Forever Yours

Album: Epigrams and Interludes (2011)
Charted: 4
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Songfacts®:

  • Alex Day became the first unsigned artist to land in the top five of the UK singles chart when this song debuted at #4 on Christmas Day 2011. The singer had already accumulated a huge fan base by means of the videos he posts online on a regular basis on his popular YouTube channel nerimon.
  • Day wrote the song on his acoustic guitar, He explained on his website that it's, "about accepting that all you will be with someone is friends and that being enough. So, yeah it's about girls, but a bit more mature."
  • 11 alternate versions of the song were recorded by Day, with the sales from these "remixes" going to World Vision, a charity for whom the singer volunteered in Zambia.
  • This wasn't Alex Day's first foray into the UK Top 40. Back in 2009, four YouTube video producers were challenged to write, record and release a pop song in ten weeks, using YouTube as a source for lyrics and singers. Their efforts were recorded on the BBC 2 reality show, Chartjackers and Day was one of the featured YouTube artists. A Chartjackers single "I've Got Nothing," was released, which peaked at #36 in November 2009.
  • Day is also a founder of the band Chameleon Circuit, whose music is inspired by the sci-fi television series Doctor Who. One of his bandmates, fellow YouTube celebrity Charlie McDonnell, directed this song's music video. The clip is a Zombie spoof, and Day explained to The Evening Standard, "the theme of the song is friendship, so we just wanted to pay homage to the kind of silly videos you might make when you were young with your mates."
  • After debuting at #4, the song was withdrawn by Day at the start of the following week resulting in it vanishing from the entire published Top 100 chart. This was the biggest ever drop out of the tally, overtaking the Chemical Brothers Looks Of Fury EP, which plummeted out of the chart after spending its first week at #13 in January 1996.

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