I have absolutely no idea when I first heard this song. I'm assuming it was a long time ago, and probably was playing on some radio station my father had playing in the car.
But it has struck a chord, and has always stuck with me. It's got that "All of this has happened before; all of this will happen again." feel to it. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, and I believe that. And I don't mean small events (although there's a lot of that going on too), but the entire span of civilizations.
Now that I feel slightly little depressed thinking about that, I present you Zager & Evans' "In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)":
Some of you may find that song both a little slow and depressing.
For you who like a dance beat, here's Venice Beat's cover with a female voice. I like the overall feel of the song, but I think it ruined the message. And the video is rather horrible.
And here's Pete Stark's dance cover, this time with a male voice. The song and the video get interesting at around 30 seconds in.
Until next time...