The single version of "Never Forget" features more cinematic instrumentation than the album version. This remix was courtesy of Jim Steinman, most famous for producing Meat Loaf's best-selling album Bat Out of Hell
. Steinman's version opens with an excerpt from Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" alongside a children's choir. It also incorporates handclaps and gospel singers, among other theatrical elements.
In a video posted to social media
paying tribute to Steinman following his death in April 2021, Barlow said: "My demo was stripped-back, mid-tempo, it plodded along, but you came in and added all the punctuation and drama that track needed to make it the hit it became, and to this day, we still finish our concerts with that song. And from this point, when we do, I'll be thinking of you."