LOOKING BACK VIDEO: Story behind song written about aliens coming to Northampton

Energy in Northampton was released to conicide with the 10th anniversary of an expansion campaign in the town
Energy in Northampton was released to conicide with the 10th anniversary of an expansion campaign in the town

A song released in the 1980s about Northampton was designed to attract industrial and commercial development to the town.

The Chron takes a look back at ‘Energy in Northampton’ - a song sung by Linda Jardim and released in 1980 by the Northampton Development Corporation.

The B-side to the song was (60 Miles by Road and Rail) Northampton.

Energy in Northampton, about aliens who find that Northampton is the ideal place to settle on planet earth, was released to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the expansion campaign by Northampton Development Corporation.

Basil Bean, general manager of the development corporation, said at the time that they needed to continue to attract industrial and commercial development to the town.

An advertising jingle on London radio lead to the release of the song after pop experts said it was a ‘damn good jingle’.

Listen to the story behind the song here STORY BEHIND THE SONG