Australian singles chart:
In the Year 2525 entered the Kent charts on 12 July 1969 and peaked at #2. The song was #29 on the Top 100 of 1969.
BONUS CLIP BELOW – the only other time Zager and Evans appeared on the Australian charts
Zager and Evans was named after its two members, Denny Zager and Rick Evans. They are best known for their 1969 hit single In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus), which earned them one-hit wonder status.
Written by Evans, the song warned of the dangers of technology, portraying a future in which the human race was destroyed by its own technological and medical innovations. The last stanzas of the song suggest mankind undergoes a continuing cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zager_and_Evans
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Zager and Evans made one other Australian chart appearance. Help One Man Today entered the Kent charts on 11 May 1970 but only got as high as #94.
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