Nowhere Left To Run by McFly – 45 Plays – 43 ‘N’ Songs in Total
I first heard Nowhere Left To Run by McFly not long after the album Above the Noise was posted through my letterbox in 2010. There’s only two or three songs from Above the Noise that I willingly listen to today, Nowhere Left To Run being one of them. When I say willingly, I mean that I’d select it out of the thousand or so songs to listen to, rather than it coming onto shuffle play and I listen to it that way. You can see a fan video for the song at the bottom of the post.
Nowhere Left To Run was released around the time that McFly tried to create an interactive webste for their fans called the Super City. It was a fantastic concept, but it didn’t work out. It caused so much rivalry between the fans because you had to pay to be a member, and not all fans could afford it. I only just managed to pay for the cheapest monthly subscription but, looking back, I realise it was a waste of money, as I never actually won anything. Still, I got some good merch from it and a certificate personally signed by each of the band members. That’s probably one of my most prized possessions.
McFly also made a short film called Nowhere Left To Run which accompanied their album release. It featured a few of the songs from Above the Noise and fitted in nicely with the vampire movies being released at the time. It’s actually not that bad. I’m definitely going to have to watch it again soon. I’ve got the DVD somewhere.
I’ve got nowhere left to run
I’ve got nowhere left to hide
If you leave me
If you leave me
I would die
It’s probably one of McFly’s simplest songs in the way of melody and lyrics. It’s very repetitive and easy to learn, so maybe that’s why it stuck with me. The vocals are incredible from both Tom and Danny, like all of their songs, but this one is special. I love listening to live versions of Nowhere Left To Run. You should check a few out on YouTube, they’re fabulous!
Not In That Way by Sam Smith was second on the list with 37 plays. (Click the purple text to be taken to the video.) I loved pretty much every song on Sam’s album, In The Lonely Hour, but this one hit me on a deeper level. It’s such a sensitive song with so much truth running through it. I’m sure there’s been a point in everyone’s life when you’ve grown extremely close to someone, maybe fallen in love, but they don’t feel the same way. It hurts. And it’s happened to me more than once. You think I’d be used to it by now, but it doesn’t get any easier. Not In That Way is one of those songs that you listen to when you’re upset, and it somehow cheers you up.
Until the next time,
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A few fun facts: Of the 1,199 songs on my iPod – I know, feeble compared to some – there have been a total of 16,039 plays. This equates to an average of 13.4 plays per song. If each song is an average of 3 minutes long, this means that I have spent approximately 801.95 hours listening to the music on my iPod or 33.4 days. This doesn’t include the many times that I have watched and re-watched music videos or the time before the iPod. I can guarantee things would look a little different if I could get the data from my MP3 Player or Windows Media Player days.