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1969 Song of the Day is “In The Year 2525” by Zager and Evans. The song was written and composed by Rick Evans back in 1964. The single “In The Year 2525” went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US and stayed there for six weeks in the summer of 1969. It was also a #1 in the UK. Here is where Zager and Evans make history- no other one -hit wonder- has never had had a #1 hit in both the US and the UK and never have another chart single in either country. They had this huge hit in 1969- two years later they had broken up. Fascinating fact- the song was recorded in only one take- in a studio out in a cow pasture in Odessa, Texas. I never cared for the single at all- but it was a song of the times. It was the #1 song at the time Apollo 11 landed on the Moon and Neil Armstrong made one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind. “In The Year 2525” has been a much covered song- being covered over 60 times in 7 different languages. The song became controversial in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks when Clear Channel Communications listed it as one of 165 songs lyrically questionable following the attacks.


4 responses to “1969 SONG OF THE DAY- ‘IN THE YEAR 2525″- ZAGER AND EVANS

  1. Can’t remember when I first heard this song but I think it was a cover by someone. Love the cheesy Stonehenge set in the video!

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