JIMMY SOMMERVILLE: NOW & THEN: REVISITING “SMALLTOWN BOY”

sommervilleI recently posted about the impact of Bronski Beat’s first single, “Smalltown Boy.” The record is everything a great pop song should be – danceable, meaningful and unique.

In order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this single, Bronski Beat’s lead singer, Jimmy Sommerville, has posted a video of a live, acoustic performance of the song. The result? Let’s just say that everything has stood the test of time. Sommerville’s voice still sounds amazing. His miraculous high notes could give Mariah Carey a run for her money! And the song feels just as poignant now as it did in 1984. Enjoy his new performance and then take a look at the original video.

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2 thoughts on “JIMMY SOMMERVILLE: NOW & THEN: REVISITING “SMALLTOWN BOY”

  1. Pingback: SCREAMER OF THE WEEK: BRONSKI BEAT’S SMALLTOWN BOY. THIS WEEK IN 1984. | 1984 (For the Love of Pop's Greatest Year)

  2. Hugh's Views and News

    You know, this version show’s just how much of a powerful voice Jimmy has. I just wonder, had he not been known in the 80’s, how well he would have done on something like X-Factor (American Idol) now in the present day? I’d think he would have wiped the floor with the competition.

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