Klaus Nomi - Lightning Strikes




Miutopia
Listen to me baby, you've got to understand You're old enough to learn the makings of a man Listen to me baby, it's time to settle down Am I asking too much for you stick around? Every boy wants a girl he can trust to the very end Baby that's you, won't you stay? But 'till then, When I see lips begging to be kissed, I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Nature's taken over my one-track mind Believe it or not, you're in my heart all the time All the girls are saying that you'll end up a fool For the time being, baby, live by my rules When I settle down, I want one baby on my mind Forgive and forget, and I'll make up for all lost time If she's got to get out fine, then she's on my mind I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) There's a chapel in the pines waiting for us, around the bend Picture in your mind love forever. But 'till then, When I see lips begging to be kissed, I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again
Install a Friend
i identify myself as a smartly dressed dorito
T T.
The way he sings the chorus will never leave your head, it's left humming for a long time... Soon you want more!
Tyson Fringer
What a neat guy... It's sad that he had to go back to his home planet.
godstomper
The love child of astro boy and betty boop
TheDeadlyBees
Imagine it's 1981 and Klaus has just released this song, thinking "hey, maybe some people will be weirded out by this, but who's really gonna be watching that closely?" And then the internet happened. And now over 30 years later nothing can be kept a secret and over 2,000,000 people have watched this video. There was no way Klaus could have seen this coming.
violet bowie
It's cute how uncomfortable this video makes people.
Rainster P
He was so far ahead of his time. A stage genius.
Corvus Corvidae
LOIIIIGHTNNNIIIINGGGG STROIIIIIKIIINGGG AGAAAAAIIIIIINNN!
Brie Russell
This isn't that weird, it's just German.
Alejandro Lino
He's singing with Bowie again. ;-;
Andy Northall
Well, at least he was an individual, with a distinctive voice, unlike the pre-programmed drones that make up most of the charts these days.
mindugi ;)
someone noticed that in the lightning is written "Nomi"? my brother did :O
Iconology
First watch: DAFAQ? Second watch: The chorus is catchy. Third watch: That's actually pretty impressive vocals Forth watch: Going as Klaus for Halloween Fifth watch: SOMEONE NEEDS TO EITHER RE-RELEASE OR DO A COVER.
ninjaboy1965
Found this by accident. So glad I did, its fantastic.
Dood
When someone asks me what my favourite genre of music is I just tell them Klaus Nomi
supernewuser
Back here again. I've decided this is brilliant.
Cory Janca
I love it. it is the right level of weird
We Good
he reminds me of an earthbound character
Verty
This is the best shit ever.
Jonathan Stern
Is that the guy from Venture Brothers?
ariwarhol
Much better than Lady Gaga
Michael Garin
He was a really nice guy who left us too soon. His dream was to play the Witch in the opera Hansel and Gretel. Woulda rocked.
Toasty Waters
Everyone can say what they will, but I love everything about this.
Siberian Khatru
when i see this video on my list i can't STOP i can't STOP MYSELF
Naval Kishore Barthwal
Listen to me baby, you've got to understand You're old enough to learn the makings of a man Listen to me baby, it's time to settle down Am I asking too much for you stick around? Every boy wants a girl he can trust to the very end Baby that's you, won't you stay? But 'till then, When I see lips begging to be kissed, I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Nature's taken over my one-track mind Believe it or not, you're in my heart all the time All the girls are saying that you'll end up a fool For the time being, baby, live by my rules When I settle down, I want one baby on my mind Forgive and forget, and I'll make up for all lost time If she's got to get out fine, then she's on my mind I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) There's a chapel in the pines waiting for us, around the bend Picture in your mind love forever. But 'till then, When I see lips begging to be kissed, I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)
Amber Fashing
everytime I hear Nomi sing I close my eyes and imagine Klaus the fish from American Dad singing . it adds a whole layer of entertainment to it.
