5 Covers, 1 Grad Death Anthem

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“Let’s dance in style, let’s dance for a while
Heaven can wait, we’re only watching the skies
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst
Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?

Let us die young or let us live forever
We don’t have the power but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The music’s for the sad men

Can you imagine when this race is won
Turn our golden faces into the sun
Praising our leaders, we’re getting in tune
The music’s played by the, the mad men”

Countdown the five best covers of the generation-busting, quasi-suicidal, death anthem that plagues high school graduation — via Gen X:

“INTRO has been trimmed a few seconds in order for the song to start a little bit sooner.”
Alphaville did not originate the song. Pass it on, LYON.
No source, date, or location for fan material.
Golden Gate Park, SF.
Beyonce And Jay Z “Forever Young” “Halo”Paris Stade de France On The Run Tour.
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