Song of the Day: Big Country, “In A Big Country” #rmf

Happy Rocktober!

This month’s Song of the Day posts are also Rocktober Music Fest posts! Mary Burris at Jingle Jangle Jungle came up with this idea, and I had such a good time last year I’m doing it again! The link takes you to the page that explains all the rules and stuff. Hope you’ll join us!

"In A Big Country" is the third single from Big Country’s 1983 debut album, The Crossing. It reached #17 on both the UK charts and the Hot 100 and #3 on the Top Rock Tracks chart in the US, and #3 on the Top singles chart in Canada.

14 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Big Country, “In A Big Country” #rmf

  1. I remember when this video came out. Such a catchy tune! Not sure if you saw my reply on my page, but the short answer is ‘Yes’. 🙂 Thanks for joining in!

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  2. I saw these guys perform in Portland back in the 1980s. An obscure but delightful act called The Elvis Brothers were their openers/supporters. Both put on a great show. Thank you for the memories … and rest in power to Big Country lead vocalist Stuart Adamson.

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  3. I always liked the drums in this…and so did every drummer I played with…they loved the drum sound…because it is “big”

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  4. I’ve always been tempted to do Rocktober but never get it together. This year with even less focus on my own blogging I’m just hanging by BOTB threads.

    “Big Country” is a catchy song. I think I first heard it on MTV, but I used to hear it a lot in Canada after it came out. I recall hearing it not too long ago, but I don’t know where I heard it since I rarely listen to pop music radio anymore.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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      1. John, I didn’t realize Song of the Day grew out of Rocktober. I’ve really enjoyed your posts (even though I don’t always comment) I was going to steal your idea, but then I went a different route with different themes for each day. (I think come January, I may be switching things up again… we shall see… )

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