Computer Love

Album: Computer World (1981)
Charted: 1
  • Another lonely night, lonely night
    Stare at the TV screen, the TV screen
    I don't know what to do, what to do
    I need a rendezvous, rendezvous

    I call this number, call this number
    For a data date, data date
    I don't know what to do, what to do
    I need a rendezvous, rendezvous

    Computer love
    Computer love

    Computer love
    Computer love Writer/s: Karl Bartos, Ralf Hütter, Emil Schult
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Eric from Beaverton, OrThis page says "In the early 1980s computers were large, impersonal, incommunicative things and not many could have foreseen their use as a vehicle for communicating with others." The first dial-up computer bulletin board was CBBS, the software was written by Ward Christiansen in 1978. It was designed to be a computerized message system, I believe for a computer club he and his friend Randy Suess belonged to.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBBS
    Dial-up computer bulletin board systems were very popular in the 80s through the mid-90s until the internet became popular. Also, some forms of email were around in time-sharing computer systems in the 60s.
  • Annabelle from Eugene, OrIsn't this one also done by Zapp and Roger? Or am I thinking of same title, different song?
  • Michael Martarano from New Haven, CtMost definitely one of my all time favorite songs.

    The album Computerwelt is notable for it's early use Digital instruments instead of the standard Analog of the day and also for incorporating 8 bit samples of consumer electronics. A technique which had not seen much use until the current Circuit Bending trend in Electronic Music of the late 1990s and 2000s.

    As mentioned before Computerliebe is a prophetic song about finding love via the computer. Another 80s song that shares a similar prophecy is Kate Bush's 'Deeper Understanding' which deals with computer addiction.
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