Soldiers (You Am I song)

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"Soldiers"
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Single by You Am I
from the album Hourly, Daily
Released July, 1996
Format CD
7"
Recorded Q Studios, Sydney
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:31
Label rooArt Records
Songwriter(s) Tim Rogers
Producer(s) You Am I
You Am I singles chronology
"Mr. Milk"
(1995)
"Soldiers"
(1996)
"Good Mornin'"
(1996)
"Mr. Milk"
(1995)
"Soldiers"
(1996)
"Good Mornin'"
(1996)

"Soldiers" is the second single from the album Hourly, Daily by Australian rock band You Am I. It was released in 1996 and reached number 80 in the 1996 Triple J Hottest 100[1] and number 33 on the Australian charts.[2]

Tim Rogers said that the song was "very consciously" recorded with "boppy" horns, rather than distorted guitars, reflecting the music the band was listening to at the time. "You Am I were rock for four years, but we wanted to make something different."[3]

The video clip directed by Andrew Lancaster won the award for best video at the 1996 Aria awards.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Soldiers" – 2:31
  2. "Boulder Fair" - 2:12
  3. "Six" - 2:51
  4. "Count To Four" - 2:26

All songs by Tim Rogers.

"Boulder Fair", "Six" and "Count To Four" are all You Am I originals.


References[edit]

  1. ^ JJJ Hottest 100 1996
  2. ^ You Am I.com.au Archived October 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Mathieson, Craig (July 1996). "talk about the passion". Juice. Sydney, NSW: Terraplane Press Pty Ltd (41): 14.