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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Take That To Take On Britney Spears

They haven't had a release here in the U.S. since their 1996 greatest hits collection, but nonetheless, Brit man band Take That's upcoming fifth studio album was mixed here in L.A., and the video for first single "Greatest Day" was shot here, too.

These shots were taken during the "Greatest Day" video shoot. Catch the song—which premiered on Chris Moyles' U.K. Radio 1 show today—below.

Initial thoughts:
  1. Not their most immediately-catchy song.
  2. "Rule The World" may have set the bar too high for them.
  3. Even "Patience" was a tough act to follow.
  4. Gary, call me!
Also, perhaps in one of the most Oh, no, they didn't!! pop moments this year, the That are not only releasing the "Greatest Day" single the same day as (the CD single for) Britney Spears' "Womanizer" in the U.K., but TT and Britney's albums will also be out the same day—and they're both called Circus! (Though, technically, Take That's is The Circus.)

Meanwhile, the American Take That Fanclub created a petition to get Polydor's U.S. parent company to release "Greatest Day" in the States.

Sign it here.

* Fizzy Pop's review

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  • At 4:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Take That are going to RULE THE WORLD!!!
    Get them to the USA!!!

  • At 9:48 AM, Blogger John said…

    I think it's great when fans push for world domination by their favorite group, but this song isn't going to be the one to do it. It's mind-boggling that "Rule the World" was never released in the US, especially since it was used in "Stardust". Hopefully the rest of the Circus will show a little more spark.

  • At 10:58 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    I'm more than satisfied by Take That's Greatest Day, but the oh no they didn't moment for me is the fact that it will be released the same day as the same difference song :(

  • At 11:24 PM, Blogger Jump! said…

    I feel like Take That 2.0 are really just a thinly disguised Wet Wet Wet.

  • At 12:45 PM, Anonymous My Name Is Dita said…

    OMG! Wet Wet Wet yes! They suck! Their last album was the most overrated piece of dreck ever! I dislike Boyzone, but even I have to admit that their new single is nice and it's not coma-inducing a la Take That.

    Of course none of the FUGLY Take That members are as HOT as Marti Pellow.

  • At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Love it. Sign petition to get it here

  • At 11:46 AM, Blogger claws said…

    Hey D'luv
    Thanks for posting the petition...
    I am one of the moderators for the US TT Fan Club...CATT (Calling American Thatters Team) that is sponsoring the petition...we are thrilled that you have posted it ....
    All of our members read your blog...we love it...
    thanks Lisa

  • At 9:27 AM, Anonymous site said…

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