Hey Hey 16K
was released as the world's first ever free download single by Artists Against Success in October 1999, before coming out on CD the next year on the album Say It With Words
. Shortly after this Need To Know
magazine released a t-shirt featuring the lyrics.
In 2004 Rob Manuel of B3ta.com
created a fantastic flash animation video
for the song which went on to become a massive internet phenomenon - two million people downloaded it in the first two weeks alone! A second range of T-Shirts were produced and people all over the world wrote in to tell us how much the song meant to them. It was lovely!
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the video's release (on May 4th 2014) a new "pay what you like" version of the single was made available via our bandcamp site
. It features the album version of the song, all the original tracks from the online single, and a demo for a proposed sequel, and you can pay as much or as little as you like for the whole package.
Say It With Words
MJ Hibbett & The Validators debut album.
Rob Manuel's mini-masterpiece
Need To Know
The online magazine that first took up the cause.