Song written by Ricky & Kim Wilde.
First track on the album Here come the aliens.
Two versions of '1969' were released: the album version and a live version, recorded live in Zurich, on the album Aliens Live.
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