Hall Of Fame, featuring Will.I.Am, is probably the most well-known song of The Script. It went to #1 in Ireland, the UK, Australia, #25 in America. It was a collaboration born in the spur of the moment between Danny O’Donoghue, lead singer – songwriter and Will.I.Am who were both coaches on The Voice UK at the time. When Will first heard the song he wanted to play it on his new album but The Script guys suggested a duet which he finally said yes to.
“When he finished, I put the tape in my bag and we left his hotel room, trying to act like it was no big deal. But soon as we shut the door, Mark and I were punching the air, shouting YES! We felt like we’d just robbed will.i.am. A smash and grab with the loot in my bag! Then it was straight to the bar to celebrate.” (Danny, 2012 from their biography on their official website)
It’s an upbeat motivation track to inspire people to aim for achievements in everyday life instead of getting TV-famous. They wanted to reflect this in the music video:
“We just picked two stories a male and a female. The male is an Irish immigrant boxer who gets beaten and bullied through school. He ends up being a champion one day but the story behind every champion is really inspiring: a whole story of triumph and tragedy. One of the beautiful parts of the video is this Hispanic dancer with hearing impediment. How hard it would be in life to choose the profession of dancing without being able to hear the music correctly. There is this amazing part in the video when she touches the speaker to feel the music in her heart. It’s a really touching moment because that’s what music can do, that’s what music did to me: it touched me in the heart.” (Danny)
We all have our own personal Hall Of Fame, packed with people who aren’t famous but are important to us. Who is in yours?
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