1980 (song)

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For other songs of this name, see 1980 (disambiguation).
"1980"
Single by Estelle
from the album The 18th Day
B-side "Don't Talk"
Released United Kingdom 19 July 2004
Australia 13 September 2004
Format CD single, 12" vinyl
Recorded 2003
Genre Hip hop-soul
Length 4:01
Label V2 Records, Stellarents Entertainment, JDid
Writer(s) E. Swaray, R. Shelton, K. Veney, L. Hill
Producer(s) Rich Shelton, Kevin Veney & Loren Hill for One-Up Entertainment
Estelle singles chronology
"1980"
(2004)
"Free"
(2004)

"1980" is the debut solo single by British singer-songwriter Estelle and the first taken from her debut album The 18th Day.

In "1980", Estelle talks about her childhood; she titled the song "1980" for the year she was born. The single reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart[citation needed] and was the highest charting single from her debut album.[citation needed] The song samples Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Lazy Susan". It remains one of Estelle's most well-known hits in the UK.[citation needed] The single is also one of her biggest hits in Australia, where "1980" peaked inside the top 40 at number 36.[when?]

Estelle performed the song during her set at the BBC 1Xtra urban music event.[when?]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "1980" depicts events that took place in Estelle's younger years, which are featured in the lyrics of the song. The video features members of Estelle's family and leads into album track and the B-side for "1980", "Don't Talk" at the end of the video. This video, as well as her video for "Free" was directed by Andy Hylton.[citation needed]

Formats and track listings[edit]

UK and AUS CD
  1. "1980"
  2. "Don't Talk"
  3. "Don't Talk" (remix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004)[1] Peak
position
UK Indie Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 14
Australian Singles Chart 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Estelle discography". polyhex.com. Retrieved 8 June 2008. 

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