Forget That Day

Album: Talk Show (1984)

Songfacts®:

  • Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin wrote this song, which is rather personal. She told the story behind it in a Songfacts interview: "I was having a romance with this Euro-guy, he was from Holland, I think. They were an opening act for the Go-Go's, and it was as usual for me at the time, another dramatic, tumultuous, everything-has-to-be-high-drama kind of relationship. And it was all taking place on the tour from town to town. I remember that song was written about the town of Lyon in France. And I kind of remember being on a tower with him, and birds were flying around us, and it was raining - it was all very Wuthering Heights. But it's funny, because, you know, I was pretty young when most of these songs were written. I'll still write a dramatic song these days, but my life has become much less dramatic than it was then. One good thing about being young is you have lots of fodder for writing."
  • Wiedlin wanted to sing lead on this track, but the group wouldn't let her. The Go-Go's had released two album at this point, and tensions were building in the band over finances and personal issues. "Forget That Day," with Belinda Carlisle singing lead, was released on their third album, Talk Show, but Wiedlin left the group before it was finished. They replaced her with Paula Jean Brown, but broke up before they made another album.

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