Sure (Take That song)

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"Sure"
Single by Take That
from the album Nobody Else
Released 3 October 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Europop
Length 3:42
Label RCA, BMG
Writer(s) Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams
Producer(s) Brothers in Rhythm
Take That singles chronology
"Love Ain't Here Anymore"
(1994)
"Sure"
(1994)
"Back for Good"
(1995)
Alternative covers
EU CD2
UK CD2

"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 orientated 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.

Music video[edit]

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.

Tracklisting[edit]

UK CD Single #1 (74321 23662 2)
  1. "Sure" - 3:40
  2. "Sure" (Thumpers Club Mix) - 8:21
  3. "Sure" (Full Pressure Mix) - 5:37
  4. "Sure" (Strictly Barking Dub) - 7:16
UK CD Single #2 (74321 23663 2)
  1. "Sure" - 3:40
  2. "No Si Aqui No Hay Amor" - 3:57
  3. "Why Can't I Wake Up With You" (Club Mix) - 4:09
  4. "You Are The One" (Tonic Mix) - 5:50
EU CD Single #1 (74321 23859 2)
  1. "Sure" - 3:40
  2. "No Si Aqui No Hay Amor" - 3:57
EU CD Single #2 (74321 23860 2)
  1. "Sure" - 3:40
  2. "No Si Aqui No Hay Amor" - 3:57
  3. "You Are The One" (Tonic Mix) - 5:50
Japanese CD Single (BVCP-8705)
  1. "Sure" - 3:40
  2. "No Si Aqui No Hay Amor" - 3:57
  3. "Why Can't I Wake Up With You" (Club Mix) - 4:09
  4. "You Are The One" (Tonic Mix) - 5:50
UK Cassette #1 (74321 23664 2)
  1. "Sure" - 3:40
  2. "No Si Aqui No Hay Amor" - 3:57
UK Cassette #2 (74321 23861 2)
  1. "Sure" - 3:40
  2. "No Si Aqui No Hay Amor" - 3:57
  3. "You Are The One" (Tonic Mix) - 5:50
UK 7" Viynl - Jukebox Release Only (74321 23665 2)
  1. "Sure" - 3:40
  2. "No Si Aqui No Hay Amor" - 3:57*
UK 12" Viynl (74321 23666 2) (Limited Edition w/tour poster)
  1. "Sure" (Thumpers Club Mix) - 8:21
  2. "Sure" (Full Pressure Mix) - 5:37
  3. "Sure" (Brothers In Rhythm Mix) - 3:48

*Lists 'Sure' on both sides of the record, however Side B plays 'No Si Aqui No Hay Amor'.

Chart performance[edit]

The single was released on 3 October 1994. Take That's previous single had stalled at number three after four consecutive number-one hits, but "Sure" went straight in at number to becoming their fifth number-one single in all. It remained at the top for two weeks, but dropped quickly thereafter.[2] It was the 42nd best selling single of 1994 in the UK, the lowest selling number single of the year.[3] The song was also the sixth biggest selling in Italy of 1995.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position[4][5]
Australia (ARIA Charts) 31
Belgian (Ultratop 50) (Flanders)[6] 9
Belgian (Ultratop 50) (Wallonia)[7] 5
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[9] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 4
France (SNEP)[10] 91
Germany (Media Control AG) 24
Ireland (IRMA) 3
Italy (FIMI) 4
Japan (Oricon)[11] 11
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) 15
Spain (AFYVE)[12] 17
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 30
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 24
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 1
Year-end chart (1994) Position
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[13] 87
UK Singles Chart 42
Year-end chart (1995) Position
Italian Singles Chart (FIMI)[14] 6
Preceded by
"Saturday Night" by Whigfield
UK Singles Chart number-one single
9 October 1994 – 23 October 1994 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Baby Come Back" by Pato Banton featuring UB40

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales certified
Italy[15] Platinum 50,000
United Kingdom[16] Silver 200,000

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version (3:40)
  • Thumpers Club Mix (8:21)
  • Full Pressure Mix (5:37)
  • Strictly Barking Dub (7:16)
  • Brothers In Rhythm Mix (3:48)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1000 UK Number One Singles by Jon Kutner & Spencer Leigh, page 400, isbn 978-1844492831
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 572–3. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Top 50 UK singles of 1994". Onmc.iinet.net.au. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Take That - Sure". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  5. ^ Pennanen, Timo: Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972. Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava, 2006. ISBN 9789511210535. page: 280
  6. ^ "Take That - Sure". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  7. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.ca. 1994-11-19. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  8. ^ "Hits of the World - Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  9. ^ "Hits of the World - Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 12 November 1994. p. 47. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "InfoDisc : Tout les Titres par Artiste". Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  11. ^ "テイク・ザットのプロフィール・ヒストリー │ オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  12. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  13. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  14. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Top Annuali Single: 1995". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  15. ^ "Il blog di Chartitalia: Chart Run/ The Flood - Take That". Chartitalia.blogspot.co.uk. 2004-02-26. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  16. ^ "Home". Bpi.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 

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