In the top 12 each album will be represented with 3 songs based on your votes. You’ve voted for your top 3 of The Script album and Science & Faith previously and now it’s time to share the results of #3. Read more about the album here.
The 6 songs that lost the first battles
Give The Love Around
“We kinda wrote this song about karma and the fact that we feel that karma chases us around and it’s usually female. That’s just because it is life, it’s not too weird at all. That’s what this song’s about: what goes around, comes around.” (Mark)
Have you caught Rodney’s dance? 🙂 It was one of the first gigs he played with The Script as a touring musician as he started to play the keys for them in 2012 on the #3 tour.
Written by James Barry, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, this is one of Danny’s favourites on the album according to digital journal. Since it wasn’t released as a single it doesn’t have an official video but check out this one, it’s very good.
It was an extra on the deluxe album version, here’s a nice lyric video for it.
As far as I know it’s never been played live so here’s a lyric video to enjoy.
Another extra on the deluxe version of #3, Moon Boots was written by Mark and Danny as well.
This beautiful song was only played live once, in Aberdeen in 2013. It sounds brilliant.
The songs that almost made it to top 3
Six Degrees of Separation
Written by Andrew Frampton, Steve Kipner, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, it was the second single from #3.
“What I’m trying to say in that song is that there really should be a 12-step type group for people coming out of a serious relationship. There are so many feelings and emotions you have to deal with.” (Danny)
Instead of the official music video (which is rather beautiful) let’s watch their official lyric video.
Good Ol’ Days
“We’ve never really had a song you can imagine people jumping around a pub to. Hopefully, this’ll be the one. Going to pubs is the one thing all three of us passed exams in.” (Glen)
Check them playing it on the rooftop in New York in some cool shades 🙂
The four songs in the top 3!
Yes, you’ve read it right! There are four songs in the top 3 because guess what, one of the battles was actually a precise draw!
The last single from #3 was released in June, 2013. The video was directed by Paul Banks. He said:
“The band made it clear from the very start that they wanted the video to film like a short film and that they didn’t want to be in it, making it different to all their other videos. Although the song is called Millionaires it is really saying that you don’t need to be rich to feel like a millionaire, it’s about how you live your life, the friends you have.”
The only non-single in the top 4, Broken Arrow was written by Mark and Danny and it’s got a softer, more acoustic sound than the rest of the album. I have to admit, it’s one of my favourites.
Hall Of Fame
.”We wrote the song leading up to the Olympics and it got that theme. It honors everyday folks that are doing fantastic work, so we wanted to write a song for those people and it has taken a life of its own. At the time, I was a coach on the show The Voice back in the UK with will.i.am, Jessie J and Tom Jones. My friend will.i.am heard it once and wanted it for his record, but we did it as a collaboration and it was our first worldwide No. 1. It was amazing.” (Danny)
Let’s watch an acoustic version with only the lads and their guitars. Beautiful!
If You Could See Me Now
“I am just glad that I was involved in a moment where I was able to say what I wanted to say, what I needed to say,” Danny said about the song adding that “there was every chance that it wasn’t going to make the album – just because of how personal it was.” Based on your votes we’re all glad it did!
Thank you for all your votes in these friendly battles! Next we’ll try to find the top 3 of No Sound Without Silence!