Something in the Air

Thunderclap Newman

About Something in the Air

"Something in the Air" is a song recorded by Thunderclap Newman, written by Speedy Keen who also sang the song. It was a No. 1 single for three weeks in the UK Singles Chart in July 1969. The song has been used for films, television and adverts, and has been covered by several artists. The track was also included on Thunderclap Newman's only album release Hollywood Dream over a year later.


Year:
1969
3:55
2,125 
#4

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Call out the instigators
Because there's something in the air
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right

We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now

Lock up the streets and houses
Because there's something in the air
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right

We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now

Hand out the arms and ammo
We're going to blast our way through here
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right

We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now

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Thunderclap Newman

Thunderclap Newman were a British one-hit wonder band that Pete Townshend of The Who and Kit Lambert had formed circa December 1968 - January 1969 in a bid to showcase the talents of John "Speedy" Keen, Andy "Thunderclap" Newman and Jimmy McCulloch. more »

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Written by: JOHN KEEN

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12 facts about this song

Song Composition
"Something in the Air" was composed by Speedy Keen who was the drummer and vocalist for Thunderclap Newman.
Producer
The song was produced by Pete Townshend, the guitarist for The Who. Townshend did all the arrangements for the song.
Popularity
The song topped the UK Singles Chart in July 1969, remaining at number one for three weeks.
Award
It won the Ivor Novello songwriting award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in 1970.
Chart Position
In the U.S., the track reached number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by numerous artists including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and David Bowie for the film "The '60s".
In Popular Culture
It has been used in several films and advertisements due to its catchy melody and evocative lyrics, most notably in the 1969 film "The Magic Christian".
Band Disbandment
Despite the song's success, Thunderclap Newman never had another hit. The band broke up in 1971, just two years after their chart-topping success.
Music Style
The song contains what has been described as a 'distinguished' piano solo by Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman.
Concept
The song’s lyrics, however subtly, hint towards rebellion and revolution, according to Speedy Keen.
Re-release
"Something in the Air" was re-released in 1976, peaking at number 65 on the UK Singles Chart.
Significance
The song is often associated with the youth counterculture and anti-establishment movements of the late 1960s.

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