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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Im Gonna Be (500 Miles)
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NameI'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
ArtistThe Proclaimers
AlbumSunshine on Leith
ReleasedAugust 1988 (United Kingdom)
1993 (United States)
March 2007 (UK re-release)
Format7", cassette single, CD single
Recorded1988 (Original version)
2007 (Re-recorded version)
GenreCeltic rock
Length3:33 (Original album version)
3:42 (2007 version)
ProducerPete Wingfield
Previous single"Make My Heart Fly"
Next single"Sunshine on Leith"

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"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" is a song written and performed by The Proclaimers. It was released on their 1988 Sunshine on Leith album, and subsequently as a single. It has become one of their most popular songs, reaching No. 11 in the UK charts and No. 1 on the Australian ARIA Charts in 1989, plus, five years later, No. 3 in the US Billboard Hot 100. The song has become a live staple at their concerts. The Proclaimers played it at Edinburgh 50,000 - The Final Push, the final concert of Live 8 at Murrayfield Stadium on 6 July 2005, to symbolise the conclusion of The Long Walk To Justice.

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Preceded by
"Walk This Way" by Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud
United Kingdom number-one single (Comic Relief version)
25 March 2007 - 8 April 2007
Succeeded by
"Give It to Me" by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake

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Original 1988 version :
End of year chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 27

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