And while driving home through a steady rain tonight the station played a song that I can't believe I've never heard before. At least I don't recall ever hearing it. The song is titled In The Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) and it was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks back in 1969. It was performed by the Nebraska duo Zager and Evans (no longer together).
Now, I didn't grow up in the 60's, but I did go through a musical phase in college where I listened to 60's and 70's music almost exclusively. Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney. You get the picture. So how the heck did I miss coming across this song? Beats me.
Anyway, as soon as I got home I Googled it. All I had to go on was a few of the lines I had memorized so I could search and find out which artists sung it and what it was titled. Luckily, I even came across a really cool video that someone had put together on YouTube to go along with it. Check it out!
In The Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
Pretty cool song, eh? Quite visionary for 1969. Now I'd just love to see someone do a really killer mashup of it! Maybe a little something like this Beatles vs. Jay-Z mashup. And check Ringo Starr on the turntable. Wicked!
The Grey Album Mashup
And while I'm on the subject of mashups, here's a cool one featuring Green Day and Oasis. This is one of my favorites.
Green Day vs. Oasis Masup