One night, at a wedding reception, an extremely drunk man ordered the band to perform “The Ballad of the Green Berets,” then, a half hour later, demanded that it be played again. That night, Arrival struck back with the hydrogen bomb of retaliation songs: “In the Year 2525,” the relentlessly ugly Zager and Evans song with the disturbingly weird lyrics (You won’t find a thing to chew! Nobody’s gonna look at you!). Some guests actually fled the room.
Dave Barry, Tricky Business (50)