Originally released by Alphaville as a single in 1984, 'Forever Young' was available in both its original mix and also in a dance version titled the "Special Extended Mix." Over the years the band has released several remixes and demo versions of the song.
The song's music video shows the band performing in one of the halls at Holloway Sanatorium in England. A number of ragged people ranging from children to the elderly awake to observe the band, then walk through a diamond-shaped glowing portal.
Just a year after the song's initial release, pop singer Laura Branigan covered 'Forever Young' on her album 'Hold Me' and began a tradition of performing the song as an encore at her concerts until her death in 2004
Amid rumours that Branigan was going to release the song as a single Alphaville's re-released the single in the US, but it did not prove to be massively popular. Branigan's version, though promoted on stickers adorning the album, subsequently remained an album cut in the US.
The Alphaville version was released a third time in the US in 1988, to promote Alphaville: The Singles Collection, and peaked at number 65, their highest charting (and also last) single on the Billboard Hot 100.
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Special Dance Version - video
Techno Rave Mix
Forever Dream Mix
Alphaville - Forever Young - Video
Alphaville - Forever Young - Special Dance Version Video
Laura Branigan - Forever Young - Live