G – Gold Forever by The Wanted

A-Z Blog Challenge - Gold Forever by The Wanted - Lauren Mayhew Author

Gold Forever by The Wanted – 73 Plays – 56 ‘G’ Songs in Total

So, just to clarify, this isn’t the original version of Gold Forever by The Wanted, it’s the Gold Forever (Steve Smart & Westfunk Club Edit) version by The Wanted. There’s a big difference. Same song, different edit. I love the Comic Relief version of this song so much. So, so much. But when I heard the Steve Smart edit, I put it on repeat. There are four different versions of Gold Forever in the top ten ‘G’ songs, two edits and two original versions from the single and album, Battleground. The original video can be found here.

In general, I dislike any club edits of any song. The majority of the time they just speed a song up and add unnecessary noise, but not this one. This one is different. They haven’t really changed the song in the sense that they’ve cut and pasted lyrics all over the place. They’ve just added a little extra jazziness to the backing track. This is going to sound so strange, but I think my favourite part about this edit is the ‘claps’ that run throughout. I think they’re claps, I don’t really know what else to describe them as. I don’t know what it is about that sound in particular, but it’s turned this song into one of my absolute favourites. Fan video below.

We’re standing in a light that won’t fade
Tomorrow’s coming but this won’t change
‘Cause some days stay gold forever

Looking at the lyrics for Gold Forever made me realise how beautiful this song was. If I could write the whole song in here, I would, but instead I’ve opted for the first few lines of the chorus. Gold Forever is basically all about hope in difficult times. It’s a song about positivity and how you should view yourself as a person. It was a great choice for the Comic Relief single, and I’m sure it lifted the spirits of many of the people that heard it back in 2011. I know it definitely helped me.

Good Enough by Little Mix was sixth on the list which is a little higher than I was expecting. It’s a song that I discovered only a few years ago, and though the subject matter is quite sad, I related to it so much I put it in a small playlist of other Little Mix songs that I loved. Clearly I listened to it a lot more than I thought. Here’s a fan video for you to have a listen.

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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A-Z Blogging Challenge 2018 - Lauren Mayhew AuthorA few fun facts: Of the 1,199 songs on my iPod – I know, feeble compared to some – there have been a total of 16,039 plays. This equates to an average of 13.4 plays per song. If each song is an average of 3 minutes long, this means that I have spent approximately 801.95 hours listening to the music on my iPod or 33.4 days. This doesn’t include the many times that I have watched and re-watched music videos or the time before the iPod. I can guarantee things would look a little different if I could get the data from my MP3 Player, or Windows Media Player days.

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