Alphaville - Forever Young (cover versions)

"Forever Young" is the title track from German rock/synthpop group Alphaville's 1984 debut album of the same name. Though it was not the group's highest-charting European hit and failed to reach the American Top 40 despite three separate U.S. single releases, "Forever Young" became something of a pop standard and has been covered by numerous artists since its 1984 debut.

Let's dance in style, let's dance for a while
Heaven can wait, we're only watching the skies
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst
Are you going to drop the bomb or not

Let us die young or let us live forever
We don't have the power but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The music's for the sad men

Can you imagine when this race is won
Turn our golden faces into the sun
Praising our leaders, we're getting in tune
The music's played by the madmen

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever
Forever -- and ever

Some are like water, some are like the heat
Some are a melody and some are the beat
Sooner or later, they all will be gone
Why don't they stay young?

It's so hard to get old without a cause
I don't want to perish like a fading horse
Youth's like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever

So many adventures couldn't happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams swinging out of the blue
We'll let them come true

Here is a compilation of cover versions by selected artists:
1. Atrocity - Forever Young (Cover Version) (3:50)
2. Axel Rudi Pell - Forever Young (Cover Version) (4:10)
3. Bad Influence - Forever Young (Cover Version) (2:40)
4. Cash Cash - Forever Young (Cover Version) (3:38)
5. Interactive - Forever Young (Cover Version) (4:15)
6. Jay-Z & Beyonce - Forever Young (Cover Version) (5:38)
7. Jay-Z Feat. Mr. Hudson - Forever Young (Cover Version) (4:16)
8. Karel Gott - Forever Young (Cover Version) (3:29)
9. Kenneth Pattengale - Forever Young (Cover Version) (5:15)
10. Laura Branigan - Forever Young (Cover Version) (3:49)
11. Marc De Siau - Forever Young (Cover Version) (4:23)
12. Stefano Prado - Forever Young (Cover Version) (2:50)
13. Temperance - Forever Young (Cover Version) (3:36)
14. Unknown Artist - Forever Young (Cover Version) (2:50)
15. Youth Group - Forever Young (Cover Version) (4:30)