The 1951 Rolling Review Show … (Midweek Melody) # 105
Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.
Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen
“Somewhere Only We Know” is a song performed and composed by English alternative rock band Keane, officially released as their third commercial single, and appearing as the opening track of their debut studio album, Hopes and Fears (2004) as the first single. The song was Keane’s first major commercial release, becoming one of the biggest hits of 2004 worldwide and peaking on the UK Singles Chart at number three during its first week of sale. It was also Keane’s best-selling single until “Is It Any Wonder?” in 2006.
In 2013, the song was covered by Lily Allen for a John Lewis Christmas advert. Her version surpassed the success of the original in the UK, topping the UK Singles Chart and selling over 600,000 copies.