“Fantasy” by Aldo Nova
Aldo Nova, a Canadian rock musician, get off to a great start. In 1981, he released his self-titled debut album Aldo Nova. “Fantasy” was the first single from that album, and climbed up to #3 on the Mainstream rock chart, and peaked at #23 on the Billboard chart on May 29, 1982.
Unfortunately, his solo career faded away. Nova did work with Jon Bon Jovi in the early and late ’80s, and produced some early Céline Dion albums.
In 1991, Nova sought the help of Bon Jovi to revive his solo career on his release Blood on the Bricks, but it still only managed to chart at number 124.
As a songwriter, Nova’s recent hits include Clay Aiken’s “This is the Night” (co-written with Chris Braide and Gary Burr), which in the US was a number one hit and the best selling single of 2003.
But, let’s go back to his rock roots, and listen to #78 of VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s: Aldo Nova’s “Fantasy”:
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