Countdown of the most successful singles: the top 3!

The most successful singles of The Script are closing the countdown. Is your favourite among them?

As Billboard announced that its official hot 100 charts will take youtube and spotify plays into account, May is about the countdowns of The Script’s most popular songs according to these media. I’ll share the top youtube videos on Mondays, charted singles on Thursdays and most popular Spotify tracks on Saturdays. Make sure you click play and stay tuned!

12: You Won’t Feel A Thing
11: Before The Worst
10: Science & Faith
9: Talk You Down
8: The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
7: Nothing
6: Six Degrees of Separation
5: If You Could See Me Now
4: Breakeven
Read the posts with some edits and lyrics of songs 12-10, another with songs 7-9  and another with songs 4-6 here.

3: We Cry

Written by: Andrew Frampton, Steve Kipner, Danny O’Donoghue, Glen Power, Mark Sheehan[1]

Release date for the single: April 25 2008

The song was played by many radio DJ’s[2], was named ‘Single of the Day’ on RTE 2FM[3]. The single peaked at number 15 on the UK Singles Chart[4] meaning the band had their first top 20 single in the UK. In Ireland the song performed even better, climbing to number 9, giving a first top 10 spot for their first ever single.[5] The Script also performed “We Cry” on one of the CW’s TV series, 92010. [6]

[1] (Musicbrainz) [2] (The Script website, 2008) [3] (kcfm.co.uk, Artist bio) [4] (OfficialCharts.com) [5] (Irish Charts webpage) [6] (kcfm.co.uk, Artist bio)

The full lyrics:

Together we cry Together we cry Jenny was a poor girl, living in a rich world Named her baby hope when she was just 14 She was hoping for a better world for this little girl But the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree When she gets that call, Hope’s too far gone Her baby’s on the way, with nothing left inside Together We Cry we cry little girl 2 What about the John Play, could have gone the whole way Lighting up the stage tryna get a deal Now he’s lighting up the wrong way, something for the pain Man you wanna see this kid he was so fuckin’ unreal When he gets that call, he’s too far gone Can’t get it together to sing one song And they won’t hear tonight the words of a lullaby we cry lighting up Together We Cry [X4] Mary’s ambition, she wants to be a politician She’s been dreaming about it since she was a girl She thought, that she’d be the one who could change the world Always tryna pave the way for women in a man’s world But life happened, house, kids, two cars, husband hits the jar, Checks that don’t go very far now Now she ain’t making changes, she keeps her mind on her wages The only rattling cages are her own we cry she aint making changes wages cages Together We Cry [X4] There’s so much sad gonna flood the ocean We’re all in tears for a world that’s broken Together We Cry There comes a time when every bird has to fly At some point every rose has to die It’s hard to let your children go, leave home, where they go, who knows? Gettin’ drunk, gettin’ stoned all alone Teach a man to fish, feed a man for life Show your kids the truth, and hope they never lie Instead of reading in a letter that they’ve gone to something better Bet you’re sorry now, I won’t be coming home tonight

Edit by @TheScriptFan27

Edit by @TheScriptFan27

I’m sick of looking for those heroes in the sky To teach us how to fly Together we cry, we cry, we cry Together We Cry Together We Cry there’s so much sad gonna flood the ocean With all the tears from a world that’s broken Together We Cry [4x]

 

2: For The First Time

Written by: Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan[1]

Single released on: August 20 2010

The single gave The Script their first Irish number 1[2], their second top 10 single in the UK with peaking at number 4[3]. It was their third top 20 song in Australia climbing up to number 12. After Breakeven this was their most successful single in the US as well, peaking at number 23.[4] It’s certified platinum there and in Australia, and certified Silver in the UK.[5]

[1] (Musicbrainz) [2] (Irish Charts webpage) [3] (OfficialCharts.com) [4] (Billboard Hot 100) [5] (The Script discography on Wikipedia)

“So we felt that the song was written for our friends and family, to help them understand that even though everything has been taken away, at least they have each other” (Mark)

