With our top ten songs from The Script we are looking at one of the biggest British rock bands of the last decade who are from Dublin, Ireland. Prior to the band’s formation, members Daniel O ‘Donoghue and Mark Sheehan were part of a boyband called Mytown. They were first formed in 2007 and have gone on to have massive success, crossing over into the pop world much more so than any other rock band. They have produced six albums in total.
The line-up consists of O’Donoghue on guitar and vocals, Sheehan on lead guitar and Glen Power on drums. They released their self-titled debut album in 2008 which was an instant success, debuting at number one in the UK. Over the next year they supported bands such as U2 and Take That. In 2010 they released their second album Science and Faith. Their success got even bigger with them playing three nights at the O2 in Dublin which sold out in forty minutes. Over the next year they would play even bigger shows such as the Aviva Stadium in Dublin which was officially their biggest ever show where they played to a crowd of over 50,000 people. 2012 saw the release of their third album titled # 3. To support this album, they embarked on an eleven month tour which lasted until August 2013. The following year they released their fourth album titled No Sound Without Silence.
The Script went on another very long world tour to support the No Sound Without Silence. record which started in January 2015 and lasted until September of that year. After this they went on an unannounced hiatus due to the fact that they wanted to take a break after recording four albums and having embarked on five world tours. They returned to making music at the end of 2016 and their fifth album Freedom Child was released in 2017. Once again, they toured to support this album which lasted until the next year. The most recent album Sunsets and Full Moons was released in 2019. Here is a list of their ten best songs.
# 10 – The Last Time
Kicking off our top ten songs from The Script we have the lead single from their most recent album Sunsets and Full Moons released in 2019. The song is apparently about seeing someone who you love for the last time. It was acclaimed for its anthemic sound and was certified Silver having sold around 20,000 units.
# 9 – Rain
Up next have a single from The Script’s fifth album Freedom Child released in 2017. O’ Donoghue and Sheehan wrote it with Camille Purcell and James Barry and they also produced it with Andrew Frampton, Jimbo Wallace and Max Farrar. The band have described it as feel good summer tune and it has been certified Platinum having sold over 60,000 units in the UK.
# 8 – No Good In Goodbye
This is the second single from The Scripts’ fourth album No Good In Goodbye released in 2014. O’ Donoghue has stated that it is a track that comes from having complex thoughts which they condensed into a simple song. They have stated that they wanted to put a twist on the term Goodbye by asking: “where is the good in it?” Its highest chart position was number three in Belgium.
# 7 – Superheroes
This was the lead single from the fourth album which was written by O’Donoghue and Sheehan along with James Barry. Apparently the song is a tribute to the people across the world who continue to do what they do in the face of adversity. It received a generally positive critical reception and got to number three in the UK.
# 6 – Hall Of Fame
Next up we have the lead single taken from the Script’s third album # 3 released in 2012. It is a collaboration with will.I.am of the Black Eyed Peas. He met O’Donoghue when they were both judges on the British talent show The Voice. It got to number two in the UK and number one in Ireland. It has had several appearances in the media including being covered on Glee.
# 5 – Six Degrees of Separation
Kicking off the second half of this list we have another single taken from # 3. It was the album’s second single. O’Donoghue and Sheehan wrote it with Steve Kipner and Andrew Frampton. A music video to it was produced and they also performed it on the British charity Tv marathon “Children In Need” in 2012. They also performed it on The Voice of Holland that same year.
# 4 – Nothing
This next track is taken from The Script’s second album Science and Faith released in 2010. It was its second single. It was written by all of the four same writers as the previous entry on this list. It got to number fifteen in Ireland, number forty-two in the United Kingdom and peaked at number thirty-two on the US Billboard.
# 3 – For the First Time
At number three is another song from Science and Faith that was its lead single. It debuted at number one in the Irish Singles chart and was also The Script’s first number one. Although the band are generally not usually political, this song has somewhat of a social message to it as it addresses things that were happening at the time such as the global economic recession and the mass unemployment that came along with it.
# 2- We Cry
Just off the top spot we go all the way back to The Script’s 2008 self-titled debut with this song that was its debut single and opening track. O’Donoghue has stated that he wrote the song about people who he knew growing up in Dublin. In the UK, it has been certified Silver where it has sold over 200,000 units.
# 1 – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
Topping off this list we have another single taken from the first album. This track was used a lot in the fourth season of the TV series Ghost Whisperer. It was also a cut that got them recognition in the US as it was used as a promotional single for US radio. It was also their second official single to be released in the US. It entered the UK chart at number thirty where it eventually peaked at number two. It almost got to number one but was narrowly beaten by Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl.” It has been certified both Gold and Platinum in several different countries, in the UK being certified Platinum twice.
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