Song 1 Big Country

Big Country - Fields of Fire, 1983

I always knew it would be this one! No, it's not the best song of the decade. It's not the most iconic. It's not even the cheesiest. But I've developed a deep and irrational love for it - 'Fields of Fire' is the final song mentioned in Cinnamon Toast, and it's become part of my end-of-draft routine. (Type 'the end'. Dance around the apartment to 'Fields of Fire'. Post the video on Facebook.) And, yes, it runs over the imaginary ending credits of the imaginary movie. I should be more embarrassed by this than I am, but I'm past that point.

Two versions: In the original video, the lads battle a sinister kid who enjoys planting Scotsmen on railways tracks. Click here!

And a live performance on British TV. Right here!


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And...that's it! Tomorrow, if all goes well, Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World will be available in a bookstore or on a website near you, if you live in Ireland or the UK. If you're so inclined, buy a copy and make me the happiest girl in the world. Happy trails, all!

Hmm. The Canadian release is in roughly 65 days. Should I start another countdown? Or make this a guest-post blog where you can send in song suggestions and a write-up? Anything's possible...

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