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Gary Barlow premieres music video for next single ‘Since I Saw You Last':

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British singer-songwriter Gary Barlow has premiered the official music video for the self-penned title track from his latest album.

Since I Saw You Last will be released on 14 April, serving as the record’s third official single and the follow up to the UK Top 5 success of lead cut Let Me Go and the Take That frontman’s duet with Sir Elton John, Face to Face.

Gary Barlow premieres music video for Elton John duet ‘Face to Face':

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Gary Barlow has premiered the official music video for Face to Face, a duet with Sir Elton John.

The track is lifted from the Take That frontman’s new album Since I Saw You Last which was released today, whilst the record’s lead cut Let Me Go reached #3 on the UK singles chart this weekend.

Agnetha Fältskog premieres video for Gary Barlow duet ‘I Should’ve Followed You Home':

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Last week, ABBA singer Agnetha Fältskog made her first UK stage performance in over 25 years, with a performance of her duet with Gary Barlow I Should’ve Followed You Home at the Children In Need Rocks celebrity concert.

Now the track, co-penned by the Take That frontman for the Swedish songstress’ latest UK top ten album and the highest charting solo release of her career A, has arrived in its 7th Heaven remix guise and with its own animated lyric video, which you can watch below.

I Should’ve Followed You Home was released in Sweden on 18 November, and serves as the follow up to earlier cuts When You Really Loved Someone and Dance The Pain Away.

Watch: Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (Official Music Video)

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Gary Barlow has premiered the music video for his new single and announced details of his upcoming album.

Let Me Go is an acoustic guitar-driven number and will be released via Polydor Records on 17 November. It serves as the lead cut from Since I Saw You Last; the Take That frontman’s first solo full length studio offering since 1999’s Twelve Months, Eleven Days.

The record, co-produced by Steve Powers, will reach iTunes on 25 November but is available to preorder now and also features a duet with Sir Elton John called Face To Face.

The full album tracklist is below:

1. Requiem
2. Let Me Go
3. Jump
4. Face To Face (with Elton John)
5. God
6. Small Town Girls
7. 6th Avenue
8. We Like To Love
9. Since I Saw you Last
10. This House
11. Dying Inside
12. More Than Life
13. Mr Everything
14. Actress
15. The Song I’ll Never Write

ROBBIE WILLIAMS DEBUTS NEW SINGLE ‘CANDY’

The track was written by his former bandmate Gary Barlow which, judging by the X Factor judge’s past non-Take That offerings, could either prove its making or sound the deathknell on Robbie’s career. Just ask Alesha, Matt Cardle and Westlife.

Luckily, the lead cut from Robbie’s forthcoming album ‘Take The Crown’ is a vast improvement on the pair’s collaboration ‘Shame’, and is instead a ballsy blast of belated Summer pop, packed with his most ridiculously fantastic lyrics since ‘Radio’!

The showman is back!

The track is available to download from 29 October. What do you think?!

Chart Archive: Week Ending 20th July 1996

I haven’t done one of these for a while but a little dip in to the reams of paper that were my officially noted charts of the 90s – written whilst plonked on my beanbag on a Sunday between 4pm and 7pm, fingers hovering over the record and play buttons on my hi-fi – prompted me to give you a quick flash back to the new entries flooring the Top 20 of this week, sixteen years ago. 

Yes. It’s 1996. So what was number one?

1/ Gary Barlow: Forever Love

Well it was one Gary Barlow with his debut solo single ‘Forever Love’, which knocked The Fugees’ ‘Killing Me Softly’ in to the runner up spot. In retrospect, the piano driven ballad is even more appealing now than it was back then. And the video was a lovely depiction of love too. Quite courageously for the time too, it featured a gay couple which was very nice.

‘Forever Love’ shifted over 500k copies in its four month run on the chart and was soon followed by another chart topper in the shape of ‘Love Won’t Wait’. 

3/ Spice Girls – Wannabe

With the Fugees holding firm at #2, the next new entry was for the new girl group on the block, the Spice Girls. Of course, we all know it later climbed to the top spot where it stayed for seven weeks and during its chart run it went on to sell over 1.2 million copies, a record number for a girl group and one that they hold to this day.

10/ Terrorvision: Bad Actress

With hits by Underworld, Peter Andre, Lightning Seeds, Celine Dion Livin’ Joy and Toni Braxton clinging on to their spots in the upper realms of the chart, there was just one spot left in the Top 10. And it went to English rock band Terrorvision with the third cut from their third studio album, ‘Regular Urban Survivors’.

