I'm on My Way (The Proclaimers song)

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"I'm on My Way"
Proclaimers I'm on My Way.jpg
Single by The Proclaimers
from the album Sunshine on Leith
Released1989 (USA)
Format7"
Recorded1988
GenreCeltic pop
Length3:45
LabelChrysalis
Songwriter(s)
  • Craig Reid
  • Charlie Reid
Producer(s)Pete Wingfield
The Proclaimers singles chronology
"Sunshine on Leith"
(1988)
"I'm on My Way"
(1989)
"King of the Road"
(1990)

"I'm on My Way" is a song by Scottish folk pop duo The Proclaimers for their 1988 album Sunshine on Leith. In 1989, it was released as a single, which made it to number 43 in the United Kingdom, and number 3 in Australia.[1] The lyrics "I'm on my way from misery to happiness today" differ from I'm on My Way the spiritual of the same name.

The song was used on the soundtrack of DreamWorks's 2001 comedy film Shrek, and also as the theme music of the BBC Radio Four comedy series The Maltby Collection. An instrumental version was used on Are We There Yet?.

In keeping with the groups's support of Scottish football club Hibernian, "I'm On My Way" was played amidst jubilant scenes at Hampden Park immediately after Hibernian's victory in the 2007 Scottish League Cup Final. Kikki Danielsson has covered the song with lyrics in Swedish, written by Ulf Söderberg. This version was named "Jag är på väg", and is on her 1989 album Canzone d'Amore [2] and her 2006 compilation album I dag & i morgon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "australian-charts.com > The Proclaimers 'I'm on My Way' (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ Information at Svensk mediedatabas

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