Hall Of Fame by The Script (2012)

Performed by: The Script (feat. will.i.am)


Album: #3

Do you know what The Corrs, Boyzone, B*Witched, Westlife, The Script, U2, The Cranberries, and Enya have in common? They’re Irish! That, and the fact that I enjoy their music of course. 

I’m thrilled that it’s finally the month of March! In 19 days, The Script will perform here at the Singapore Indoor Stadium! And I’ve got tickets to the concert! This would only be the 5th concert I’ve been to. The first concert I went to was in Sydney. I wanted to go to S.H.E’s concert so much that I flew to Sydney from Brisbane to catch the concert. And because I didn’t want to go alone, I paid for my friend’s ticket too. (Oh and by the way, my friend is an Aussie girl who doesn’t really understand Mandarin.)

The Script is an Irish band I noticed in 2008 after hearing their song The Man Who Can’t Be Moved. Besides that song, I never really got into their music until their recent album #3. The song that sealed the deal for me with regards to their latest album is Hall Of Fame. The album #3 was released in late last year, and Hall Of Fame is the lead single for the album. 

But what do I like about this song? The lyrics! (I have a thing for songs that start with a piano or violin solo or contains a piano or violin solo in the middle of the song.) The lyrics combined with the catchy and inspirational tune can really lift my spirits up. It gives me strength and motives me because it makes me feel like I can achieve anything, as long as I set my mind to do it.

Recently, this has been my go-to song for inspiration. Because it’s a song that helps motive me and remind me that I’m “never gonna know if (I) never even try”!

So what’s the uplifting track actually about?

“It’s all about hard work, dedication – the euphoria of the Olympics is there’s a generation about to be inspired by all these athletes and these things,” O’Donoghue explains.

“We wanted to do the same thing but also for music and teachers and politicians and people that are actually pillars of the community. It’s just a kind of call to arms… Do something in your community and hopefully you’ll go into their hearts and minds and that’s kind of the way you’ll live on forever, really.”

– an extract from Novafm.com


Hall Of Fame Lyrics:

Yeah, You could be the greatest
You can be the best
You can be the King Kong banging on your chest

You could beat the world
You could beat the war
You could talk to God go banging on his door

You can throw your hands up
You can beat the clock
You can move a mountain
You can break rocks
You could be a master don’t wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you gonn’ find yourself

Standing in the hall of fame
And the world’s gonna know your name
Cause you burn with the brightest flame
And the world’s gonna know your name
And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame

You could go the distance
You can run the mile
You can walk straight through hell with a smile

You could be the hero 
You could get the gold
Breakin’ all the records that thought never could be broke

Do it for your people
Do it for your pride
Never gonna know, if you never even try

Do it for your country
Do it for your name
Cause there’s gonna be a day

When you’re standing in the hall of fame
And the world’s gonna know your name
Cause you burn with the brightest flame
And the world’s gonna know your name
And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame

Be a champion, be a champion, be a champion, be a champion

On the walls of the hall of fame

Be students
Be teachers
Be politicians
Be preachers

Be believers
Be leaders
Be astronauts
Be champions
Be truth seekers

Be students

Be teachers
Be politicians
Be preachers

Be believers
Be leaders
Be astronauts
Be champions

Standing in the hall of fame
And the world’s gonna know your name
Cause you burn with the brightest flame
And the world’s gonna know your name
And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame

(You can be a champion)
You could be the greatest
(You can be a champion)
You can be the best
(You can be a champion)
You can be the King Kong banging on your chest

(You can be a champion)
You could beat the world
(You can be a champion)
You could beat the war
(You can be a champion)
You could talk to God go banging on his door

(You can be a champion)
You can throw your hands up
(You can be a champion)
You can beat the clock
(You can be a champion)
You can move a mountain
(You can be a champion)
You can break rocks

(You can be a champion)
You could be a master
(You can be a champion)
Don’t wait for luck
(You can be a champion)
Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself
(You can be a champion)

Standing in the hall of fame


Music Video:

I love this music video for Hall Of Fame! Although the song is powerful enough on its own without the visuals to explain or get across what it’s trying to say, the music video does a fantastic job at portraying the underdog coming from behind to come out on top. It’s one of those music videos that you can watch over and over again. And still, each time you watch it, it hits you right in the heart again and again.



The Eclectic Reviewer thinks… The Script’s Hall Of Fame is her #1 favourite. It’s a great song to listen to when you’re feeling the need for a little motivation and to get you all fired up. I also really enjoyed the music video so do check it out!

* Album cover from Wikipedia

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