Rate the song: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"

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I love it
3
11%
I enjoy it
9
33%
It's okay
3
11%
Meh
6
22%
I didnae like it
6
22%
 
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Rate the song: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"

Postby pcqgod » 14 Apr 2017, 16:41

by The Proclaimers

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Postby Samoan » 14 Apr 2017, 17:16

This got a lot of play during the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and if it's cool enough for Usain Bolt to dance to on the track awaiting the 4 x 100 relay,it's all good with me.
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Postby inside-out fox » 14 Apr 2017, 17:25

'Letter From America' was ten times better.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 14 Apr 2017, 17:30

Great song the first thousand times I heard it. Now that I actually have to play it occasionally as a professional obligation, I want to punch the smug fuckers in the mouth.
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Postby Hugh » 14 Apr 2017, 17:53

They have written two or three great songs. This might not be one of them.

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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 14 Apr 2017, 19:44

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Postby Hugh » 14 Apr 2017, 20:08

Sunshine On Leith is as good a song as has been written.

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Postby joels344 » 15 Apr 2017, 14:23

It annoys me to death.

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Postby fange » 15 Apr 2017, 14:34

I love it! Let's. hear. it. again!



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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 15 Apr 2017, 14:42

Hugh wrote:Sunshine On Leith is as good a song as has been written.


This. I like 500 miles. I really like Letter from America. I love I'm on my Way. But I utterly adore Sunshine on Leith
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Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
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Postby fange » 15 Apr 2017, 14:47

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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 15 Apr 2017, 14:52

I'm listening to the Proclaimers' version right now. That's the best version.
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Postby fange » 15 Apr 2017, 15:15

You've all gone mad, clearly.
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Postby Goat Boy » 15 Apr 2017, 16:35

fange wrote:


That was when they beat Rangers to win the Scottish cup for the first time in about a 100 years.

For most football fans there is more heartbreak and disappointment than glory but that was their moment in the sunshine and they'd waited a long, long time for it.

I'm always moved when football fans sing songs like that. Working class pride, solidarity n all that. I also live in leith now so this was quite close to home for me.

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Postby fange » 15 Apr 2017, 16:49

Yep, one of my favourite parts of watching British football.
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Postby Loki » 15 Apr 2017, 17:04

toomanyhatz wrote:Great song the first thousand times I heard it.

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Postby Muskrat » 15 Apr 2017, 18:54

Not destined to be a standard, but I'd never turn it off 'twere it playing on the radio.
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Postby fange » 16 Apr 2017, 14:14

Muskrat wrote:Not destined to be a standard, but I'd never turn it off 'twere it playing on the radio.


But, it actually IS a standard. I believe it was a top 10 chart hit in many countries around the world, so it was a huge public favourite, and i think it is a song that is much loved to this day.
Some will say it's shite, but they always do. Maybe some other fucking rubbish should have gotten to #1 instead, some American country elder statesman or Australian pop star, some German or Polish or Midlands cnuts banging pots together and scratching stuff in an artistic way. Just not some Scottish twins who liked to harmonize to more traditional song structures.

It's an immediate, likeable pop song, and if BCB's sour taste police look down on it, well, it's their loss. I don't even like the song that much, but i do think it's a good hit song.
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Postby Goat Boy » 16 Apr 2017, 14:29

Let's face it, it's no Big Big Train, is it?
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Postby fange » 16 Apr 2017, 14:32

Aye.
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