Nick Frampton
He's like a screwed up pee wee herman.
Varroasis
I think we've finally found Mettaton.
BarryDennen12
y'know the most terrifying thing? They buried him in that suit after he died..
Radhiatul Maisarah Binti Radhi
This. Is. Brilliant.  I love his vocal capabilities. R.I.P Klaus Nomi. <3
R Paz
You have to have an open mind to appreciate Nomi`s work.
Aselene
Oh gawd, I've accidentally clicked on one of those links haven't I. Oh hang on a minute it's actually quite compelling lol
METALRON
Lightning is still striking in 2018.
Effy Stonem
I remember when one of my middle school teachers showed us this video... I remember being so fascinated by this while everyone else cringed lol.
mbryant107
Seeing this guy has to be what inspired Mike Myers to create Sprockets and its host, Dieter on SNL. Look it up!
dodgetransformer84
Old school Dr.Who villian
Dianne Brill
He was beautiful ,warm and very kind man. I was there.
Thepomafame
gaga was influenced by him, basically the outfits
Jordan Bosche
How many people came here because this guy was on Venture Bros?
Dragon Lancer
Easily the greatest avant-garde performer.
Tala Atayde
dammit i can't stop listening to it
arenyndriel
Don´t bother me right now! I´m listening Klaus
Xol The Great
Alright I don't know what the fuck I'm listening to or what style this is or what this guy dresses like. But I love it
Solid Snake
Why can't I stop watching this?
Ron Wylie
This is why I love You Tube, I haven't even heard of him, how wonderful
Aleksandra Merci
It's my favourite Klaus Nomi song.
issa m æ ł ï şş ā
I have a feeling that Klaus Nomi is going to sing as I enter the gates of heaven
U Wish U Were Me
If you turn him upside down he looks like a guitar
BloodylocksBathory
533 babies did not understand
nyk31
holy crap
BrandonD
I somehow knew he died from aids before reading that he actually had.
Cherie Monteau
If our government wasn't such a P.O.S. Klaus would still be here with us, because there IS a cure for AIDS . Unfortunately you have to be filthy rich to get the medication . Back then it was known as "gay cancer ".. What a loss . Klaus still puts me in a trance when I watch him perform ... Now he is hanging out with David Bowie
Kemylar
That's enough internet for today.
NorthBelfastGhirl
I didn't know this person existed, how obscure, strange and brilliant! I shall be singing this madness for days!
Brusselslover
You have to admit, he was unique.
Marty theMartian
This is art.
Keated
I... just... Wat? :|
Plexpara
this dude was never big in Germany.nobody know him in Germany.but he was a big big star in the states...so who is strange here?
SharkSport
dada punk
funkyfabulous
this is gold! LIIIIIGHTNNNIIIINGGGG STRIIIIKIIINGGG AGAAAAAIIIIIINNN!
ruddy martinez
En México también apreciamos el legado musicalde Klaus Nomi, en lo personal me parece que fue un verdadero artista y pienso que al morir dejo un lugar muy difícil de ocupar. No existe nadie con la mitad del talento que mostro Klaus Sperber. ¡¡¡¡VIVA KLAUS NOMI!!! This is my favorite song.
Jessica Deschaines
Klaus Nomi was a stunning artist.  I so wish he could have stuck around a little longer.  <3
Cam Q
i wish music was more like this. i hope 2017 brings this back. i am over people trying so hard. just let loose and be fucking weird.
JT P
Imagine the worlds worst hangover , splitting headache , spinning room , paralyzed with fatigue , the alarm goes off at 6am , the sound system has been adjusted to MAX VOLUME , by your mates , the windows are vibrating and you cannot move , trapped in bed with that f**king chorus ringing in your ears , that was in 1982- still have the mental scars......😵
loola Realpirate
Klaus Nomi, Icon ! <3 <3 <3 
Strange Angel
What did I just click on!? This is terrifyingly awesome.
