Take That’s 1995 song “Never Forget” was my favorite song the brutally cold winter in upstate New York where I was a freshman in college that year.
Take That were formed on the model of a UK version of New Kids on the Block.
With its aspirational lyrics: “We’ve come so far / And we’ve reached so high / And we’ve looked each day and night in the eye / And we’re still so young / And we hope for more.” And And: We’ve come a long way
But we’re not too sure where we’ve been
We’ve had success, we’ve had good times
But remember thisBeen on this path of life for so long
Feel I’ve walked a thousand miles
Sometimes strolled hand in hand with love/ Everybody’s been there”
“Never” was my fave off the album although their global hit “Back for Good” still pulls.
The lead vocals were by soon to be solo heartthrob Robbie Wiliams who according to Planet Radio UK, “Williams was the youngest member to join Take That. He was just 16-years-old and according to the documentary, Take That: For the Record, he has his mum to thank for his involvement with the band. Robbie’s mum responded to a newspaper advert wanting members for a new boyband. And the rest is history.”
Above: Williams now.
According to Robbie Williams (Above photo, far left), if The X Factor had been around when Take That formed, then they would have been contestants. “Take That didn’t have the option of being seen by ten million people each weekend,” Robbie explained. “If we had have had that option, then we would have obviously grabbed it with five sets of hands.
In 2003, Robbie Williams played to 125,000 people a night during his Knebworth concerts.
Below watch “Never Forget” from 1995.
Cover photo featuring the original members of Take That: Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, and Jason Orange.