It is one of the greatest singles of The Script, still the one they’re most identified with in most parts of the world, even though it was released in 2008.
Written by: Andrew Frampton, Steve Kipner, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan
Release date for the single: July 25 2008
It was the second top 10 single for the band in Ireland peaking even higher than ‘We Cry’, this single reached number 2.. It did similarly well in the UK, too, peaking at the same position, number 2, and getting certified platinum.. In the US it managed to climb into the top 100, reaching number 86 and getting certified platinum on the US standards as well. The certification was reached in Australia, too and the single peaked at number 44 there.
The song describes the desperate actions of a heartbroken man who would do anything to get his lost love back. He vows to wait for her at the corner where they first met until she finds him again.
Danny said that “It’s the first song I thought we had something special.”
He explained that even though he didn’t go to extremes like this, he’d be willing to:
“I didn’t go to those lengths but it is a tribute to the loved ones in our lives. How love would make you feel if going and sitting on a corner would be the only option. And to be honest I would, if that was the option of getting someone back, I’d definitely go and do it.”
Mark on the other hand, wouldn’t take this approach:
“Realistically, I would only wait 5 minutes at a corner. I hate when someone’s late!”
The music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld and shot in LA. It had four alternate endings and fans could vote for their favourite.
Interesting detail: On 2 December 2009 “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” was featured as a remix on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show during the Enchanted Forest segment.