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The Script have No. 1 single in the country
Our cover stars this issue go straight in at pole position.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 07 Sep 2012
Their immense popularity not in any doubt at this point in time, The Script continue their mammoth success with their latest single release.
Taken from new record #3, 'Hall Of Fame' has just been released and debuts at number one on the Irish Singles Chart this week. The lead single features American superstar will.i.am, who alongside Danny O'Donoghue is a coach on The Voice UK.
“I still can’t believe will.i.am is on our record!” Danny tells Hot Press. “Towards the end of The Voice I played him three or four songs we’d been mixing and when it got to ‘Hall Of Fame’ he was like, ‘Play it again!’ So I did and at the end he said, ‘Can I have that song?’ I was like, ‘What do you mean? To play to other people?’ ‘No, I want it for myself'...
"I was there in the Irish polite way going, ‘Yeah, we’ll think about it.’ As soon as he left I called Mark and said, ‘We can’t give him the song, but let’s get him on it.’ will.i.am was cool with that so we got the drinks in and arranged studio time and, bang, he stood us up! I’m like, ‘What a bugger!’ The next day I asked him, ‘What happened last night?’ and he was like, ‘I was at this dinner.’ ‘You blew me off for a dinner?’ ‘Yeah, with Bill Clinton.’ So, I went, ‘Okay, fair enough. Just this once…’ It kind of turned into the Will.I.Won’t.Show!
“Will calls me up and says, ‘What are you doing tonight?’ and I go, ‘Here’s what you’re doing tonight – I’m coming round to collect you in a taxi and you’re recording the fucking song!’”
A case of perseverance paying off. For more from the pop trio, pick up the new issue of Hot Press
Our own Celina Murphy praised the track's "uplifting pseudo-rapped chorus", saying of its parent album: "#3 is about as powerful as emotive, rap-strewn Celtic soul gets. The top of the charts beckons."
Just below The Script are Of Monster And Men, with 'Little Talks', their stellar Stradbally performance clearly helping their chart campaign.
The rest of the top five is completed by Lykke LI's 'I Follow Rivers', Little Mix's 'Wings' and Neyo's 'Let Me Love You'.
The chart in full.