Never Ever Lyrics
"Never Ever" is a song by English-Canadian girl group All Saints. Written by All Saints member Shaznay Lewis along with co-writers Robert Jazayeri and Sean Mather and produced by Cameron McVey and Magnus Fiennes, it was released on 10 November 1997 as the second single from their debut album, All Saints (1997). The song later appeared on their compilations All Hits (2001) and Pure Shores: The Very Best of All Saints (2010). Lyrically, the song talks about the girls' feelings about their first expressions after a sudden break-up, where the girls query what they did wrong in the relationship.
Never Ever Lyrics
"Never Ever" is All Saints' highest-charting single to date, peaking at the top of the charts in countries including Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, while it peaked in the top 10 in countries including Ireland, Sweden, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Norway, Austria and the United States. As of June 2019, it is the third best selling single by a girl group of all time in the United Kingdom, only behind "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls and "Shout Out to My Ex" by Little Mix.
Two music videos were shot for the single: the European and Australian version, and an American version, due to the mass success in those countries. The North American featured the group in a church, while the European/Australian version featured the group near a swimming pool and in their homes. At the 1998 Brit Awards, "Never Ever" won British Single of the Year and British Video of the Year.
All Saints flew to the United States, where the song was recorded and produced by Mather and Jazayeri. Due to control issues, London Records brought in Cameron McVey to do additional production on the track because of time/distance constraints and Cameron's relationship with Lewis. Lewis was in tears over the success of "Never Ever", since it was written about a personal broken relationship, and said, "I never believed that so much good could come out of such a bad situation." All Saints recorded the vocals in Washington, D.C., except for the intro, which was recorded at Battery Studios in London and was kept from the original demo. This was because the mood could not be replicated and everyone agreed to keep the demo vocals.
However, the song's producing and writing caused controversy. Robert Jazayeri, who wrote the song, issued a writ against All Saints, and they were granted 40% of the publishing rights to the track. After he was not satisfied, Jazayeri filed a lawsuit towards the group's record label London Records and All Saints' management, which was settled amicably by the parties.
"Never Ever" received positive reviews from music critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic named the song as a highlight on its album, stating it "lead[s] the way" for All Saints' career. He then reviewed the All Hits record and said the track was a "basic hit", but called it a standout. Billboard placed it at number 47 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time in 2017. Scottish newspaper Daily Record described it as a "cool slice of soulful pop." A reviewer from Music Week rated it five out of five, adding that "the Saints go gospel and sultry in this follow-up to I Know Where It's At. A slower-paced single is a gamble, but this is an addictive alternative to the Spice Girls." Paul Martin from The News Letter commented that the song "has already made an impact on the charts, but those listening to the album version will be in for a bit of a surprise. Unlike the more upbeat chart version, they slow the song down to great effect and allow the lonesome mood of the song to prevail." Nick Butler from Sputnikmusic stated, "'Never Ever' is a fantastic song; quite rightfully, it still gets a fair bit of airplay today, and I still enjoy it whenever it appears on one of those VH1 Power Ballad days or whatever."
"Never Ever" debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart, before rising to number one for a sole week. The song remains the group's longest single on those charts and stayed in the top 10 for 15 weeks, but charted for 26 weeks. It has sold over 1.6 million units in the UK as of July 2021. It is also the third best selling single by a girl group of all time in the UK, only behind "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls and "Shout Out to My Ex" by Little Mix.
"Never Ever" was successful in North America as well. The song debuted at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and peaked at number four on the charts, becoming the group's first top 10 and their highest-peaking single on those charts. The song peaked at number four on the Canadian Singles Chart.
The song was featured on the Guinness World Records for Top British Singles. 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 reached number one; this is more than any single ever before in the UK chart history. At the 1998 Brit Awards, All Saints won two Brit Awards for this single: Best British Single and Best British Video, beating strong competition from the likes of "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve, "Song 2" by Blur, "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead and "Something About the Way/Candle in the Wind 1997" by Elton John.
The melody of the song is based upon an overlay of the hymn tune "New Britain", the most common setting for "Amazing Grace", which according to Ger Tillekens is the reason it became so successful. Although the lyrics and music are very different, "Never Ever" is based on a familiar and popular song.
"Never Ever" is a song performed by R&B singer Ciara. It is the first single released from her third studio album, Fantasy Ride. The song features rapper Young Jeezy, was produced by Polow da Don, and was co-written by Ciara and Elvis "BlacElvis" Williams, who both produced and co-wrote Ciara's single, "Promise", from her second album, Ciara: The Evolution.
For "Never Ever", Ciara collaborated with previous collaborator and associate Polow da Don, as well as Blac Elvis. Ciara previously worked with the two on a previous single, "Promise" (2006). Polow da Don told MTV News, "We both came up and were raised in the same camp. We've known each other for a long time." When talking about the working relationship between him and Ciara, he replied, "We actually just have this natural chemistry that I don't even have with some of my own artists. I understand her and I understand what she should be doing. I look at it like this: When I work with her, I'm a fan, and this is what I want her to be doing." Polow da Don went on to compare he and Ciara as having the formula to becoming the new Aaliyah and Timbaland, a famed singer-producer combination in the late 1990s.
The song was also set to serve as the first single from "Fantasy Ride" in the United Kingdom and Ireland but was scrapped due to "Never Ever" performing poorly in the United States and because "Love Sex Magic" was already receiving attention. The song reached number one on the Sweden download charts on iTunes.
The song was due to be released as the third single in the United Kingdom, and the music video began circulating music channels, and local urban music stations (such as Kiss 100, and Choice FM) began rotating the song, however the original album version was not used, the Mike D Radio Mix version took its place, however when news was announced that Ciara was recording her fourth studio album, plans for the single were scrapped and the music video and single have been taken off stations playlists. Due to minor promotion, the single did not chart.
Day by day, looking back, you connect the interrupted threadsThe chance of every day run through the blue twilightI won't forget, at any time, it's deeply, deeply stuck into me..."With my fist on the right side of my chest, I swear, I'll be always here"That small miracle was piled hand to handStrongly, strongly it's carved in my heartMy unwavering heart burn with a fleeting flameThe battle does not end, never ever...This miracle overcame that great wallWe are going through a long, long wayMy discouraged heart burn with a strong flame
This song was obviously aimed at the pure pop charts, and at the time fit right into that slot. It sounded contemporary. But at the same time, it took R&B back to its roots in American gospel music, too. This song is practically a church hymn when you take the production flourishes away from it. In this it struck a balance between what was expected in pop music by 1997, as well as including elements that can be found in classic soul music, too. Of course like so many of the best pop songs, it also dealt with themes that were very relatable while everyone was singing along.
In late October, Taylor Swift will give fans a clue as to who her new single 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' is about when she hides a message in her lyric book. Until then, fans and tabloids will just have to speculate: Who is 'WANEGBT' about?
Many seem to think that the 22-year-old songwriter has penned yet another song about John Mayer, Joe Jonas or Taylor Lautner. Some believe this is the Jake Gyllenhaal song many expect to see on 'Red,' as the high-profile relationship ended post-'Speak Now.' When you piece together clues from the last year, however, we believe the answer is obvious -- the song isn't about any of the above.
The most telling lyric in the song is the dripping-with-sarcasm line, "And you would hide away and find your peace of mind / With some indie record that's much cooler than mine." In an interview explaining the tune, Swift said that one of the mystery guy's friends visited her in the studio and brought up their relationship, which ultimately inspired the song. Of the men listed above, only Mayer would seem to be both interested in woeful indie records and have musical friends in Nashville. However... 041b061a72