Daniel Bedingfield - Never Gonna Leave Your Side (Polydor)
UK release date: 21 July 2003
The latest offering from Daniel Bedingfield is a ballad that lacks anything of true musical merit. Admittedly his vocals are impressive, but then imagine Robbie Williams, Aqualung and Westlife locked in a room together. I'd imagine they'd eventually get bored and write a song that would probably resemble Never Gonna Leave Your Side.
Not a pretty thought, and neither is the song - you almost expect the chorus to launch into Flying Without Wings. At least then there would be some comic value. Instead what comes out is not big or clever. No doubt come 2008 this song will fuel tacky lunchtime commercial radio shows about lost loves.
Whatever happened to the guy who showed so much promise with Gotta Get Through This? Wherever that Daniel Bedingfield is, someone please bring him back! Nonetheless I fear a top ten hit is on the cards, giving more airplay to this song.