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The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid. They first released this song as the lead single from their 1988 album Sunshine on Leith. The song reached number 11 in the UK Singles Chart.
It wasn’t until the song the song appeared in the 1993 movie Benny and Joon that American audiences gravitated to the song, It was re-released and hit #3 on Billboard Hot 100.