Why Can’t I Wake Up with You

“Why Can’t I Wake Up with You” is a song by boyband Take That. Written by Gary Barlow, the song was released on 20 February 1993 as the lead single from their second album, Everything Changes.

The original version of the song first appeared on their Take That & Party debut album, however Gary Barlow re-wrote the song with a higher tempo and modified lyrics. It was released in February 1993 and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, spending 10 weeks on the UK singles chart.[1] The song has since received a Silver sales status certification from the BPI for sales of over 200,000 copies inside the UK.

The music video depicts the band members on their own in different rooms of a house each singing the song, with Mark Owen dressed in just an open shirt and white briefs. At the end of the video, the band members are shown trying to get past paparazzi.

When We Were Young (Take That song)

“When We Were Young” is the second and final single by British pop group Take That from the band’s first EP, Progressed. It acted as the theme song in the feature film adaptation of The Three Musketeers, which premiered in the United Kingdom on 14 October 2011.[1] The song is the last to feature Jason Orange and Robbie Williams and features Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow on lead vocals. The single was released to radio on 11 July 2011 and was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 22 August 2011.[1]

Up All Night (Take That song)

“Up All Night” is the second single from British group Take That’s fifth studio album, The Circus (2008).

Released on 2 March 2009,[2] it was the second single from the album The Circus. The single was only released in the UK and Ireland. The band performed “Up All Night” on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on 21 February 2009. It was the second live performance of the song, after they performed the song on ITV’s Take That Come to Town.[3] The band also performed the song on BBC’s Comic Relief Does Top of the Pops special on 13 March 2009.[4] The track featured on the New Year’s Day last ever episode of Gavin & Stacey, on which James Corden and Mathew Horne could be seen miming the song playing on the radio whilst driving.

The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 14 February 2009 (Valentine’s Day) at number 72, four weeks ahead of the release date of the single based purely on downloads. The single peaked at number 14, becoming the band’s second single out of their recent six to fail to chart in the UK Top 10. However, it did become their 20th consecutive UK Top 20 single. In Ireland the song debuted on Thursday 26 February 2009 at number 29 based on downloads, a week before the official release. The single peaked at number 14.

The video for “Up All Night” was debuted on 27 January 2009, with Mark Owen on lead vocals. The video was directed by Daniel Wolfe. It features Take That performing at a street party in Croydon, with footage of them on a lorry.[5] Gary Barlow does not appear in the second half of the music video because his pregnant wife went into labour whilst filming.[6]

These Days (Take That song)

“These Days” is a song by British pop group Take That. It was released through Polydor Records on 14 November 2014 as the lead single from their seventh studio album, III (2014). The song was written by Take That, Jamie Norton, and Ben Mark and produced by Greg Kurstin.

“These Days” was the first song to feature Take That as a trio following the departures of Jason Orange and Robbie Williams, and features all three members singing joint lead vocal. The song debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, becoming the group’s 12th UK number one.[1]

It became known early into the writing process that Jason Orange was unsure whether he would rejoin the band for the new single and album. Gary Barlow admitted that the band had “known for a while that Jay [Jason Orange] was like, ‘I don’t know if I’m doing this or not'” As time went on, Mark Owen stated that “we hit the point where we could do nothing else”, and began writing music with Orange’s blessing. The band then went to Los Angeles in May 2014 and locked themselves in a room “for two or three weeks and started to play with sounds”‘ resulting in a much more upbeat energetic song which later became ‘These Days’. Take That later played Orange ‘These Days’ who “loved it”.[2]

The video for “These Days” was based on a concept from Mark Owen which they shot through until the early hours of two days. The music video begins with Take That in bed together before they wake up and get ready for the day ahead. The video shows the band getting spray tanned (a homage to Jason Orange), getting perm haircuts and performing in an empty church while the congregation dance around them. The video is described by Owen as fun and tongue-in-cheek. A source close to the boys said: “It was a three day shoot put into two days so they worked really hard. It was a bonus they didn’t have to dress up too much and could stay in the clothes they wore to sleep in!”[12]

The Garden (Take That song)

“The Garden” is the third single from British group Take That’s fifth studio album, The Circus.

