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In the year 2525 circa 1965
« on: Tue 11 Jun 2019 22:56:41 »
Hi All,
This has been bugging me for decades.
I am absolutely certain I heard the song "In the year 2525" by Zager and Evans in 1965.
Apparently the song was written in 1964 and not released until 1968. Well I know as a school kid I heard it on the radio(only once) because it was most unusual and something completely different. The bell had gone to end lunch and I was the only student left in the yard listening to this song being played on a Plumber's radio who was working in the yard.
I waited for it to end hoping the announcer would say the title and singer of the song, but alas, he did not.
If it was not In the year 2525 what the hell was it ?
Can anyone list other very unusual songs of this era which it could have been.


Offline Beergut

Re: In the year 2525 circa 1965
« Reply #1 on: Wed 12 Jun 2019 00:28:00 »
Welcome to Ausrock Squire!

Well, it certainly wasn't Zager & Evans. Their hit was released in 1969.

I've searched the British and USA top 100 for 1965, and drawn a blank. Couldn't see anything that I thought could be confused with 2525.

Not much help, I know.....

Never stand between a tree and a dog

Offline peterpowerpop

Re: In the year 2525 circa 1965
« Reply #2 on: Wed 12 Jun 2019 03:53:14 »
Wikipedia says:

"'In the Year 2525' is a 1968 hit song by the American pop-rock duo of Zager and Evans. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks commencing July 12, 1969. It peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in August and September that year. The song was written and composed by Rick Evans in 1964 and originally released on a small regional record label (Truth Records) in 1968. Zager and Evans disbanded in 1971."

45Cat's database lists all known releases of "In The Year 2525". It was only ever a Zager And Evans track.

What you heard must have been a similar song.