Paul Hardcastle - 19 (1985)

Synth wizard, Paul Hardcastle, had a number of electro-pop hits during the 80s, and he achieved some acclaim for his early singles, notably the instrumental, electro-funk classic "Rain Forest" (in 1984). However, the musician came to greater prominence in 1985 with the No.1 single "19".

"19" was released as the first single from his self-titled third studio album Paul Hardcastle . The song features  a strong anti-war message about the soldiers who served in the Vietnam war, and the physical and mental scars that they endured.

He had several other UK hits including "Don't Waste My Time" (No.8 - UK) and "The Wizard" (No.15 - UK) which was the theme tune for the BBC music programme Top Of The Pops.

Paul Hardcastle 19 - Extended Version 12
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