Today I’m playing Keane’s 2004 song Somewhere Only We Know. It was covered by Lily Allen and used in the 2013 John Lewis Christmas advert (I’ve already played this year’s John Lewis song!) I hope you enjoy this song. If it’s your first time on the site, find out why I’m playing a tune a day here or see all of my November songs.
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!