Song written by Ricky & Kim Wilde.
First track on the album Here Come the Aliens.
The intro of the song features parts of the song Numinous.


Two versions of '1969' were released: the album version and a live version, recorded live in Zurich, on the album Aliens Live.

Live performances

'1969' was performed live in 2018 and 2019, during the Here Come the Aliens Tour and during the Return of the Aliens Tour.

Kim about '1969'

1969 is a song that has a few influences. First of all, I was nine years old when man landed on the moon and I was there watching it with my mum and dad, as a little girl on the TV and I could not believe my eyes. It had a massive impact on me and I've been fascinated by the moon and all things to do with space ever since. It was further compounded by a UFO sighting in 2009. So 'Here come the aliens' was also inspired by that. '1969' is a song about the aliens may be coming down and kicking us off the planet, because we've made such a mess of things. (Track by track video, Facebook, March 10, 2018)


Drums: Jonathan Atkinson
Bass: Paul Cooper
Guitar: Neil Jones
Keyboards, guitar: Ricky Wilde
Backing vocals: Kim Wilde, Ricky Wilde, Scarlett Wilde
Voice over: Hal Fowler