"In the Army Now" is a song by the Dutch duo Rob and Ferdi Bolland, recorded in 1981. The song was also later recorded by the British rock band Status Quo on their 1986 album, In the Army Now, and their version peaked at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart. Slovenian industrial band Laibach recorded a cover-version for their war-themed NATO album in 1994. In 2009, Les Enfoirés covered the song under the title "Ici Les Enfoirés", using the same tune, but changing the lyrics to ones in the French language. A German language version was released by the band Fee in 1987, titled Du mußt zur Bundeswehr.
On 26 September 2010, Status Quo will released a new version of "In The Army Now" with the Corps Of Army Choir through Universal / UMC. All profits from this updated and lyrically-reworked version will be donated equally to the British Forces Foundation and Help For Heroes charities. This charted at #31 in the UK Singles charts upon its release.
Running time: 04:15
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