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D:Ream’s Things Can Only Get Better 20 years on

In Uncategorized on April 28, 2017 by kmflett

D:Ream’s Things Can Only Get Better 20 years on.

According to Alastair Campbell, and on this he may be right, D:Ream’s Things Can Only Get Better, is the song that defined the 1997 Election campaign, 20 years ago this week.

It had originally been a hit in 1993 and 1994 but was revived for the Election campaign after D:Ream front man Pete Kunnah was introduced to Tony Blair at the Labour Party conference in Blackpool in early October 1996.

The song was used in a Labour election broadcast and was the source of a complaint to the BBC by Tory Director of Communications Charles Lewington because they were playing it.

It was also the theme for the Labour victory rally at the Festival Hall on the early morning of 2nd May.

According to Professor Brian Cox who played keyboards live with D:Ream (but not on recordings) the song is scientifically misleading which seems to rather overplay the importance of the lyrics.

As for things getting better it is of course too early to say.

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