51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 25: Elbow – One Day Like This

It’s hard to believe that we’re reaching the halfway point of this feature which I started back at the beginning of this year. Click here to see the very first song I featured. Talking of beginnings, my favourite part of the day is the beginning. I’ve always been a morning person and always find myself at my best then, even when looking in the mirror!

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Welcome to the year 2008 and to a song that I call my morning song. I could listen to this song every morning as I open my eyes and take a peek at the new day ahead of me.

For me, ‘One Day Like This’ also brings back memories of the year 2012 when the Olympic Games came to London. I was fortunate enough to attend not only the opening ceremony but the closing one as well. Throw in a few events like athletics, swimming, and *cough, cough, men’s gymnastics, and it was a year that I took by the horns and made my year.

London 2012 Olympic Games

London 2012 Olympic Games
Celebrating at the London 2012 Olympic Games

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When first released in the U.K, in June 2008, ‘One Day Like This’ entered the singles charts at number 39. It then took another 14 weeks to climb the charts to its highest position, that year, of number 35! I can’t quite get my head around that and why it took so long to climb four places. However, in 2012, the band got to play the song at the closing ceremony of the London Olympic games (with me in the crowd), and the song re-entered the U.K charts, peaking at number four (a far more and well-deserved chart position).

Do you have a favourite song that you’d love to wake up to every morning? Share a link to it in the comments section.

Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post, and to RuthKat, Marie, Cookies & Moo, and Barbara who all published posts about favourite songs and linked back to this feature.

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