THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
172-Vera Lynn-We’ll Meet Again.
1939-Has never charted in the UK,there was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 1.08.At the age of 102 years and 199 days(at the time of writing),Dame Vera Lynn is the oldest living person to have achieved a UK Number 1 single with ‘My Son,My Son’ in 1954.
The landmarks don’t stop there,on the very first UK chart compiled in November 1952 she had three of the top twelve singles.In 2009 at the age of 92 she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Album chart with ‘The Very Best Of Vera Lynn,’ and to commemorate her 100th birthday in 2017 the Album,’Vera Lynn 100′ was issued,it reached Number 3 on the chart making her the first centenarian to have an Album in the UK chart.
Dame Vera Lynn was born Vera Welch on the 20th March,1917 in East Ham,Essex,England,she is known as ‘The Forces Sweetheart’ and was made a Dame in the Queens ‘1975 Birthday Honours.’
‘We’ll Meet Again’ was written by Ross Parker(1914-1974) and Hughie Charles(1907-1995.) The song is one of the most famous of the Second World War era and resonated with soldiers going off to fight and there family and loved ones.The song is an optimistic message that one day we will meet again,as many soldiers did not survive the war presumably the meeting again will take place in heaven.
‘We’ll meet again don’t know where don’t know when,but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.’
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