It was released as the third single from the band's fourth studio album of the same name. The single was released on Chrysalis Records on 9 January and is notable for spending four consecutive weeks ultravox vienna single number two in the UK Singles Chart without ever getting to number-one. Nevertheless, the single peaked at number one on the Top 40 charts in many European areas including the NetherlandsBelgium and Ireland.
It also won "Single of viennna Year" at the Brit Awards. To date, it remains Ultravox's signature songbeing their most commercially successful release and is often played live by Midge Ure in solo performances. It was voted Britain's favourite single to ever peak at ultraavox two in the ultravox vienna single in a poll run by BBC Radio 2 and the Official Charts Company. It was awarded an ultravox vienna single number one by the OCC.
Ure said of the track: Other sounds include a solid synth ultravox vienna single line played on a MiniMoogan Elka string synthesiser and ultrafox Roland CR drum machine  The song is regarded as a staple of the synthpop genre that was popularised in the early s. The song takes its inspiration from the film The Third Manwhich is based around the Austrian capital Vienna.
Midge Ure is said to have been visnna by The Walker Brothers ' single " The Electrician ". The song was also performed at the Live Aid concert in Wembley Stadium. The music videodirected by Russell Mulcahy is particularly evocative of The Third Man. By the time the crew was ready to film, we were all well partying for real. The gravestone that is shown in the video and on the single cover is part of the grave of Carl Schweighofer and is located on ultravox vienna single Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.
Schweighofer was a famous Austrian piano manufacturer. The B-side to the single is "Passionate Reply", a light, poppy synthpop song similar to many tracks on the Vienna album. The 12" single also features "Herr X", a version of the Kraftwerk -esque ultravox vienna single track "Mr. Ultravox vienna single sung entirely in German by Warren Cann with the aid vienan native German producer Conny Plank.
Both tracks were included on the remastered CD version of the Vienna album as bonus tracks. Ultravox vienna single reissue peaked at number 13 in the UK Singles Chart. All songs written and composed by Warren CannChris CrossBilly Currie and Midge Ureexcept where noted. In Aprila re-recorded version of "Vienna", by a new Ultravox line-up, was released as a single in Germany. This line-up consisted of original Ultravox member Billy Ultravpx on keyboards, violin and percussion, and Tony Fenelle on vocals, guitar and percussion.
The backing vocals on B-side "Systems of Love" were performed by Alison Limerick and Jackie Williams. The single did not chart. On the album Revelationit was not included. It was jokingly suggested on "A Song for Europe"an episode of TV sitcom Father Tedthat "Vienna" was written and performed by a priest called Father Benny Cake who changed his name ultravox vienna single that nobody would know he was a priest, presumably referring to Ure even though the song was incorrectly stated as having got to number one in the UK.
However the song did reach number one in Ireland where Father Ted was set. The song is also heard on Professor Grisenko's Walkman in the Doctor Who episode, " Cold War ", set in The song is played ultravkx the season finale of 13 Reasons over Hannah Baker's final message to Clay Jensen. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Warren Cann Chris Cross Billy Currie Midge Ure.
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