I'm on My Way (The Proclaimers song)

I'm on My Way” is a song by Scottish folk pop duo The Proclaimers, for their album of 1988, Sunshine on Leith. It was released as a single in 1989, which made it to #43 in the United Kingdom and #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.

"I'm on My Way"
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Single by The Proclaimers
from the album Sunshine on Leith
Released1989 (United States)
Recorded1988
Genre
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)

In pop cultureEdit

The song was used on the soundtrack of the animated film by DreamWorks, Shrek, originally released in 2001.[2] It was also as the theme music of the comedy series on BBC Radio Four, The Maltby Collection.[3] An instrumental version was briefly used on Are We There Yet?, which was released in 2005.[4]

In keeping with the group’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 album of 1989, Canzone d'Amore,[5] and her compilation album of 2006, I dag & i morgon. Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill used the song as the soundtrack for his cycling stunt video of January 2020, Danny MacAskill's Gymnasium.[6][7]

“I'm on My Way” was included on the Canadian television show Mr. D, on the eleventh episode of the seventh season, as the outro song to send off its seventh season.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "australian-charts.com > The Proclaimers 'I'm on My Way' (song)". Hung Medien. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "8 of the best songs featured in 'Shrek' films". dontboreus.thebrag.com. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "The Maltby Collection". comedy.co.uk. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Are We There Yet? (2005) Soundtrack". ringostrack.com. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Canzone d'amore / Kikki Danielsson". smdb.kb.se. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Danny MacAskill's gym workout is absolutely not like yours". bikeradar.com. 7 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Danny MacAskill hits the gym in latest mind-blowing video". cyclingweekly.com. 7 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "I'm On My Way". www.last.fm. 12 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)