Wild Horses

Album: I Dreamed a Dream (2009)
Charted: 9 98
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  • This is the first single to be released from Britain's Got Talent finalist Susan Boyle's debut album, I Dreamed a Dream.
  • Gram Parsons' Flying Burrito Brothers did the original version of this Mick Jagger and Keith Richards song in 1970. The Rolling Stones recorded it the following year for their Sticky Fingers album.
  • In her first American TV performance, Boyle performed this song during the finale of the fourth series of America's Got Talent.
  • Susan Boyle explained her fondness for this track: "Couldn't drag me away. How could you help but be drawn in by this haunting theme? It conjures up memories of childhood amongst Council Estates, poverty and struggle in the first verse. Irony and bitterness – One of my personal favorites and an emotional release."
  • Although many acts have covered the song, Boyle was the first person to take it into the UK singles charts.
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