I know this reissue is to tie in with the Google TV ad, but my interest in Slade was also rekindled (no pun intended) by the use of Coz I Luv You, How Does It Feel and Look What You Dun in the series 'Marion & Geoff' which I got on DVD this year! Thanks to Rob Brydon and Hugo Blick for having such good taste in music.
This song, and How Does It Feel, is proof that Noddy Holder wasn't just a screamer. Slade could do reflective ballads too.
After having released a great string of anthemic, sing-a-long rock numbers, Slade started to branch into new musical styles on the 1974 album Old New Borrowed and Blue. As proved countless times throughout their recording career, Slade could write and perform effective ballads. Everyday was the first Slade ballad to be released as a single, and got to #3 in the charts in March 1974. The song was born out of an evening at bassist and songwriter Jim Lea's house when his friends asked how he wrote songs. Lea's wife promptly sang the opening of the verse which Lea later completed.
Everyday is a beautiful, heartfelt ballad that still manages to be pure Slade. With a melodic and memorable nature, the lovely piano, strong vocal harmonies and nice guitar solo is all impressive musically, whilst lead vocalist Noddy Holder gives a truly fantastic vocal performance - one with a lot of emotion. Such a song showed just how versatile Slade were, and anyone who delves into their entire career up to 1991 will discover so many gems like this one.
This is an, until now, often overlooked gem by Slade. Thanks to a recent advert Slade are now being discovered by a new generation of listeners who previously only knew them for their Christmas Song!! This is a great song to play to people who think that "all Slade songs sound the same" or think that Slade were only about foot stomping noisy anthems!
This brings back a lot of memories for me. It's a great song and although they are an old band they are up there with the classics and their music will live on. Been brought up listening to Slade great stuff! Glad they are using it on tv ads.
Slade aren't just for Xmas - Merry Everyday! Slade had 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones but Everyday only managed to get to Number 3 probably because it was the first ballad they released - great song :)