4Ever Songs: Big Country ‘In A Big Country’

Big Country was never as huge in the U.S. as it was overseas, which means the band only had one true hit in the States: “In A Big Country,” which hit No. 17 on the Billboard charts. Still, lumping the Scottish band in with other ’80s one-hit wonders seems wrong. The single’s jaunty Celtic-rock prance isn’t dependent on shtick or based around novelty and its relentless optimism is earnest and infectious. 

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