Friday's Child (album)

Friday's Child is the second studio album by English recording artist Will Young. The album was released on 1 December 2003 and reached number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. The album has gone 5× Platinum in the UK, with worldwide sales of over 1.8 million. The second single taken from the album, "Your Game", won Best British Single at the 2005 Brit Awards.

Friday's Child
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Studio album by
Released1 December 2003
Label19, S, RCA, BMG
ProducerStephen Lipson, Blair MacKichan, Toby Smith, Chris Dodd, Robin Thicke, Pro-Jay, Matt Prime, Eg White
Will Young chronology
From Now On
Friday's Child
Keep On
Singles from Friday's Child
  1. "Leave Right Now"
    Released: 24 November 2003
  2. "Your Game"
    Released: 15 March 2004
  3. "Friday's Child"
    Released: 5 July 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

1."Love the One You're With"Stephen StillsStephen Lipson3:35
2."Your Game"Will Young, Blair MacKichan, Tayo Onile-EreLipson, MacKichan4:10
3."Stronger"Lipson, Karen PooleLipson5:18
4."Leave Right Now"Eg WhiteLipson3:34
5."Love is a Matter of Distance"Tim ChristensenLipson2:58
6."Dance the Night Away"Young, Toby Smith, Chris DoddSmith, Dodd4:05
7."Very Kind"Young, Robin Thicke, James GassThicke, Pro-Jay, Lipson[a]5:10
8."Free"Young, Matt Prime, Bill Withers, Stanley McKennyLipson, Prime4:07
9."Going My Way"Young, WhiteWhite3:41
10."Out of My Mind"Young, WhiteLipson3:07
11."Friday's Child"Steve Lee, Dina TaylorLipson, Lee[b]9:02
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[b] signifies an original producer



  • Stephen Lipson – producer, programmer
  • Blair MacKichan – producer, programmer
  • Toby Smith – producer, mixer, brass arrangement
  • Chris Dodd – producer
  • Robin Thicke – producer
  • Pro-Jay – producer, engineer
  • Eg White – producer, mixer
  • Dave Naughton – ProTools
  • Heff Moraes – engineer, mixer
  • Andy Saunders – mix engineer
  • Sam Miller – additional engineering
  • Steve Lee – programming
  • Jenny O'Grady – choir master
  • Nick Ingman – orchestral arrangement
  • Anne Dudley – orchestral arrangement


The following singles were released from Friday's Child:

Charts and certificationsEdit


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Friday s Child by Will Young @ARTISTdirect". ARTISTdirect.
  3. ^ " – Discography Will Young". Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 – 2003". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  7. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 – 2003". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  8. ^ Jones, Alan (1 June 2015). "Official Charts Analysis: Will Young's 85% Proof is 100% No.1 on sales of 21,321". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  9. ^ "British certifications". British Phonographic Industry. Select Platinum in the Certification field.