Friday, February 04, 2011

Song of the Week

Opus is not only the name of a popular comic book character from the 1980's, but additionally the name of a one-hit wonder band. In fact, their song, "Live is Life" has become a forgotten song entirely. The song was a moderate hit in the late summer of 1985.

Here's what wikipedia had to say about the song: In 1985 Opus released "Live Is Life," which topped the charts in many countries; it was a number one hit in Canada for seven weeks in 1985 and 1986. A live recording of the song made the Top 40 in the USA in 1985. It reached Number 6 in the United Kingdom charts on August 3, 1985, and stayed in the charts for 15 weeks. The track is popular as a sing-along song for crowds at sports events in Europe.

I remember being in germany in the early summer and this song was being played on every radio station. In the later summer, i started hearing it back in the states. I remember really liking this song ... and then forgetting about it for years ... not sure what made me think about them again ....

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