Aldo Nova – Fantasy


Fantasy” is the debut single by Canadian rock musician Aldo Nova, released in 1982 from his self-titled debut albumVH1 listed the song at number 78 on its countdown for the “100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s”. It is his most popular work to date.

The Music Video

The video portrays Nova performing with his band for an audience. In its opening sequence, a man holding a Gibson Les Paul guitar and two bodyguards holding machine guns wait for someone. The men surround a landing helicopter, and the one with the guitar opens the door. Nova exits the helicopter, clad in a leopard-print jumpsuit and a pair of cowboy boots, and is escorted to the stage. When they encounter a locked door, Nova takes the guitar, holds it like a rifle, and fires a laser beam into the door, forcing it open. Once inside, Nova leaps on stage where he and his band perform the song.


Single by Aldo Nova
from the album Aldo Nova
B-side “Under the Gun”
Released 1982
Length 5:05 (album version)
6:14 (extended version)
3:58 (single version)
Label Portrait
Songwriter(s) Aldo Nova
Producer(s) Aldo Nova
Aldo Nova singles chronology
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