" is a song by All Saints
, released as the second single from their debut album, All Saints
. It became a very successful worldwide hit and was the first of five #1 singles in the UK for the group. (See also: 1998 in British music
). The single was released in the United States on July 7, 1998, with a new music video
. It is also the band's most successful single to date. The single debuted at #13 on the US charts on 25 July 1998 and reached #4.
The song entered the UK Singles Chart
at #3 on 22 November 1997 and stayed in the Top 5 for 8 weeks before climbing to #1 on 17 January 1998 for 1 week. The song went on to spend a total of 24 weeks in the chart. A total of 1,263,658 copies of the single were sold in the UK, making it All Saints' biggest hit; 770,000 copies were sold before it became #1 which makes it more than any single ever before in the UK chart history. All Saints won two BRIT Awards
for this single in 1998: Best Single and Best Video.
The music of the song is based upon an overlay of Amazing Grace
which according to Ger Tillekens is the reason why it became so successful. Even though the lyrics are very different and the music sounds different, it is based on a familiar and popular song.
Track listings and formats
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Never Ever".