There was an interesting article that was circulating in Man U fan-verse about a song aptly titled 19 by Paul Harcastle that sat on top of the charts at one time in the 80s and is now making a comeback.
Here is an extract from the article I found on Daily Mail:
There’s one number on the mind of Manchester United supporters everywhere at the moment. And they’re not going to let anybody forget it.
When the final whistle was blown at Ewood Park last Saturday, it signalled that United had secured a memorable 19th league title, putting them one clear of their great rivals Liverpool.
And following the memorable success, United supporters have succeeded, partially at least, in a campaign to get the Paul Hardcastle hit 19 riding high in the music charts again.
The song, first released in 1985, spent five weeks at the top of the charts. It highlights the average age of soldiers who fought in the Vietnam war.
And the song re-entered the charts at No 40 last Sunday, following a campaign from United supporters on fans’ forums, and the microblogging site Twitter.
TRIVIA: Hardcastle’s famous hit was knocked off the top of the charts in 1985 by The Crowd’s version of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, which has become a terrace anthem of Liverpool over the decades.
And since I’m still in the celebration mood, here is the song and lyrics, 19 by Paul Hardcastle. Enjoy!
Perhaps, I should start writing a song titled 20 now…a chance for instant success sometime in May next year? 😀