Pink Floyd‘s Another Brick in the Wall was #1 this week in 1980.The song was from their album The Wall. The single is edited together from three tracks that, together, ran just over nine minutes.
Another Brick in the Wall was written by singer-bassist Roger Waters, based on his experiences at the Cambridgeshire School for Boys. It's a plea to rebel "against errant government, against people who have power over you, who are wrong."
Waters said, "It's a surprise, y'know, is what it is all these years down the line. When you realize that the thing has become a standard to some extent. But also that 'Brick,' too, for instance, successive generations of teenagers all over the world attach to the spirit of rebellion that is inherent in the song."
The background vocals on Another Brick in the Wall was by a 23-member school chorus in London.