Released on 20 March 2009, it is the third single from the album The Circus. Its B-Side is 84, the same B-Side of their preceding single Up All Night, and is sung by Jason Orange. Mark Owen confessed to Observer Music Monthly that his wish to sing this song’s bridge didn’t come to fruition. Said Owen: “I was hoping it’d be my role, you know: [He sings] “Everyone! Everyone!” I was really looking forward to that… and as we were getting to it, I was getting ready to sing, and… Howard sung it. And it sounded… better.”[2]

The band performed “The Garden” on BBC’s Comic Relief show on 13 March 2009. The song has been performed on Mooi Weer de leeuw in the Netherlands on 14 March 2009. The song was then performed on Swiss television on the show, Music Stars on 15 March 2009. The group then made an appearance on the Italian version of X Factor on 17 March 2009. The band also performed the song on German TV show, Wetten Dass on 21 March 2009. The band then performed the track at the final of the X Factor, Denmark on 27 March 2009.

The video for “The Garden” debuted on 21 March 2009, with all members singing lead vocals. The video for the song was shot at the Greenwich Maritime Museum, South London. The video is black and white and shows the band dressed in black, performing the song. The video is interspersed with blurred images of people going about their daily lives. In the official Take That book ‘Take Two’ the band expresses their dislike for the video, claiming that it worked with still images but as a music video, it didn’t work.

The Flood (Take That song)

“The Flood” is a song by British pop group Take That from their sixth studio album, Progress. It was released as the lead single in the United Kingdom on 7 November 2010. The song is the first to feature Robbie Williams since his return to the band in July 2010, and features Gary Barlow and Williams on lead vocals.

The music video, directed by Mat Whitecross, features the five members of the band racing against another crew in specially-made five-seater Sculling boats.[14] The band’s boat is named “Progress” after the record breaking number 1 album, whilst the band wear old-fashioned white rowing kits, bearing a custom-designed Take That crest.[15] The group is shown to be competing in a race against a younger crew and although losing the race, the group continue going past the finish line (to the confusion of the winning team) and are shown to row down the River Thames past famous London landmarks before fading away into a stormy sea. The video for the single was filmed in July 2010 on Dorney Lake in Buckinghamshire, which played host to the rowing events at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[14][16]


Sure (Take That song)

“Sure” is a single by British boy band Take That, released as the lead single from their third studio album Nobody Else (1995). Released on 3 October 1994, it was a departure from their previous singles, having a more American, R&B sound compared to their previous, more pop/dance oriented songs. It was written by Take That’s lead singer Gary Barlow with contributions from fellow band members Robbie Williams and Mark Owen.[1] The song has received a silver disc certification and sold over 215,000 copies in the UK.

The music video was seven minutes long and is somewhat comical. It shows the band preparing for a party whilst Mark Owen is also babysitting a disruptive little girl Emma who is halting the band from getting ready. Gary Barlow is writing a song, Jason Orange is dancing, Howard Donald is preparing food and Robbie Williams emerges back from shopping. Once the song starts, the video shows a house party occurring as well as the band performing the song in vest nets against a blue backdrop.

A shorter edited version of the song exists in which music video channels play the video from where the song starts.

Shine (Take That song)

“Shine” is the second single taken from Take That’s comeback album, Beautiful World (2006). It became Take That’s sixth consecutive number one single and their tenth number one overall, making them one of only seven acts in the history of the UK charts to have more than nine number one hits.

The video for “Shine” was directed by Justin Dickel[3] with a concept of recreating a Busby Berkeley style musical number.[4] It premiered on Channel 4 on Thursday 25 January 2007 at 11:05 p.m.[5]

Said It All

“Said It All” is the fourth single from British group Take That to be taken from their fifth studio album, The Circus. The single was released in the UK on 15 June 2009, where it peaked at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart.

“Said It All” was written by band members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Steve Robson. It was released on 15 June 2009 in the UK.[2] It features Gary Barlow and Mark Owen on lead vocals. The B-Side ‘Throwing Stones’ has Mark Owen take the lead vocals.

The single entered the UK Singles Chart at number 74 based on downloads alone, two weeks before the physical release date. “Said It All” peaked at number 9 in its third week on the chart, becoming the band’s 18th top 10 single in the UK.[3] In Ireland the song peaked at number 17 the week of the single’s release date.

The official music video for “Said It All” was premiered on Monday 11 May 2009.[2] The video sees the four band members dressed as clowns preparing for a circus performance. It was directed by Lindy Heymann, who has also worked on videos for Faithless and Suede.

The four members did their own unicycle work after heavy preparation.

Rule the World

“Rule the World” is a song by English pop band Take That. It was released as the fifth single from their fourth studio album Beautiful World (2006). It was released in the United Kingdom on 21 October 2007 via digital download and as a CD single the following day.

Take That performed the song at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony whilst the Olympic Flame was extinguished. Because the song was written for the 2007 fantasy film Stardust, the song was submitted for consideration at the 80th Academy Awards for Best Original Song but was not nominated.

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