Forever (Damage song)

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"Forever"
Single by Damage
from the album Forever
B-side "They Don't Have To Know"
Released 7 December 1996
Format CD single, cassette, 12" vinyl
Genre R&B
Length 4:39
Label Big Life Records
Songwriter(s) Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Ali Tennant
Producer(s) Steve Mac
Damage singles chronology
"Love II Love"
(1996)
"Forever"
(1996)
"Love Guaranteed"
(1997)
"Love II Love"
(1996)
"Forever"
(1996)
"Love Guaranteed"
(1997)

"Forever" is a single by British boy band Damage, released on 7 December 1996 as the third single from their debut album, also titled Forever. The song was a major success on the UK Singles Chart as it made the Top 10, peaking at #6.[1] In Australia, the song peaked at #13 in 1997, becoming the band's most successful release in the region.[2] The music video is set against a CGI landscape, set in the clouds. The band appear in a range of oversized jackets, performing the song.

Track listings[edit]

CD1
  1. "Forever" (Radio Edit) - 4:39
  2. "They Don't Have to Know" (H. Atkins/K. Atkins/Trotman/Simpson/Harriott, produced by Ethnic Boyz)
  3. "Forever" (Linslee Campbell Mix) - 5:39
  4. "Damage Groove" (Simpson/Jones/Bromfield/Richards/Harriott, produced by Mark Lewis)
CD2
  1. "Forever" (Original Mix) - 5:00
  2. "My Heart Cries" (Simpson/Jones/Bromfield/Richards/Harriott, produced by Mark Lewis) - 5:18
  3. "Private Thoughts" (A personal message from Damage)
Cassette
  1. "Forever" (Radio Edit) - 4:39
  2. "They Don't Have to Know"
  3. "Private Thoughts" (A personal message from Damage)
12" vinyl[3]
  1. "Forever" (Radio Edit) - 4:39
  2. "They Don't Have to Know"
  3. "Be My Baby" (Terri Robinson, Dominic Owen, Fabian Hamilton, produced by High Class)

Other versions[edit]

In 1999, Irish boy band Westlife covered "Forever" as the B-side to their debut single "Swear It Again", as the track was the reason behind Simon Cowell hiring Steve Mac and Wayne Hector as Westlife's main songwriters. It also appeared on the deluxe edition of their debut album, Westlife.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DAMAGE | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Damage Forever Chart Positions". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Damage-Forever/release/1574086