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It was One Song - The Pacifics - Sundays Chicken on 4 May in the United States and 10 May internationally. It is also his highest-charting single in Sweden, peaking at number four, and it reached number seven in Canada and the top 20 in Ireland and Norway. The song had been performed live numerous times prior to release, but Morrissey was without a record deal for some time.
It was Morrissey's first single in seven years, and considered a major comeback. The music was written by Alain Whyte and had already been used on a song called "Not Bitter but Bored" for a band he was a part of called Johnny Panic and the Irish Blood of Dreams. Morrissey wrote a whole new set of lyrics for this tune as well as changing the melody. However, Radio 1 Irish Blood not playlist the single. Despite the lack of exposure on mainstream stations, "Irish Blood, English Heart" debuted at number three on the UK charts making it Morrissey's joint highest-charting single with or without The Smithsalongside " You Have Killed Me " when it was released in The song draws on Morrissey's English and Irish heritage, and explores the themes of contention between the two nations.
It is one of Morrissey's more political songs, with him denouncing Oliver CromwellToryismthe Conservative Partythe Labour Partyand the British royal family.
The song was performed live by Morrissey on his,,and tours. The song has also been released as downloadable content for the console versions of the main games in the Rock Band series. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 December Les classement single. GfK Entertainment Charts.
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