‘Bad Actress’ became the second top 10 hit for the group, most famous for their Mint Royale remixed 1999 hit ‘Tequila’, having reached #5 the year before with ‘Perseverence’. 

11/ Los Del Río: Macarena

Spanish duo Los DelRío entered the Top 40 for the first time with their massive worldwide hit ‘Macarena’ which spawned a dance floor craze that is performed at many a wedding to this day. It would take another month for it to peak at #2 but over in the US, it climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for a rather impressive fourteen weeks.

14/ Umboza: Sunshine

German dance duo Umboza followed up their 1995 Top 20 single ‘Cry India’ with this #14 hit, which sampled Gypsy King’s ‘Bamboleo’. Oh those were the days when we actually had a six week Summer. 

15/ The Presidents of The United States of America: Dune Buggy

Punk rockers The Presidents Of The United States of America scored their third consecutive and final UK Top 20 hit with ‘Dune Buggy’ which matched the chart position of their debut single ‘Lump’, but failed to break the Top 10 unlike ‘Peaches’.

18/ Eric Clapton: Change The World

Now this was a favourite of mine at the time. Eric Clapton racked up a worldwide hit with the beautifully written ‘Change The World’, taken from the soundtrack to the John Travolta movie ‘Phenomenon’.

It won Grammy awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year as well as Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and is still an impressive and inspiring piece of music that is up there with the singer’s best.

I did promise to just feature the videos for the Top 20, but it would be so wrong not to take the opportunity to feature the track that crashed in at number 22, as it’s one of my favourite 90s singles of all time…

22/ OMC: How Bizarre

Five weeks later it peaked at #5. Yes. It was New Zealand favourites, Otara Millionaires Club. AKA OMC. 

“Elephants and acrobats. Lions, snakes, monkey. Pele speaks, “righteous”. Sister Zina says “funky”. 

How bizarre. 

Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band (Feat. Military Wives): Sing (Official Music Video)

Yes. So much about that line up could easily put even the most open minded listener off their cup of tea, but rest easy. ‘Sing’ is not only a good tribute song, it is a rather special song in itself, and the type of ‘nice track’ you don’t hear much of anymore.

It has some lovely lyrics, penned by Gary Barlow. ‘Some words they can’t be spoken, only sung’ sings a youngster from one of the Commonwealth nations that the Take That frontman visited on his travels. And unlike the many Comic Relief and Children In Need and X Factor charity singles, Barlow’s focus was on celebrating music from all over the Queen’s dynasties. Not disingenuously trying to sell half rate records off the back of pity.

Barlow is a shrewd businessman. We know that. When he writes songs for the likes of Alesha Dixon, Matt Cardle and Westlife, he ends their careers. If they were any cop, they’d go to Take That, of course.

Naturally though, Queen Liz is a different kettle of fish. She stands between Barlow and his Knighthood. So he has done what he does well and written a single that is very worthy of celebrating her sixty years on the throne, without boring us about her sixty years on her throne.

As for roping in those darn Military Wives and Gareth Malone…Well, again, they are an acquired taste but this is a much better showcase for them than that Chrimbo chart topper which will go down as one of the least memorable festive songs of all time.

All in all, ‘Sing’ is Barlow’s greatest solo achievement since the fifteen year old single ‘Open Road’. It’s nice to have him back.

Marcus Collins: Seven Nation Army (New Music)

He was runner up in last Year’s X Factor UK, losing out to girlband Little Mix, but Liverpudlian Marcus Collins is already gearing up for the release of his debut album, scheduled for a mid-March release. Earlier this week his first single, a cover of The White Stripes’ 2003 hit ‘Seven Nation Army’, received its radio premiere and here it is.

His take on the rock track is pleasant enough in a Maroon 5 album track kind of way, but it’s a shame that a contestant who showed talent and edge in his early performances (Are You Gonna Go My Way, Russian Roulette) before succumbing to Gary Barlow’s grooming process, is being forced to rush release a cover as his launch single.

A little more thought and consideration will help to take him a long way as Collins is clearly a talented vocalist who shouldn’t have to rely on cover versions this early on in his career. Hopefully something original will follow, to prevent him heading down the Leon Jackson/Shayne Ward route.