18 November 2021

18 November 2021 - The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

You probably only know one Proclaimers song, and it's this one.  It is their biggest worldwide hit, and it was a slow burn.  Originally released in 1988, it was fairly successful at the time.  It was MORE successful in 1993, when it was featured in the movie Benny & Joon and rereleased.  

Written by the Reid twins (who are The Proclaimers), the song is about the willingness to travel long distances to see the one you love, no matter what, because being by their side is the most important thing.  It is this purity of message - the sweetness of this song - that makes it one of my true favorites.  It's this I wanted to share with you today.

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