It’s been an incredibly exciting week for those of us who have worked with Tommy Faragher. His production work on the song “Teenage Dream” which was popularized by Katy Perry and debuted on the Emmy award winning TV show GLEE, has led to a rocket ship that has shot the single up to the top of the Billboard singles chart! In addition, the sales are estimated (by those who follow these things) to be the best sales ever for a song from the GLEE TV show. So, it’s going to be official next week, Tommy Faragher will have the #1 Billboard single. The song features lead vocals by Darren Criss, who is rumored to be joining the cast of GLEE beyond this debut performance last week.
As I type, the song has over 1 million hits on YouTube! See it here!
Tommy Faragher has had a long career in music, and his early work with the movie Staying Alive and artists such as Taylor Dayne, the OJay’s, Al Green, were just the beginning of a long career behind the mixing board. A lot of people don’t realize Tommy Faragher is a singer in his own right and had his own career as a recording artist, first with The Faragher Brothers and later as a solo artist (the song Look Out for Number One). There is a great video of Tommy singing on Solid Gold on YouTube. LINK TO YOUTUBE. He has several songs on the Sondtrack album for Staying Alive, which led to his Grammy nomination.
I worked with Tommy over a 7 year period, co-writing the songs on my debut album “Night Flight to London” and then of course, he produced all the tracks. It’s such a thrill to hear his signature style in the “Teenage Dream” single. It’s got his name written all over it. At one point, after listening to the single on my iphone for 4 days, I started to hone in on the harmonies in the background. Once I really heard them, I was hooked one more time to a song I can’t keep the play button off of!
Such a nice guy..Tommy Faragher. Talented and low key. I’ve met a lot of people in the music business over the years and Tommy is one of the “good” ones!
Congratulations to Tommy Faragher! Well done! Well deserved. I’m so proud of him!
Check out his website at www.slopestudios.com it’s under construction, but will be live soon!