 She’s all laid up in bed with a broken heart, While I’m drinking jack all alone in my local bar, And we don’t know how, How we got into this mad situation, Only doing things out of frustration Trying to make it work but man these times are hard,

ftft mark laid up in bed with broken heart by tsb

She needs me now but I can’t seem to find the time, I’ve got a new job now on the unemployment line, And we don’t know how, How we got into this mess Is it god’s test? Someone help us ’cause we’re doing our best, Trying to make it work but man these times are hard But we’re gonna start by Drinking old cheap bottles of wine, Shit talking up all night, Saying things we haven’t for a while A while, yeah, We’re smiling but we’re close to tears, Even after all these years, We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time [x3] Oooooo She’s in line at the DOLE* With her head held high (high) While I just lost my job but Didn’t lose my pride

ftft when it hurts pick yourself kicked in the dirt by tsb

But we both know how, How we’re gonna make it work when it hurts, When you pick yourself up, You get kicked to the dirt, Trying to make it work but, Man, these times are hard, But we’re gonna start by Drinking old cheap bottles of wine,  Shit talking up all night, Doing things we haven’t for a while, A while yeah, We’re smiling but we’re close to tears, Even after all these years, We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time. Ooooo [x3] Yeah…

ftft screenshot glen got the feeling meeting

Drinking old cheap bottles of wine, Shit talking up all night, Saying things we haven’t for a while, We’re smiling but we’re close to tears, Even after all these years, We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time Ooooo.., yeah, for the first time Ooooo.., oh, for the first time, Yeah for the first time, (just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time) [x4] Oh these times are hard, Yeah, they’re making us crazy Don’t give up on me baby

1: Hall Of Fame

Written by: William Adams, James Barry, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan

Single released on: August 17 2012

It’s The Script’s best selling single so far, peaked at nr 1 in both Ireland and the UK and reached 25 in the US Billboard list. It was charted in more than 30 countries.

The full lyrics:

Yeah, you can be the greatest You can be the best You can be the King Kong banging on your chest You could beat the world You could beat the war You could talk to God, go banging on his door You can throw your hands up You can beat the clock (yeah) You can move a mountain You can break rocks You can be a master Don’t wait for luck Dedicate yourself and you gon’ find yourself Standing in the hall of fame (yeah) And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah) ‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah) And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah) And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame

hof mountain rocks dedicate by tsb

You can go the distance You can run the mile You can walk straight through hell with a smile You could be the hero You could get the gold Breaking all the records they thought never could be broke Yeah, do it for your people Do it for your pride How you ever gonna know if you never even try? Do it for your country Do it for your name ‘Cause there’s gonna be a day… When you’re standing in the hall of fame (yeah) And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah) ‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah) And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah) And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame Be a champion, be a champion, be a champion, be a champion On the walls of the hall of fame

glen in front of wall of fame dublin

Be students Be teachers Be politicians Be preachers (Yeah) Be believers Be leaders Be astronauts Be champions Be truth seekers Be students Be teachers Be politicians Be preachers Be believers Be leaders Be astronauts Be champions Standing in the hall of fame (yeah, yeah, yeah) And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah, yeah, yeah) ‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah, yeah, yeah) And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah, yeah, yeah) And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame (You can be a champion)

danny with HOF as single of the year by daily star in 2012 in hat

You could be the greatest (You can be a champion) You can be the best (You can be a champion) You can be the King Kong banging on your chest (You can be a champion) You could beat the world (You can be a champion) You could beat the war (You can be a champion) You could talk to God, go banging on his door (You can be a champion) You can throw your hands up (You can be a champion) You can beat the clock(yeah) (You can be a champion) You can move a mountain (You can be a champion) You can break rocks (You can be a champion) You can be a master (You can be a champion) Don’t wait for luck (You can be a champion) Dedicate yourself and you gonna find yourself (You can be a champion) Standing in the hall of fame

HOF band will

So this is end of the top 12 singles countdown, do you agree with the winners? 

Please, join the 2nd scripty challenge, this time it’s all about the songs and how well you know them! Start with the prep tasks here.

Love,

Andrea

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