Forgotten Songs! – This Week – White Flag

There are so many songs that are out there everywhere then all of a sudden they disappear and you only hear from them on cheesy countdowns run by music channels over Christmas if you are lucky.

So roll up and welcome to Forgotten Songs where we celebrate these forgotten wonders.


White Flag – Dido

This song was huge when it was released, it was everywhere but this article isn’t about bands you have forgotten, it is also about the big hits you may of not listened to for a while and completely forgot about it. I think that remembering bit hits is just as important as remembering ones that are lost in among the hits.

The single White Flag was released on the 1st September 2003, it was released under the record label of Arista. It was written by Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong and Rick Nowels and it was produced by Dido and Rollo as well. This single was also the first track to be released from the second studio album Life For Rent.

White Flag was a huge hit for Dido and it is known as one of her signature songs. The music video featured Angel / Bones actor David Boreanaz as the love interest. The song went to number one in many countries including Australia, Italy, Norway, Germany and the UK just to name a few.

The song was nominated for a Grammy Award and won Best British Single at the 2004 Brit Awards. The song has also been used in a lot of televisions shows including Bad Education, The Sopranos and The Inbetweeners just to name a few.

Out of all of Didos songs I think this was my favourite, it was a really catchy song and had a great video as well. I think you can hear the emotion in the song and it really sort of defines the style of the early noughties. Even listening to this song today it stands out really strongly.

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