80s Song of the Day: In a Big Country by Big Country

In a Big Country by Big Country was released in the United Kingdom on May 19, 1983, with All of Us as the B side. It was a single from the Scottish band’s debut studio album, The Crossing. It was later released in the United States in the fall of 1983.

in a big countryThe song reached No. 17 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. In Canada, it peaked at No. 3 on the RPM Top Singles Chart.

Although Big Country had other hits in the United Kingdom, In a Big Country was their only Top 40 hit single in the United States.

 

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