Story of Song
An uplifting feel-good song. In an interview with Tony Anstis on Hear 96-107 Radio, Band said: “As usual with these songs, we’d love to say that it all happened and we meant it to, but as usual with what comes in the studio on the day we just found this fresh sound. We loved it, it reminded us of the early records in the 90’s actually, the real up-tempo pop sound and we just thought ‘You know what! Let’s chase it, go with it’ it felt so positive and up. It feels right for us right now.” ‘These Days’ is Take That’s first single after the departure of their fourth band member Jason Orange.
Released on November 14, 2014
Gary Barlow – Mark Owen – Howard Donald – Jamie Norton – Ben Mark.
US – 2
UK – 1
GERMANY – 31
This is Take That’s twelfth number one in the UK, certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry with sales over 430 thousand copies. This song made Take That the first band ever to have a number one single as a five member band, four member band and three member band. The song also topped the charts in Scotland and reached the top 10 charts in Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, and Taiwan. ‘These Days’ didn’t make it to US Billboard Hot 100.
Artist’s age on release date
43 (Gary Barlow), 46 (Howard Donald), 42 (Mark Owen)
Very few amateur artists covered this song on YouTube.
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