Requiem for a Dream: “Toy Soldiers”


Requiem For A Dream: “Toy Soldiers” – Thought I’d put one of my favorite songs with some clips from one of my favorite movies, “Requiem For A Dream”. Both are about drug addiction and the total devastation it can do to anyone’s life. “Toy Soldiers” was released on January 27, 1989 and spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and New Zealand. On Billboard’s year-end chart for 1989 the song placed #29. Martika, who also co-wrote the song, claimed her inspiration came from a friend who was battling cocaine addiction at the time. It was Martika’s only #1 single in the US, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The song was also popular in the UK and Australia, and in 2009 VH1 placed “Toy Soldiers” at #67 of the 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 80s.


Judgment Battles: Crack vs. Heroin
Filed under: battling cocaine addiction
Jen stood on her corner, hands in vinyl jacket pockets, tepid in the cool air after doing a snort of coke with Charlie, her pimp. Tapering off frequent crack use, though reliant on cocaine, the sex worker curled her lip towards heroin. “That shit's … Read more on Scientific American (blog)