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Album: All The Lost SoulsReleased: 2007Charted:
This song is a celebration of good times spent in the Pacha nightclub on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. After 2 years on the road promoting his debut album, James Blunt retreated to a house he'd bought on Ibiza. There he took stock and wrote songs for his new album.
According to Blunt, the girl "Simona" mentioned several times in the lyrics was based on a real woman whom he met at a club.
This hit #1 in a number of countries including Italy, Switzerland and Belgium and in addition topped the European singles chart.
asked James Blunt what 1973 meant to him personally. He replied: "Well I was born in 1978. So I wrote it about a girl called Simona in a song about a nostalgic moment - it's a celebration of something we did last year in Ibiza. And Pacha originally opened in 1973, but 1973 was also a great year for music, so many fantastic albums came out at that time."