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For the jukebox musical "Never Forget" see Never Forget .


"Never Forget" is a 1995 song recorded by Take That, from the album Nobody Else. It was released on July 24, 1995, and achieved success in many countries, including UKmarker and Irelandmarker where it topped the singles chart.

Song information

The song was written by Gary Barlow and sung mostly by Howard Donald. The opening of the song is taken from Verdi's Requiem. It was released on July 24, 1995 and reached #1 in the UK chart, as the band's 7th number one single. The song remained at number one for three weeks in the UK charts. It was also the sixth track on the band's 1995 album Nobody Else. It was voted #4 in NME's "Top 50 Boyband Records" chart in September 2005.

Robbie Williams left the band during the promotion of this song.

It was used in the series finale in the fourth series of Shameless

The song was the finale of the Take That : The Ultimate Tour (2006).

Eoghan Quigg performed a cover of this song on The X Factor and it featured on his self-titled album, released on April 6 2009.

The song sold over 400,000 copies in the UK and has received a Gold sales status certification.

Music video

The music video starts with fans dashing through gates at a concert towards the stage and security guards patroling to contain the crowds. The video then shows short clips of all the members of the band as children, before then showing still photographs of the members as children. The video shows a montage of the band's history including awards won, Gary accepting an award from Elton John, meeting Prince Charles and their international fans. The video cuts between footage on a hand held camera of the band starting out and them in the present day. The video shows clips of earlier videos and before they were famous TV appearances, as well as early rehearsal footage. The video also shows how their lives have changed with barrage of fans everywhere they go and international plane journeys, as well as concert footage. The video ends with the band heading off after a concert in a van and then a clip of Gary as a child riding away on his trike.

Live performances

In the original recording of the song, Robbie Williams had a solo bit near the end. When the group reformed in 2006 without him, the first part Williams' bit was sometimes sung by whoever was supporting the band on tour. The second half was sung by Mark Owen.

Track listings

U.K. Promo CD Single (TAKE22)
  1. "Never Forget" — 5:32


U.K. CD single 1 (74321 29957 2)
  1. "Never Forget" — 5:32
  2. "Back For Good" (Live From MTV's "Most Wanted") — 4:10
  3. "Babe" (Live From MTV's "Most Wanted") — 4:41


U.K. CD single 1 (74321 29957 2)
  1. "Never Forget" — 5:32
  2. Interview — 17:36


Official versions

  • Album Version — 5:12
  • Remix Version — 6:26
  • Remix Single — 5:32


Certifications

Country Certification Date Sales certified
UK Gold August 1, 1995 400,000


Charts

Chart (1995) Peak
Position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 12
Austrian Singles Chart 17
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 8
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart 5
Dutch Singles Chart 8
Finnish Singles Chart 5
French SNEP Singles Chart 44
German Singles Chart 8
Irish Singles Chart 1
Italian Singles Chart 5
Latvian Singles Chart 1
Norwegian Singles Chart 14
Swedish Singles Chart 34
Swiss Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart 1


End of year chart (1995) Position
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 74
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart 33
Swiss Singles Chart 50
UK Singles Chart (1995 Year-End) 27




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