THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
1985-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.26.Every now and then but very occasionally a song comes along that sounds like nothing you have ever heard before,this was one of them.
Musically the song was inspired by ‘Electro Music,’ in particular Afrika Bambaataa(see best songs 716,) although Hardcastle made it more radio friendly with a catchy chorus.
’19’ features sampled narration by Peter Thomas and news reports from ‘Vietnam Requiem’ which was a ABC television documentary about the post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by Vietnam veterans.The title ’19’ comes from the documentary’s claim that the average age of an American combat soldier in the Vietnam War was 19,as compared to World War 2’s 26.
Incidentally Hardcastle’s follow up single ‘Just For Money’ peaked at Number 19 on the charts also in 1985.
‘None of them received a heroes welcome,none of them,none of them.’
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