Best Songs Ever

What’s your favorite song?
Random Song
Please enter a search term (min. 2 chars)
Activities
iTunes Charts
ø 5 at 1 votes
What’s your rating?

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Hooked On Classics

Classical
  • Classical
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Disco
  • Rock
song from
1981
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 2011
  • 1988
  • 1980

Alternative video Spotify
Hooked on Classics was a series of record albums first introduced in 1981, toward the end of the disco era’s peak in popularity. Louis Clark, former arranger for Electric Light Orchestra, conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing a collection of very recognizable extracts from classical music pieces played over a continuous beat (sometimes an overtly disco fast beat, sometimes a slower and more subtle rhythm) which linked the segments together. This is called the Symphonic Rock or Orchestrated Rock genre, like London Symphony Orchestra did in their Classic Rock series but with less electronic effects. The first cut of the initial album was a very successful single, reaching Number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and Number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late-1981/early-1982. At... Read on...

Current Rank: ...

Popularity on the Web

Web
YouTube
last.fm
Spotify
0%

Discover

Popular in Classical (See Charts): Ode To Joy, Con Te Partiro, Nutcracker, Asturias Leyenda, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Por Ti Volare, Canon, Big Stones, Star Wars (Main Theme), and Be My Love.

Comments


Use at most three hashtags in your comment to connect the song with a topic (i.e. #live or #workout). It must contain at least one letter. You can view a toplist for every tag.