” Back for Good ” is by Take That, the British pop group from the United Kingdom. The song was written by lead singer Gary Barlow. Production for the song was by Gary Barlow and Chris Porter, who has also worked with artists like Sir Cliff Richard, George Michael and Sir Elton John.
The song was released by the record labels RCA and Arista and taken from the group’s third and last album, Nobody Else ( 1995 ), the group split in 1996.
Gary claimed to have written the song in 15 minutes, he commented to biographer Justin Lewis ” The songs I write quickest seem to come out the best. ”
” Back for Good “spelt a new look and musical direction for the group, the boy band had gone, and a more mature man band had emerged.
The video that accompanies the song was shot in black and white and shows the group members walking and dancing in the rain with scenes of them singing in a shelter.
” Back for Good ” was to be a commercial success, selling in the region of 1.1 million copies in the UK alone, making it the group’s sixth chart-topper there and being certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ).
The song was Number One on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks; it spent seven weeks in the Top Ten and a total of eighteen weeks on the UK chart.
Take That toppled Outhere Brothers ” Don’t Stop Wiggle Wiggle ” of the top in the UK, only to be replaced by Oasis and their song ” Some Might Say “.
In the United States, the single reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the chart for a total of thirty weeks. It was to be the only chart success that the group would have in the country.
Take That also scored number ones in Germany, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Norway and Spain.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 7
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 4, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Chile (IFPI) 1, Denmark (Tracklisten) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 2, France (SNEP) 7, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 1,Italy (FIMI) 2, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 6, Norway (VG-lista) 1, Poland (Polish Music Charts) 10, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, South Korea (Gaon) 52, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 2, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
Official Website: Takethat.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/takethat
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/TakeThatGroups back for goodtake thattake that back for good