Half The World Away

Today’s song is Half The World Away. This song was originally by Oasis, but it has been in the forefront of my mind over the past few days since a cover by Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora was featured in this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert, released on Friday. The original version was used as the theme tune to The Royle Family. 

Noel Gallagher admitted that the tune of Half The World Away was “adapted” from Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s This Guy’s In Love With You, even commenting “I’m surprised he hasn’t sued me yet”! There seems to be no hard feelings: Gallagher sang This Guy’s In Love With You live in 1996 at a Burt Bacharach concert, accompanied by Bacharach himself on the piano!

I hope you like my version which, admittedly, is much more Aurora than Oasis! If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project or see all of my November songs here.