The Wanted Goes Comic Relief with Gold Forever


CHART SPOTLIGHT. Singing the official Comic Relief song has become a surefire way of getting a UK No.1. Since 1995, only one hit single has failed to reach the summit – The Saturdays’ “Just Can’t Get Enough.” It would come as a surprise if The Wanted was denied the No.1 position. WelcheMusic thinks the infectious hit “Gold Forever” sounds like the perfect blend between Alphaville’s “Forever Young” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

The official 2011 Comic Relief song is slated for release on March 14, but you can see the video via Directlyrics pop blog.

The Comic Relief charity was initiated by comedy scriptwriters Richard Curtis and Alexander Mendis back in 1985, being characterized by the Red Nose Day. The following songs have been released as official Comic Relief songs since 1986 (peak pos.):

  • 1986 – Cliff Richard and the cast of The Young Ones: Living Doll (1)
  • 1987 – Mel Smith & Kim Wilde: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (3)
  • 1989 – Bananarama & La na nee nee noo noo: Help!  (3)
  • 1991 – Hale and Pace: The Stonk (1)
  • 1992 – Smear Campaign: (I Want to Be) Elected (9)
  • 1993 – Right Said Fred: Stick It Out (4)
  • 1994 – Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Fabulous (6)
  • 1995 – Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry & Eric Clapton: Love Can Be a Bridge (1)
  • 1997 – Spice Girls: Mama/Who Do You Think You Are? (1)
  • 1999 – Boyzone: When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going (1)
  • 2001 – Westlife: Uptown Girl (1)
  • 2003 – Gareth Gates and the Kumars: Spirits in the Sky (1)
  • 2005  – McFly: All About You/You’ve Got a Friend (1)
  • 2005 – Tony Christie & Peter Kay: Is This the Way to Amarillo (1)
  • 2007 – Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud: Walk This Way? (1)
  • 2007 – The Proclaimers & Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin: (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles (1)
  • 2009 – The Saturdays: Just Can’t Get Enough (2)
  • 2009 – Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon, featuring Tom Jones and Robin Gibb: Barry Islands in the Stream
  • 2011 – The Wanted: Gold Forever (to be released)

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