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!


  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.


  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”


  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


      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… )


    1. Lee, it’s never too late to join in. What I like about the rules for Rocktober is that you can join in as much as you’d like, any time you’d like.

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