About Eyewear the blog

Eyewear THE BLOG is among the most read British poetry blogzines, getting more than 20,000 page-views a month. It began in 2005. The views expressed by Canadian-British editor Todd Swift are not necessarily shared by the contributing poets and reviewers, and vice versa. Eyewear blog is archived by The British Library. Any material on this blog infringing copyright will be removed upon request.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Eyewear's Top Songs of 2012: #20 'Harder Than You Think' by Public Enemy

Although first released as a single in 2007, 'Harder Than You Think' was cannily chosen as the theme song of the British coverage of the 2012 Paralympics.  The event was a highlight of the year - inspiring and moving and exciting - and this remarkably powerful song ended up becoming an unlikely late summer hit on the UK charts.  It's very much a song of the year on this side of the pond; we're now halfway through our top 40 countup, by the way.
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