This band from the north west of England comprises Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange and Mark Owen (and formerly Robbie Williams). It was the most successful British act of the 1990s, winning the coveted Best Live Act at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards. Williams left the band in 1995 and one year later the rest of the guys announced they were going their separate ways. There was always speculation that they would re-form somewhere down the line. In 2006 they did just that, bringing their music and talent to a younger generation. Hitherto they have achieved 11 UK number one hits, yet failed to make the grade in America (only having one US Top Ten single – Back for Good).
This week’s offering marked the band’s comeback song in every sense of the word. It raced to the top of the charts in the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. It also came in at number 59 in the 100 Greatest Songs of the Decade poll. Following its failure to make any headway in the United States, American singer Nick Lachey released his own version in 2009. Needless to say to flopped spectacularly.
Ladies and gentlemen, from November 2006, I give you Take That singing ‘Patience’.