51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 31: Will Young – Friday’s Child

After all the chocolate we consumed last week while watching that man dance around his desk, I thought this week we’d all need to do some exercise. No, I’m not taking you back to the gym, but to the swimming pool. As I can’t swim (and water terrifies me), I’ve got my rubber water-wings ready. Time to change into our bathing costumes, while I take us in Hugh’s music time machine to the year 2003.

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Yes, I admit it. I can’t swim! I took lessons at school and could not coordinate my arms and legs to move in the water at the same time. I also refused to let my breath out, so my Father’s dream of me becoming an Olympic swimmer was soon dashed! Oh, and there was the movie Jaws. I’ll never go in the water again! Anyway, it seems that our featured singer has no problems with the water. Over to you, Will…

If you don’t know it, British born, Will Young was the first winner of the UK reality TV show, Pop Idol. It won’t be long before the UK descends into its autumn and winter scheduling of popular TV reality shows and I, for one, can not wait. Will did very well out of winning Pop Idol, becoming an award winning singer who went on to sell millions of albums around the globe. 16 years on, since he won Pop Idol, and he’s still singing and appearing on TV in the UK, most recently as a judge on the not so popular BBC’s summer’s reality show, Pitch Battle.

‘Friday’s Child’ was Will’s seventh single and did very well peaking at number 4 in the UK charts. However, it wasn’t his best selling single, but I took an instant liking to it because I was born on a Friday. There is also a much longer extended version of the song which, as far as I am concerned, is one of the most enjoyable audio sounds to have ever entered my ears. At just under nine minutes long, it’s sheer delight.

The video for the short version of the song does have some strange clips in it, but I’m at a loss as to what to think about the ending. I can’t decide if it’s sad or funny? I don’t think even Will knows. Maybe you can decide for us?

Do you have a favourite song sang by somebody who was in a TV reality show? Share a link to that song in the comments section.

Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post. And a big thank you to Ruth, Barbara, and Marie who joined in with publishing a blog post of a favourite song.

Want to join me in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? Leave a link in the comments section below and showcase your next song.

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