The Proclaimers song ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)‘ has been one of my favorite songs ever since it was released back in 1988, and I played it every day for months on my radio show. When it was on the soundtrack of one of my favorite movies, ‘Benny & Joon‘ a few years later, it became just about my most favorite song ever. So, when Pixie Lott and The Proclaimers sang ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)‘ live at the National Television Awards this week, and their live version was so incredibly cool, I was just about beside myself.
The NTA version of ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)‘ starts off with Pixie Lott singing the song in a slow, melancholy way, accompanied with just a piano. Then the beat comes in slowly, followed a few seconds later by The Proclaimers joining Pixie on stage to finish off the song as loud and raucously as many of us love it. What a great version. Made my day.
Watch Pixie Lott and The Proclaimers singing ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)‘ at the NTAs in the video below. Nice.
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