Discussion: What will Take That choose to sing at the Olympics?
WHAT WILL TAKE THAT CHOOSE TO SING AT THE OLYMPICS?
Yesterday on Twitter I had some fabulous discussions with some followers about which song Take That should perform at the Closing Ceremony for the Olympics 2012.
It was reported yesterday that Robbie Williams would now be joining TT4 in the ceremony, to me this rules out the rumoured song choice of ‘Rule the World’, they’ve never performed it before as a five-some and I don’t think it would be an occasion to try out something new.
The most sensible suggestions were Never Forget (which would be my number one choice), Shine, Relight My Fire, The Flood and Hold Up a Light.
Again I would probably rule out HUAL (not popular enough) and also Shine if it is a TT5 performance, the Flood is perhaps a little too boring for a closing ceremony party, Relight could be a possibility with some pyro-technology but as it is a cover I can’t see them doing that one when the emphasis is on British Music through the decades.
My money would be placed on Never Forget, which would be really interesting as it’s a Howard Donald lead vocal, not sure how Gary and Rob will cope with that one I do hope that they get to perform two songs, it would make things so much easier. If Jessie J is doing three then c’mon Take That should get at least two songs. Don’t forget Kim Gavin is Artistic Director for the project…he must owe the lads a favour or two!
I was thinking about an older track today that could fulfil the message of the Olympics, it will never happen but I’d like to nominate the classic ‘I Can Make It’ from the band’s first album ‘Take That and Party’ the 1992 version could be updated for the occasion. I just thought some of the lyrics were a good fit, if you think of the ‘love’ aspect as being love for Olympics then you have all the classic aspects of a motivational song..making it to the top of the hill, self belief, achieving your goals..it’s all there For the losers there is also the aspect of ‘I feel I’ve let you down’ see it is all there!!
If not perhaps it could be the winners song for X Factor 2012?
Let us know in a comment or @popledge on twitter which TT song you would like to see featured in the Closing Ceremony on the 12th of August.
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