The Brobdingnagian Bards recorded the song for their CD A Faire to Remember. Comedy Best Music Wiki is a FANDOM Music Community. In 1997, the song was recorded by Art Garfunkel and included in the soundtrack of James L. Brooks' film As Good as It Gets. 1979 in Chappell Studios at Bond Street & Friar Park Studio at Henley-On-Thames Billie Joe Armstrong sings "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" during Green Day's song "King For a Day/Shout!" Around 1990, BBC Radio 1 DJ Simon Mayo, whose breakfast show had a track record of reviving old novelty songs, began playing the original version on his show,[12] which led to Virgin reissuing the track as a single on 23 September 1991. Two cover versions, by Tenor Fly (incorporating the piano riff from Nina Simone's "My Baby Just Cares for Me"), and the cast of Coronation Street, both reached the charts in 1995. Welcome to your wiki! The song's upbeat instrumentals are really awesome. "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" became particularly popular in the early 1990s. Always look on the bright side of life, Guy is finally gone from the game. In late 2001 it was featured in the end credits of part two of The Making of Walking With Beasts to some WWB creatures featuring in a circus (an ape-man ringmaster sticking his head in the jaws of a sabre-toothed cat whilst early monkeys acrobat with a brontotherium up above). Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Green Day has used it in their rendition of "Shout" on their concert DVD Bullet in a Bible. Always look on the bright side of life Always look on the right side of life "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" is a song by British surreal comedy group Monty Python. Despite some perhaps over-enthusiastic predictions, it did not manage to bring an end to Bryan Adams' unprecedented run at the top of the UK Singles Chart with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You", instead peaking at number 3. Especially when they play your silly song!". (Nothing will come from nothing When you're chewing on life's gristle, Don't grumble, give a whistle. [1] By 2014, it was the most popular.[11]. While they were waiting to be rescued, Sub Lieutenant Carrington-Wood sensing an abrupt drop of morale, started singing “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. [*Whistle*] 1991 – The Millennium Series, released in 1999. One occurrence in the final chorus was omitted at the insistence of the film's executive producer George Harrison, so as not to obscure a pet phrase in John Altman's orchestral arrangement. Around 1990, the title refrain and hook (either whistled as in the original, or vocalised as 'da-dum, da-dum, da-da, da-da, da-dum') began to gain currency as a football chant. When Graham Chapman died in 1989, the five remaining members of Monty Python reunited at his funeral to sing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" after John Cleese's eulogy. [14] Garfunkel's version replaced the risqué phrase "Life's a piece of shit" with the more family-friendly "Life's a counterfeit" ("Life is hit or miss" has also replaced the lyric as with wedding bands and live radio). The film had retained a cult status in the intervening years. In 2005, a survey by Music Choice showed that it was the third most popular song Britons would like played at their funerals. After a succession of apparent rescue opportunities all come to nothing, a character on a nearby cross (played by Eric Idle) attempts to cheer him up by singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" to him. This version was released on CD, cassette and vinyl via the compilation album Now 20 in November 1991 and as a b-side on a reissue of "Galaxy Song" (where it is billed as "1991 version") on 2 December 1991. Always look on the bright side of life Confusingly, "All Things Dull and Ugly" was also the title of an unrelated track on Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album (released only a few months later), which is a parody of the popular hymn "All Things Bright and Beautiful". This deviation from the standard rhyme scheme (with 'best' replacing the expected 'worse' to rhyme with 'curse') leads into the first appearance of the chorus, which consists of the title and a whistled tune. [5] The whistling was performed by Neil Innes. "Bright Side of Life" redirects here. You might as well just stay, The song is used as a background to John Williams' "The Bright Side" segment on WGN (AM) Fridays at 6:20PM.