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Destiny Calling (James song)

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Released  9 March 1998
Genre  Alternative rock
"Destiny Calling" (1998)  "Runaground" (1998)
Format  CD
Label  Mercury
Writer(s)  David Baynton-Power, Tim Booth, Saul Davies, Jim Glennie, Mark Hunter

"Destiny Calling" is a song by British alternative rock band James, released as three CD singles on 9 March 1998 by Mercury Records. It reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was one of two new tracks on the The Best Of album, along with "Runaground", which was also released as a single.


The song suggests the band have become successful and is accepted as a tongue in cheek look at their success. "So we may be gorgeous, so we may be famous: come back when we're getting old". The video includes images of the band featured on certain household items. It jokes with the opinion of some fans that the band was in the process of selling out.

CD 1

  1. Destiny Calling
  2. Goalies Ball
  3. Assassin
  4. The Lake

CD 2

  1. Destiny Calling
  2. Jam J (live at Reading 97)
  3. Honest Joe (live at Reading 97)
  4. Sound (live at Reading 97)

CD 3

  1. Destiny Calling
  2. She's a Star (video)
  3. enhanced multimedia section


  • Tim Booth – vocals
  • Jim Glennie – bass guitar
  • Adrian Oxaal – lead guitar
  • David Baynton-Power – drums
  • Mark Hunter – keyboards
  • Saul Davies – various instruments
  • Michael Kulas – rhythm guitar and backing vocals
  • References

    Destiny Calling (James song) Wikipedia

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