold (real name "Hartwig Schierbaum", born 26 May 1954 in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia), Bernhard Lloyd (real name "Bernhard Gößling", born 6 June 1960 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia), and Frank Mertens (real name "Frank Sorgatz", born 26 October 1961 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia). The band was at first named "Forever Young" before changing to "Alphaville". They are best known for the hit singles, "Big in Japan", "Sounds Like a Melody" and "Forever Young".
The current core stage members of Alphaville are Marian Gold (vocals), Martin Lister (keyboards), David Goodes (guitars) and Jakob Kiersch (drums).

Forever Young (Bob Dylan song)
"Forever Young" is a song by Bob Dylan. The song first appeared (in two different versions) on Dylan's 1974 album Planet Waves.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, music producer, artist, and writer. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of Dylan's early songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'", became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the culture of folk music behind, Dylan's six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" radically altered the parameters of popular music in 1965. His recordings employing electric instruments attracted denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

Forever Young (Madness song)
"Forever Young" is a single by the band Madness, released on 18 January 2010. It was the fourth and last single to be taken from the album The Liberty of Norton Folgate, peaking at #199 in the UK.
Unlike the previous single "Sugar and Spice", "Forever Young" was released both physically on CD and on 7 inch vinyl, as well as digitally.
The single version of "Forever Young" (the "Melt Music Edit") is shorter and slightly faster than the album version, having been remixed by drummer Daniel Woodgate's company Melt Music. There is also the "Future Cut Remix", which is also faster but resembles older Madness tracks. The B-side is a cover of the Billy Ocean song "Love Really Hurts Without You", recorded in the sessions leading up to Madness's 2006 album The Dangermen Sessions Vol. 1.

Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s 2 Tone ska revival, they continue to perform with their most recognised line-up of seven members.
Madness achieved most of their success in the early to mid-1980s. Both Madness and UB40 spent 214 weeks on the UK singles charts over the course of the decade, holding the record for most weeks spent by a group in the 1980s UK singles charts. However, Madness achieved this in a shorter time period (1980–1986).
Madness have had only one UK number one single, with "House of Fun"; but, they have had two number ones in Ireland, namely "House of Fun" and "Wings of a Dove".

Forever Young (Rod Stewart song)
"Forever Young" is the second single released by Rod Stewart from his Out of Order album in 1988. The song was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #12.
The song is a re-write of a Bob Dylan song of the same title. Stewart agreed to share his royalties with Dylan. Rod Stewart wrote the song with two of his band members: guitarist Jim Cregan and keyboardist Kevin Savigar. Stewart told Mojo Magazine in 1995 that he considered "Forever Young" to be one of his favorite songs and the reason for writing it was, "I love 'Forever Young', because that was a real heartfelt song about my kids. I suddenly realized I'd missed a good five years of Sean and Kimberley's life because I was so busy touring all the time. With these kids now I don't make that mistake- I take them on tour with me, so I can watch them grow up. So that's another favorite. Unfortunately, it wasn't a big hit in England, but it's like a national anthem here (America)". Rod Stewart recorded a more mellow version of the song for his 1996 compilation album If We Fall in Love Tonight.
Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945)[1] is a British singer-songwriter and one of the best selling artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.
In the UK, he has had six consecutive number one albums, and his tally of 62 hit singles include 31 that reached the top 10, six of which gained the number one position. He has had 16 top ten singles in the U.S, with four of these reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group and then Faces. He launched his solo career in 1969 with his debut album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down (US: The Rod Stewart Album), and his early albums were a fusion of rock, folk music, soul music and R&B. His aggressive blues work with The Jeff Beck Group and Faces influenced heavy metal genres. From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Stewart's music often took on a New Wave or soft rock/MOR quality, and in the early 2000s he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook. Stewart's albums and singles sales total has been estimated by various sources to be between 100 million and 200 million copies.

Other Songs
"Forever Young", a song by Sparks from Introducing Sparks
"Forever Young", a song by Tune Up!
"Forever Young", a song by Tyketto
"Forever Young", a song from the film Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Also many other artist covered the songs.
Especially I want to mention:

Norah Jones Forever Young - A Celebration of Steve's Life.
Nora Jones covers Bob Dylan song "Forever Young"
"Thank you Steve for showing us how to believe, visualize and to think outside the box, but most importantly for giving us the tools to make all that happen just a little easier. For without all your contributions, we would all be living very boring lives."
Nora Jones

A Celebration of Steve Jobs
Live Apple Event,
October 19, 2011
Norah Jones (born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress. She is the daughter of Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones. She is also Anoushka Shankar's half-sister.

In 2002, she launched her solo music career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album Come Away with Me, a fusion of country music and pop with elements of jazz which was certified diamond album, selling over 26 million copies. The record earned Jones five Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Her subsequent studio albums, Feels Like Home, released in 2004, Not Too Late, released in 2007, the same year she made her film debut in My Blueberry Nights, and her 2009 release The Fall all gained Platinum status, selling over a million copies and were generally well received by critics. Jones' fifth studio album, Little Broken Hearts, was released on April 27, 2012.

Let's Live Forever (Gay Montage) (JJprods)
"Forever Young" the Alphaville song, by One Direction.
"I've always loved the song "Forever Young" from the classic band "Alphaville", so the idea of this montage came to my mind listening the latest cover from the new boyband "One Direction" filled with cutie pies who doesn't only look like angels, also sing like them too. What better excuse to celebrate youth, life, joy, strength and beauty in these uncertain and economically stressful times. Let's Live Forever guys! At least in our dreams."
Please watch the video
One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson. They signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after being formed and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010. 
Propelled to international success by the power of social media, their two albums Up All Night and Take Me Home, released in 2011 and 2012 respectively, broke several records, topped the charts of most major markets, and generated hit singles, including "What Makes You Beautiful" and "Live While We're Young".

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