We’ve got so many songs to choose from to close live shows, but we always struggled for one to open with. Greatest Day is that song.” According to Gary Barlow this song was written in 3-4 hours and by the entire band. In an interview with The Irish Times, Gary Barlow from Take That said: “We’re four people in this band, so when we go and record an album it’s not one or two people recording, it’s the whole band in there, and there’s some part of everybody on every song.” Mark Owen added: “There were a couple of keyboards and a couple of guitars, and we were all on different parts, getting different chords, trying to be heard and get our ideas across.”
Release Date: November 24, 2008
Songwriter/s: Take That
UK – 1
Scotland – 2
Germany – 27
In the UK, the song topped the Official Charts Company and was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales over 520.000 copies. The song reached number 2 in Scotland and Ireland, In Germany it peaked at number 27 and in Netherlands it reached number 30. ‘Greatest Day’ didn’t enter the charts in the US.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Take That were active from 1990 until 1996, then reunited 10 years later in 2006. The band was active for 2 years when they released this song.
Cover Versions: Nicholas McDonald (The X Factor UK) – Mark Fowler – and very few amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.