song_a_day_mojo (song_a_day_mojo) wrote,

Big Country's "In A Big Country"

Big Country's "In A Big Country"

I was looking over an old Myspace time waster survey I had filled out, and one of the questions was "Favorite 80's one hit wonder song". The answer is absolutely "In A Big Country" by Big Country. I remember loving this song with as a kid. It was one of those tracks that stayed with me as I grew up. I don't know if it's the soaring guitar riffs, the perfectly simple vocals and harmonies, or the fact that it's the only song you can legitimately yell "Shaaa!" out while singing. The entire anthem is put together perfectly. Even the lyrics, while still displaying their mandatory "you can do it" 80's message, are poetically visual and skillfully crafted.

"I'm not expecting to grow flowers in the desert
But I can live and breathe and see the sun in winter time"

Good stuff.

And let us not forget that bonus points should be awarded any time the band name and their only hit song are eponymous.


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