Sacred Trust / After You're Gone

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"Sacred Trust /
After You're Gone"
Single by One True Voice
Released 16 December 2002
Format CD, cassette, vinyl, airplay
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop
Length 4:45 (Sacred Trust)
4:08 (After You're Gone)
Label Jive/EBUL
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
One True Voice singles chronology
"Sacred Trust / After You're Gone"
"Shakespeare's (Way with) Words"
Music video
"Sacred Trust" on YouTube
Music video
"After You're Gone" on YouTube

"Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" is the debut double-A side single by One True Voice. It was released on 16 December 2002, the same day that female winners Girls Aloud released their single Sound of the Underground. The two songs were competing for the coveted Christmas Number One spot in the UK Singles Chart. "Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" reached a position of #2 in that chart.

"Sacred Trust" is a cover version of a song originally written and produced by the Bee Gees from the 2001 album This Is Where I Came In.


No. Title Writers Length
1. "Sacred Trust"   Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb 4:45
2. "After You're Gone"   Mick Parker, Pete Waterman, Steve Pearce 4:08

Release and reception[edit]

One True Voice were formed in November 2002 on the ITV1 programme Popstars: The Rivals. The concept of the programme was to produce a boyband and a girlband who would be 'rivals' and compete for the Christmas number one single in 2002. The five boys who made it into the group which was to be managed by Pete Waterman were Daniel Pearce, Matt Johnson, Keith Semple, Jamie Shaw, and Anton Gordon. The boy band were managed by Pete Waterman. The two groups competed for the number one position in the Christmas week issue of the UK Singles Chart, and Girls Aloud came out on top with their song "Sound of the Underground". Girls Aloud later released their own version of "Sacred Trust" on the rarities disc of their 2006 greatest hits album The Sound of Girls Aloud.

Chart performance[edit]

"Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart on December 22, 2002, the same day that their rivals reached number one. Girls Aloud sold just over 213,000 copies, The single sold 147,000 copies compared to first week sales of 213,000 for Sound of the Underground.[1] In Ireland it only managed to chart at number nine while Girls Aloud entered the chart at #2.[2][3] It remained in both charts for 6 weeks.

Chart (2002/2003) Peak
UK Singles Chart 2
Irish Singles Chart 9
Europe Top 100 26

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
UK Singles Chart 38


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