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One Hit Wonders - AFTER THE FIRE (1983) (Edited 01/10/13 12:27AM by Nick__)
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"Der Kommissar" by After The Fire (1983)


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"Der Kommissar" is a song first recorded by Falco in Austria in 1981, covered a year later by After the Fire and reworked in 1983 byLaura Branigan. Originally written by Robert Ponger and Falco, the Falco version reached the top of the charts in many countries.

After the Fire's version featured English lyrics by the band's Andy Piercy. The song peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts

After the Fire are a British rock band that progressed from playing progressive rock to New Wave over their initial twelve-year career, while having only one hit in the United States ("Der Kommissar"). They came back into the U.K. spotlight when their English-language cover ofAustrian musician Falco's song, "Der Kommissar," rocketed into the U.S. top ten in 1983, though it only just made the top fifty in the United Kingdom

Billboard Top 100 - 1983
01. Every Breath You Take » Police
02. Billie Jean » Michael Jackson
03. Flashdance... What A Feeling » Irene Cara
04. Down Under » Men At Work
05. Beat It » Michael Jackson
06. Total Eclipse Of The Heart » Bonnie Tyler
07. Maneater » Daryl Hall & John Oates
08. Baby Come To Me » Patti Austin & James Ingram
09. Maniac » Michael Sembello
10. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) » Eurythmics
30. Der Kommissar » After The Fire

Zwei drei vier one two three
It's easy to see
But it's not that I don't care so
'Cause I hear it all the time
But they never let you know
On the TV and the radio
She was young her heart was pure
But every night night is bright she got
She said sugar is sweet
She come rappin' to the beat
Then I knew that she was hot
 
She was singin'
Don't turn around, oh oh
Der Kommissar's in town, oh oh
You're in his eye
And you'll know why
The more you live
The faster you will die
 
Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?
 
She said babe you know
I miss Jill and Joe
And all my funky friends
But my street understanding
was just enough to know what she really meant
And I got to thinking while she was talking
That I know she told the story
Of those special places that she goes
When she rides with the others in the subway
 
Singin'
Don't turn around, oh oh
Der Kommissar's in town, oh oh
And if he talks to you
And you don't know why
You say your life
Is gonna make you die...
 
Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?
 
Well we meet Jill and Joe
And brother Tim
And the whole cool gang and oh
They're rappin' here they're rappin' there
But she's climbin' on the wall
It's a clear case, Herr Kommissar
Cause all the children know
They're all slidin' down into the valley
They're all slipping on the same snow
 
Hear the children
Don't turn around, oh oh
Der Kommissar's in town, oh oh
He's got the power
And you're so weak
And your frustration will not let you speak
 
Don't turn around, oh oh
Der Kommissar's in town, oh oh
And if he talks to you
Then you'll know why
The more you live
The faster you will die
 
Don't turn around, oh oh
Der Kommissar's in town, oh oh
Don't turn around, oh oh
Der Kommissar's in town, oh oh

| Closed on 02/09/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
12 Fans 
17%a. 10 - Great Song
17%b. 7-9 - Pretty Good Song
33%c. 5-6 - Ok Song
33%d. 1-4 - What? Who? Huh?
0%e. I Did NOT like this song, one bit!

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#7 | 462 days ago

Wait. They became a one hit wonder based on a cover of a one hit wonder? This is almost better than the 99 Luftballons German/English inception one hit wonder.

Fantastic, Nick. Superb.



Just noticing that 1983 needs it's own  "one hit wonder - 30 for 30." It featured After the Fire, Michael Sembello AND irene Cara. That is a strong one and done year. Wow.
5-6 - Ok Song  
  
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#1 | 462 days ago

10. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) » Eurythmics yesheart
5-6 - Ok Song  
#2 | 462 days ago

lol. good song. I only know the chorus of course.
5-6 - Ok Song  
#3 | 462 days ago

(Edited by Nick__)
JenX63 wrote:
10. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) » Eurythmics yesheart
Stick to the featured artist, please!    sheeesh  angry
10 - Great Song  
#4 | 462 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
Stick to the featured artist, please!    sheeesh  angry
Really? (you are going to try to make me follow the rules?) Get in line big guy...:D
5-6 - Ok Song  
#5 | 462 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
Really? (you are going to try to make me follow the rules?) Get in line big guy...:D
Now that I have your attention! laugh

Hi, Jen!  (wave)  

Hope you are doing better and getting some sleep!  kiss
10 - Great Song  
#6 | 462 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
Now that I have your attention! laugh

Hi, Jen!  (wave)  

Hope you are doing better and getting some sleep!  kiss
No sleep yet, but the weekend is almost here!
5-6 - Ok Song  
#7 | 462 days ago

Wait. They became a one hit wonder based on a cover of a one hit wonder? This is almost better than the 99 Luftballons German/English inception one hit wonder.

Fantastic, Nick. Superb.



Just noticing that 1983 needs it's own  "one hit wonder - 30 for 30." It featured After the Fire, Michael Sembello AND irene Cara. That is a strong one and done year. Wow.
5-6 - Ok Song  
#8 | 462 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Wait. They became a one hit wonder based on a cover of a one hit wonder? This is almost better than the 99 Luftballons German/English inception one hit wonder.

Fantastic, Nick. Superb.



Just noticing that 1983 needs it's own  "one hit wonder - 30 for 30." It featured After the Fire, Michael Sembello AND irene Cara. That is a strong one and done year. Wow.
Yep....they sure did!  

Plus, I love their version and don't care for Falco's.

There are plenty more of 80's 1 HIT WONDERS - not sure what year they are from until I actually do the poll and research the info.
10 - Great Song  
#9 | 462 days ago

Interesting that Wrapped Around Your Finger outplayed MJ.    If I remember right, that album came out in the summer.

Ah, the dawning days of MTV.   
1-4 - What? Who? Huh?  
#10 | 462 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
Yep....they sure did!  

Plus, I love their version and don't care for Falco's.

There are plenty more of 80's 1 HIT WONDERS - not sure what year they are from until I actually do the poll and research the info.
You're right the 80's were really the glory days. Eventually we'd need to rank the individual years and crown one as the definitive Year of the One Hit Wonder.
5-6 - Ok Song  
#11 | 462 days ago

I heard this song at the bar last night, it was the chosen song played it in between karaoke sets. I like the intro beat, but the song gets repetitive after a while.
#12 | 462 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
You're right the 80's were really the glory days. Eventually we'd need to rank the individual years and crown one as the definitive Year of the One Hit Wonder.
Do you want to create a Poll for that or should I ?  laugh
10 - Great Song  

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