Twenty-One years later, “Under the Milky Way” still making waves
- Category: The Church
The church’s 1988 hit single “Under the Milky Way” has resurfaced in the mainstream twice in recent weeks and is garnering praise from a whole new generation of music lovers. Indie-rock favorites The Killers (featuring special guest Chairlift) covered the tune in front of thousands of fans earlier this month at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. The song was also tackled by Sia (of Zero 7) and is being used in the 2010 Lincoln MKT which can be seen running in prime time on network television right now. The use of UTMW in the 2001 psychological thriller “Donnie Darko” propelled the song into the new millennium and there’s been no stopping it since. Over just the last few years it has been covered by the likes of Grant Lee Phillips, Echo and the Bunnymen, Coheed and Cambria, Kill Hannah, Rick Springfield and Nicole Atkins.