If I Should Fall from Grace with God (song)

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"If I Should Fall from Grace with God"
If I Should Fall from Grace with God single.jpg
Single by The Pogues
from the album If I Should Fall from Grace with God
Released22 February 1988
Genre Celtic punk
Length2:21
Songwriter(s) Shane MacGowan
The Pogues singles chronology
"Fairytale of New York"
(1987)
"If I Should Fall from Grace with God"
(1988)
"Fiesta"
(1988)

"If I Should Fall from Grace with God" was a single released by The Pogues in February 1988, from the album of the same name If I Should Fall from Grace with God (released in January 1988). It followed the band's Christmas classic, "Fairytale of New York", but did not enjoy the same widespread success, stalling at Number 58 in the UK singles Chart.[ citation needed ] The video for the single was filmed at a live show.[ citation needed ]

An earlier recording of the song, performed at a slower tempo, appeared on the Straight to Hell soundtrack in 1987.

The faster-paced 1988 recording found on the subsequent single release was heard beginning October, 2010 on U.S. commercials for the Subaru Forester, featuring a woman shuttling around hockey-playing children, [1] while the lyrics of the first two verses [2] (which constitute the song's main chorus) are heard prominently for the duration of the advertisement.

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References

  1. Subaru [official YouTube account] (25 October 2010). "Hockey Mom (Subaru commercial)". Archived from the original on 4 February 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  2. Shane MacGowan [official Pogues website] (1988). "If I Should Fall from Grace with God (McGowan Lyrics)" . Retrieved 5 November 2010.