Everyone remembers this song - the story of the hit "Youth in Boots" from the TV series "Soldiers"

Today, "Youth in Boots" is very popular in the vastness of Russia and beyond. In the distant 2000s, numerous ringtones, remixes and parodies were created with the chorus from this track.

The history of the song "Youth in Boots": idea, popularity, clip

"Youth in Boots" - the famous hit of the beginning 2000-х, which is well known to almost everyone. The song gained huge popularity after it appeared in the TV series "Soldiers"for which it was written.

The track belongs to the group "The end of the film". Later, it will be included in the album of the same name, within which all the compositions from "Soldiers" were presented. As a result, the song became a signature feature of the multi-part tape and almost the most recognizable melody on Russian television. However, few people know its true history.


History of creation

Shot from the series "Soldiers"
Shot from the series "Soldiers"

At first they wanted to name the song "Soldier's", as well as include an additional verse in it. Today "Youth in Boots" very popular in the vastness of Russia and not only. In the distant 2000s, numerous ringtones, remixes and parodies were created with the chorus from this track. In the wake of popularity, two more variations of the song were also recorded. As for the music videos, there were two of them, and the difference between their shootings is nine years! This once again proves the fact that even after years the composition did not bother the listeners, but, on the contrary, turned into an ageless hit. According to statistics "Russian bestseller", the band's song "The end of the film" became one of the most popular musical themes in the history of Russian television series.

The author of the ageless hit is Evgeny Feklistov - team leader. He wrote this creation at the end of the summer of 2004 specifically for the series "Soldiers". It is known that Feklistov had experience of serving in the army: the musician gave two years of his life construction battalion In Nizhniy Novgorod. At first, the song had a different name and contained an additional verse, which they eventually decided to exclude. Here is what the author of the track himself said in his interview:

“For a very long time, we were associated with the public only with the song “Alice”, but in 2004 everything changed. Then the series "Soldiers" appeared, and we wrote the soundtrack for it. Nobody knew what tape it was. I remember how we sat with the creators of this series in some kind of cheburechnaya and talked about music. We didn’t care about money, we just genuinely wanted to help…”

Music video

End of Film Group
End of Film Group

The first video was filmed in 2004. It was a promotional video for the series. Actually, it is difficult to call it a clip - all rights belonged to "Lean-M", and, accordingly, the group could not use it for their own purposes.

The second video was filmed nine years later, in 2013. This time, the initiators were the members of the group themselves. "The end of the film". Filming took place in the military unit of special forces "Peresvet".


On the wave of popularity, the song quickly became a hit. Ringtones, remixes, parodies, covers - whatever enthusiasts and fans of the series did. Also, the most devoted viewers have probably noticed that the new seasons included updated versions of the hit with slightly changed lyrics.

“I remember standing in line at the store and several people had this song on their bell! Then I realized that now we are not only the creators of two hits, but also one popular ringtone, ”recalled Evgeny Feklistov.

According to official figures, in just seven years, the hit composition has almost a million times sounded on the radio. It also became the second most popular tune from Russian television series, losing to the main theme from "Brigades". In 2005, a year after the audience first heard "Youth in Boots", a whole collection was released with tracks from the TV series “Soldiers” beloved by everyone.

A little about the series

The series "Soldiers"
The series "Soldiers"

"Soldiers" - a popular Russian series, which to this day continues to be broadcast on the TV channel REN TV. The first episode aired in August 2004. The project quickly fell in love with the audience. It tells about service in the army, about the experiences and personal tragedies of soldiers, about the problems of sergeants, ensigns and officers, about the moments of their joy and sadness ...

The plot is very touching, while not without humor - bright and kind. Mishka Medvedev and Kuzma Sokolov quickly became the favorites of the public, but gradually new characters appeared in the series - some evoked sympathy from the audience, others, on the contrary, were negative characters. Especially remembered by many Shmatko - a real Russian ensign, with character and a good sense of humor.

Gradually, the non-commercial project, whose fate was incomprehensible even to the creators themselves, grew to 16 seasons!

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