Take That have released a brand-new rework of their single, “Greatest Day” by Grammy Award-winning DJ and music producer Robin Schulz, and featuring multi-Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Calum Scott. This is the band's first music release since their “Odyssey Greatest Hits” album in 2018, and it marks the start of a monumental year for them. “Greatest Day” is out today via EMI Records.
“Greatest Day” was originally released on Nov. 24, 2008, as part of the “Circus” album and went straight to No. 1. Now, Schulz and Scott have given the track an upbeat spin, alongside Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen. Schulz puts his high-energy stamp on the nostalgic classic, as Scott brings depth with his impressive harmonies.
The rework will also feature in the eagerly awaited “Greatest Days,” the film adaptation of the band’s hit stage musical, which receives its world premiere on June 15 before it hits cinemas nationwide in the U.K. the following day.
Speaking about the track, Scott revealed, “It was an honor to get in the studio with Take That and work with them on a reworked version of ‘Greatest Day.’ Quite surreal, to be honest, as this is a band I’ve listened to growing up, and to now be sharing in their song is a real privilege! This will also be the first time my voice features in a movie soundtrack, so I’m absolutely buzzing!”
Take That added, “ ‘Greatest Day’ is a special song for us – it was one of our biggest singles, and our 11th No. 1! It’s been fantastic being in the studio working on the new version of the track with Calum and Robin, both such talented artists. With the movie ‘Greatest Days’ coming out this summer, we wanted to do something special with the title track, and we were really excited that Calum and Robin agreed to be involved. They have been brilliant, and we’re really excited for everyone to hear it!
The release of this new remix comes ahead of Take That’s headline performance at the King’s Coronation Concert this coming Sunday, May 7. The celebrated British band will put on a spectacular show, where they will perform an array of their classic hits, alongside renowned artists such as Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.
This summer, Gary, Howard and Mark, continue the legacy of one of the most successful bands in British chart history, as Take That will headline this year's British Summer Time in Hyde Park on July 1. The talented trio are set to wow the audience with their spectacular live production and hit-packed set. The band are also working on new music, which will come later this year.
About Take That
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are Take That in 2023, and continue the legacy of one of the most successful bands in British chart history, with over 45 million records sold worldwide and 12 No. 1 hits in the U.K. Formed as a five-piece in 1989, they enjoyed immediate success with their first two albums charting at No. 2 and No. 1 ,respectively. Third album “Nobody Else” confirmed their global domination, selling over 6 million copies and topping the charts in 11 countries.
The departure of band member Robbie Williams prompted a break-up in 1996 and nine years in the wilderness before the remaining four members reunited for 2005’s “The Ultimate Tour.” This sparked one of the greatest comebacks in British music history with Take That going on to release three No. 1 albums in just four years.
Robbie’s return for 2011’s “Progress” saw them break U.K. records for the fastest-selling album of the 21st century and fastest-selling tour of all time. Williams’ second departure, along with that of Jason Orange, left the remaining three members to release “III” and 2017’s “Wonderland,” which were certified Platinum and Gold, respectively. The band celebrated its 30th anniversary with the release of “Odyssey” in 2018, a greatest hits album of beautifully reimagined versions of some of the biggest tracks from their three-decade-spanning career. The album entered the charts at No. 1 and was closely followed by a critically acclaimed U.K. and European stadium and arena tour in 2019.