Just Me
I am so fascinated by him; so haunting.
Yodi Valentine
The nightmares are coming back
Zuzanna Vee
What a great performance artist. Sorely missed!
kfi kicbf
try to catch that lighting Pokemon (throws ball) wait that's a human !!!
Erin O'Neil
We all need more Nomi in our diets.
Patrick Andrzejczyk
Listen to me baby, you've got to understand You're old enough to learn the makings of a man Listen to me baby, it's time to settle down Am I asking too much for you stick around? Every boy wants a girl he can trust to the very end Baby that's you, won't you stay? But 'till then, When I see lips begging to be kissed, I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-) Nature's taken over my one-track mind Believe it or not, you're in my heart all the time All the girls are saying that you'll end up a fool For the time being, baby, live by my rules When I settle down, I want one baby on my mind Forgive and forget, and I'll make up for all lost time If she's got to get out fine, then she's on my mind I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself (Refrain) There's a chapel in the pines waiting for us, around the bend Picture in your mind love forever. But 'till then, When I see lips begging to be kissed, I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself (Refrain)
John Jones
I lived in New York in the late 70's I remember seeing Klaus around Even without trying he had an other worldly quality about him
Abelardo Inocente
un talento sin igual, lastima q de su muerte, estaba para joderse al pop actual, con ese pop futurista y música clásica, todo un desafio artístico con esa prodigiosa voz
Kent Crawford
gotta remember in the early eighties this'll be like on MTV late at night and we were like WTF lol
Labro Doro
I guess "Lightning Strikes" being a very common name for spells and abilities in a lot of video-games brought lots of random people to this video . They , being young and painless perform a verbal execution of a very talented artist of the past . But at the end of the day the truth is that their brainwashed internetic personality will never even touch the uniqueness of Klaus' expression and the honesty of his so strange world .
poopymcgoopy
This makes me feel creepy inside:/
WildChildNamaste
<3 I wish more people were inspired by Him. ^_*
Lawrence Charlton
I definitely have to say Klaus Nomi's music brings me a lot of joy I may be late in discovering his music but I'm so glad I did 😁
Jeffrey Mince
He was a professionally trained opera singer. I don't think he needed to catch like Lady Gaga he really did have talent.
Romylou81 shalahub
My beautiful Klaus Sperber. A perfect artist, that many people haven't understood. But people who have done it knew he was just PERFECT!!! LOVE U KLAUS
Mayara Helena
again and again and again.... 
GhostofaSiren
Adore this.
Terry Donald
I'll never be able to un-see this........
Israel Ruelas
AIDS took one look at him and said "I have myself a winner"
Brandon Njoroge
I love this
tedbarrusDeletedVideosX1
sad that he died alone
Stephen Thompson
Well I just discovered that I have apparently not ever been very high at all.
Robert Simms
Klaus covers Lou Christie...what’s not to like?
Sundays with TimmyExJW
This is perfect for a literal thunderstorm with lightening. Makes me think of Klaus. Rip Klaus Nomi.
Jeffrey Mince
I wish MTV wasn't the one who introduced me to Klaus Nomi back in the early 80s but I'm so glad that it did he it was absolutely brilliant and I really admire him. to be different is to be unique, thank you Klaus for your time here on this planet
Nyet Nine
When my hairline recedes I'm going to steal that hair style.
PlayStation Exclusive
should b on every1 play list all the time
Matheus Gameplays e animação
Hello im david Bowie
Youa Numbah Oneah Racist
Seems right up Sander Cohen's alley.
mmmgorgeous
one day, I will publicly thank you, Klaus Nomi
Cherie Monteau
I could look at his teeth all day long .beautiful. inside and out I'm sure
King Obada Hokan
what did i just watch?
Jose Doval
This is the inspiration for Ace Frehley's suit!!! And King Diamond's falsetto!!! AND I'M NOT EVEN SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT MAKEUP!!!