Hundred Mile High City

Ocean Colour Scene

About Hundred Mile High City

"Hundred Mile High City" is a song by British rock band Ocean Colour Scene, taken as the first single from their 1997 album Marchin' Already. The song was released in 1997 and reached number four on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's joint most-successful single on the UK Singles Chart and their second-most successful in terms of number of weeks spent in the top 75, staying in for seven weeks. It was also their first single to chart in Ireland and the Netherlands, peaking at numbers 15 and 98 respectively.  


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So I said I'm on the roam so I need a car
And I know that I'm getting alive
And I say I got faith and a season
And I say that's where I'm going to

I get a need and I'm wanting to please it
I got a face and I'm wanting to feel it
The more I feel is the more that I need it
The more I need is the less I believe it

Well I want a good love by my side
Keep on getting out of love and my pride
And I know I keep hurting my love yeah
But I know it ain't killing


So I said I'm on the roam so I need a car
And I know that I'm staying alive
And I know that my faith is a season
And I say that's where I'm living

[Chorus: x2]

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Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene (often abbreviated to OCS) are an English Britpop band formed in Moseley, Birmingham in 1989. They have had five Top 10 albums and six Top 10 singles to date. more »

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10 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"Hundred Mile High City" is classified as Britpop and Alternative Rock. Britpop was a mid-1990s UK-based music and culture movement that emphasized Britishness.
Chart Performance
Upon its release, the song reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. This success made it the band's highest-charting single.
Album Inclusion
The song is part of Ocean Colour Scene’s third studio album, "Marchin' Already", which topped the UK Albums Chart, dislodging Oasis’s long-standing album "Be Here Now".
Release Year
"Hundred Mile High City" was released in the year 1997, marking one of the many notable hits of the band in the 90s.
Film Connection
The song is well remembered because it was used as the theme for the 1998 British crime film "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels". It played during the movie's opening sequence.
Band Contribution
The song is written by all the members of Ocean Colour Scene - Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock, Oscar Harrison, and Damon Minchella.
Live Recordings
A live version of "Hundred Mile High City" was performed at the Live at the Town Hall, Birmingham concert, and has been made available for fans to enjoy.
Song Length
The single's duration is around 3 minutes and 57 seconds, a typical length for rock songs and singles released during that time period.
Record Label
"Hundred Mile High City" was released under the record label MCA, which is a big name in the music industry with a history of many successful artists and songs.
Critical Reception
The song has received positive reviews from music critics for its soulful and energetic Britpop sound and remains one of the band's most popular songs.

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