Gold Forever (For Tom) - The Wanted
4th May 2022
Words: Amy Bell
“The memory of being here with you
Is one I’m gonna take my life through
‘Cause some days stay gold forever”
Impactful lyrics which mean so much now, that we have lost such a talented young man Tom Parker at such a young age. The boys took to youtube, to release the slow and emotional ballad of their hit single ‘Gold Forever’, in memory of Tom. Alongside the beautiful ballad, they released a video of all of Tom’s best memories that they had with him.
Gold Forever was originally released in 2012 and reached number three on the Official Chart Company’s UK singles chart, making it The Wanted’s third top 10 single.
The new version was played at Tom’s funeral, where family, friends and fans gathered around to say goodbye a couple of weeks ago now.
It is such an emotional and moving song, but also adds comfort to the fact knowing that Tom had touched many people’s hearts also. It is a song where we can just take a moment to think about Tom’s loveable and funny personality, and how fans can remember him. This song connects with the grief side for it also, which makes it even more impactful.
The members of The Wanted have decided that all proceeds made from “Gold Forever (For Tom)” will go straight to The Brain Tumour Charity. The song is currently no 1 on iTunes!