NDP 2018 Theme Song Is A Nostalgic Remix Of ‘We Are Singapore’ From 1987

Well, they did say old is gold.

For the new NDP 2018 theme song, we’re literally going old-school with a snazzy remix of the classic ‘We Are Singapore’ from way back in 1987.

The charming song is accompanied by an artistic music video directed by none other than filmmaker Boo Junfeng of The Apprentice fame.

Eagle-eyed viewers will be able to spot and a host of talented local artistes like THELIONCITYBOY and Joanna Dong, as well as iconic Singaporean locales.

Check out the music video in full here.

Music & Lyrics

How many times have you heard them say
The future is uncertain and everything must change
Well all of my worries and all of my fears
Begin to lose their weight, when I hold you near
If all that we are is what we believe
Then I know I’ve got to be the change I want to see
How easy we forget that everything takes time
No, nothing’s ever perfect, but I still call you mine

This is my country, this is my flag
This is my future, this is my life
This is my family, these are my friends
We are Singapore, Singaporeans (x2)

We the citizens of Singapore
Pledge ourselves as one united people
Regardless of race, language or religion
To build a democratic society
Based on justice and equality
So as to achieve
Happiness, prosperity and progress
For our nation

This is my country, this is my flag
This is my future, this is my life
This is my family, these are my friends
We are Singapore, Singaporeans (x2)

We are Singapore, we are Singapore
We will stand together, hear the lion roar
We are Singapore, we are Singapore
We’re a nation strong and free forevermore

This is my country, this is my flag
We are Singapore, we are Singapore

This is my future, this is my life
We will stand together, hear the lion roar

This is my family, these are my friends
We are Singapore, we are Singapore

We are Singapore, Singaporeans

1987 version

Ever the crowd favourite during NDP, the OG version of ‘We Are Singapore’ definitely tugs at everyone’s heartstrings whenever it’s played during the parade.

Here’s how the original rendition sounds for all those throwback feels.

Do you like the new remix?

There’s only a little over 2 months left till Singapore celebrates her 53rd birthday.

That’s more than enough time to start mugging these lyrics.

Unlike previous years, the good news is that we’re already familiar with over half of them.

Best part is, NDP ticket applications open on Wednesday (23 May). Keep your eyes peeled for details here.

Don’t forget to sound out about what you think of the ‘new’ NDP theme song in the comments below.

Featured image from NDPeeps.