We’ve done it, we’ve counted down to the 2017 Best Ever Alfie Boe song so let’s take a look at the top ten so far:
10 – Parlami D’amore Mariu
9 – In My Daughter’s Eyes
8 – Wheels of a Dream
7 – Forever Young
6 – Anthem
5 – Addio Sogni Di Gloria
4 – Keep Me In Your Heart
3 – Love Reign O’er Me
2 – Rank Strangers
And so that leaves only one song at the top and it’s no surprise that after two years at number four, Bring Him Home returns to the top:
This was the first time I heard Alfie sing Bring Him Home live.
Bring Him Home, is without question Alfie’s most popular and famous song. The vast majority of fans who have come to know Alfie since 2010 (myself included) have done so through Les Miserables, Jean Val Jean and Bring Him Home – Alfie’s star really was born at the 25th anniversary concert. Everything that has come since started on that day and ensures that Alfie will continue to sing Bring Him Home for as long as the demand is there…forever! Of course the problem with this is I find it really difficult to write anything at all about Bring Him Home. So, instead of my thoughts, let’s go back to what Alfie said about it in his autobiography:
It is such a spiritual song, it’s so special. When Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil wrote it they must have been so excited…It is a prayer, it’s actually called The Prayer, it’s not officially called Bring Him Home and I treat it as such every time I sing it. I pray. That’s what makes it work.
Interestingly, when I interviewed Alfie for the Club 24601 series in 2015, although he mentioned Bring Him Home as being a great song, he actually picked the Soliloquy as the song with the greatest emotional and vocal range.
Thank you for sending in your suggestions and voting – I love seeing the different songs that make it into the top ten each year. Enjoy the summer concerts – click here if you haven’t yet got a ticket.
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