Personalities | Monty Python | One-Hit Wonders | Rock

‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’, 1991

Despite releasing nine albums, changing the face of British comedy, creating (both as a group, and as individual members) some of the most memorable television comedy, and enjoying a string of hit movies, most people remember Monty Python for this one song. Sung by Eric Idle at the end of Monty Python & The Life Of Brian (1979 – the song was reissued in 1991), it was a chirpy little ditty about looking at every cloud’s silver lining. Its sentiment was all the more admirable, considering that Idle’s character was leading a singalong of criminals that were, at that moment in the film, being crucified. A hit at the time, the song has yet to die, thanks to its annoyingly catchy whistled tune.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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