Warning: file_get_contents(https://www.googleapis.com/youtube/v3/search?part=snippet&maxResults=5&order=relevance&q=alphaville+big+in+japan&type=video&videoCategoryId=10&videoDefinition=high&videoEmbeddable=true&key=AIzaSyCB4Hj3pIiIb6IaqoJvp0BoKDIygkQnT2c): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden
in /srv/users/serverpilot/apps/hotmusiccharts/public/song.php on line 38
The title of the song is a kind of joke/proverb. For instance, many rock bands that are well past their prime continue to be "Big in Japan" long after they cannot draw a large audience in the UK or US.
However, this song is mostly about a couple, who tries to get off a heroin addiction. The lead signer Marian Gold explains this this way:
"I must admit the only ones who understood the meaning of the song correctly were Bernhard (Lloyd) and our then publisher Andy Budde. .
Other Similar Songs
Other popular songs similar to "Big In Japan" by Alphaville.