Hall of Fame (song)

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"Hall of Fame"
Single by The Script featuring will.i.am
from the album #3
Released 19 August 2012
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Pop rock, hip hop
Length 3:20
Label Epic, Phonogenic
Writer(s) Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, James Barry
Producer(s) Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, Jimbo Barry
The Script singles chronology
"Science & Faith"
(2011)
"Hall of Fame"
(2012)
"Six Degrees of Separation"
(2012)
will.i.am chronology
"This Is Love
(2012)
"Hall of Fame"
(2012)
"Reach for the Stars (Mars Edition)"
(2012)
Music sample

"Hall of Fame" is a song by Irish pop rock band The Script. It is the lead single from their third studio album #3. The track features The Black Eyed Peas hip-hop artist will.i.am. The track was given its first radio play on Capital on 23 July 2012.[1] Written and co-produced by the band, the song is about following on your dreams and making an impact on the world.[citation needed] The song has been licensed for use in various media since its release.

Background[edit]

The Script frontman Danny O'Donoghue first met will.i.am while they were both judges for The Voice UK. O'Donoghue told: "I played Will a few demos backstage early on in The Voice. We got to Hall Of Fame and he immediately asked if he could have it for his new album, as it was exactly what he was looking for. I wasn’t having it, it was our lead single but I asked if he’d be on it. He agreed and we booked in time to record it. The problem is, he’s either late or completely flakes, so it took four attempts to get to record his part. Eventually we put it together in his hotel room in 15 minutes. It’s a classic duet, I do one line and he responds."[2] He added: "we went to the recording studio and an hour and a half later we had the song in its entirety. I thought he was going to produce it but he just gave it to me and Mark (Sheehan) and said 'you guys go and produce it'."[3] Of the collaboration O'Donoghue said: "We were trying to play it super cool - us with will.i.am! We heard him singing some of our lines, but we still didn't know what he was going to do. We were worried he might take some of our original song out. But he just sang our words."[4]

Lyrics and interpretation[edit]

The lyrics of "Hall of Fame" has a story in it which focuses on never giving up on your dreams.[5] This lyrics was written by the lead singer Danny as reported in The Guardian "O'Donoghue's real metier is lyrics: he's a striking and emotional storyteller".[6] Billboard describes the song as "a swelling, piano-driven number with an uplifting, earworm of a chorus that soars, 'Standing in the hall of fame / And the world's gonna know your name / Cause you burn with the brightest flame.'"[7] The lead singer, Danny explains that this song was about the band as he tells "the title is mostly about us. As any geek fan of the band could tell you, we're all extremely different people, but magic happens when you mix us together. Well, magic or a car crash, which is how we describe the songs we scrap."[4] He also said: "We wanted to inspire people to stop trying to be famous for the sake of it."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Hall of Fame" was produced under Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.[8] A lyric video for the track was released on 24 July 2012.[9] The music video was released on 19 August through the band’s official site. The accompanying music video sees the stars performing the track in a deserted warehouse, while other scenes feature an aspiring boxer and deaf ballet dancer in training.[10]

Chart performance[edit]

"Hall of Fame" debuted on the Irish Singles Chart at number one. The song stayed at number 1 in Ireland for 4 weeks. This marks the band's second number-one single and fifth top-ten hit in Ireland. The single debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, losing the top spot to Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)", before reaching number 1 a week later, marking The Script's first UK number-one single. It spent a second week at number one in the UK, blocking Example's "Say Nothing" and PSY's "Gangnam Style" from reaching the top spot. It has sold 529,000 copies in 2012, the 21st best-selling single of the year in the UK.[11] In Australia, "Hall of Fame" peaked at number 4 on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming their second top five hit there. The song was certified 3x Platinum in Australia. It also peaked at number 25 in the United States and was certified platinum there, and peaked at the same position in Canada. It has sold over 2 million copies in the US as of July 2013.[12] It became their highest charting single in New Zealand, peaking at number 3 on RIANZ chart. It is the band's highest charting song worldwide.[citation needed]This song was voted as one of the top 11 Irish songs.[13]

Usage in media[edit]

"Hall of Fame" was used to advertise the return of serial dramas All My Children and One Life to Live.[14] The song was covered on the Glee episode "All or Nothing". "Masterchef Australia: The Professionals" used it as the theme song in the opening credits. The song was also published in the ads section for NBC'S Primetime drama, Chicago Fire.[15] The song has also been used as the theme song for "TNA Wrestling" and "WWE's" Hall of Fame ceremonies. It has also been used at recent[when?] Arena Football League and National Football League Hall Of Fame Games.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Hall of Fame" - 3:22
  2. "Hall of Fame" (Jimbo Remix) - 3:02

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[57] 6× Platinum 420,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[58] Gold 15,000x
Belgium (BEA)[59] Gold 15,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[60] Gold 15,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[61] Gold 5,525[61]
Italy (FIMI)[62] Platinum 30,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[63] 2× Platinum 30,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[64] 6× Platinum 60,000*
Sweden (GLF)[65] 2× Platinum 80,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[66] Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[67] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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