“Lighthouse” is a song by Irish boy band Westlife. It is the lead single from their second compilation album, Greatest Hits. The song is their second final physical single after their announcement to disband. The song was written by Gary Barlow and John Shanks, and was released on 11 November 2011. A music video was filmed in South Africa and premiered on 20 October 2011. The song became their second-lowest charting single in Ireland and their lowest-charting single in the United Kingdom, charting at number eleven and thirty-two respectively.
“Something Right” is a song by Irish boyband Westlife from their ninth studio album, Back Home. The song was released as the band’s second single in Asia and Europe following their first single, “Home”, as well as the album’s overall third single. The song was composed by Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha and Arnthor Birgisson. A music video was filmed in December 2007 in London and premiered on March 7, 2008.
The band’s record label, Sony BMG, aimed to increase album promotions and sales through the release of this single, which happens to be a fan favourite. The song was composed by Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha and Arnthor Birgisson, who also contributed the songs “Us Against the World”, “The Easy Way”, and “Pictures In My Head” to the Back Home album.
The music video for “Something Right” began shoot on 17 December 2007, directed by Amber and Brown and was shot in London. It premiered on March 7, 2008 on music channels. The video uses a brand new remix track of the song and was shot using green screen, featuring the band in a desert and subsequently in a futuristic night setting.
“Us Against the World” is a song by Irish boy band Westlife from their ninth studio album, Back Home (2008). The song was released as the album’s second single on 3 March 2008.
The song was written by Arnthor Birgisson, Rami Yacoub and Savan Kotecha. A music video for the song was filmed in December 2007 and premiered on 14 February 2008.
“Obvious” is the third and final single released from Westlife’s fourth studio album, Turnaround. It was written by Carl Björsell, Carl Falk, Didrik Thott, and Sebastian Thott under their stage name Pilot, Savan Kotecha, and Andreas Carlsson. It was produced by Jake Schulze, Kristian Lundin, and Karl Engström, with additional production by Quiz & Larossi.
“Obvious” peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, but marked the departure of Brian McFadden from the band. The band originally planned to write a farewell song for Brian, as it was his choice to leave, however, due to tour rehearsals and TV appearances, it was decided “Obvious” would be released as a single instead. However, as a tribute, CD2 features a medley of Brian’s favourite Westlife songs.
“Tonight”/”Miss You Nights” is the second and last single released from Westlife’s greatest hits album, ‘Unbreakable’. It was released as a double A-Side in the UK, but in some other countries, both songs were released separately.
“Tonight” was written by Steve Mac, Wayne Hector and Jorgen Elofsson. “Miss You Nights” is a song written by Dave Townsend and originally recorded by Cliff Richard in 1975. At the time, it had reached #15 in the UK Singles Chart. The Westlife single peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band’s second non-chart topper. It sold over 115 000 in UK so far.
“Unbreakable” is a song recorded by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released on 4 November 2002 as the first single from their fourth studio album and first greatest hits album, Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits Volume 1 (2002).
The song holds the record for the greatest ‘leaper’ in UK chart history – entering the UK Singles Chart at number 196 and then going to number one the following week. It became the band’s eleventh UK number one. The song has received a silver disc sales certification in the UK for over 200,000 copies sold.
“World of Our Own” is the second single released from Westlife’s third studio album, of the same name. The song peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming their 10th number one single – making them a part of a small group of artists in British chart history to achieve this feat. The song’s popularity peaked when it was featured in the children’s feature film, You Wish!.
“World of Our Own” was the 40th best selling single of 2002 in the UK, and received a Silver sales certification in the UK for over 200,000 copies sold.
“Evergreen” is a pop song, co-written by Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson and David Kreuger, and originally recorded by Irish boy band Westlife. The song appears on their album World of Our Own, and was released as a single only in the Philippines, where it reached number three.
In 2002, the song was chosen to be the winner’s single for the first series of Pop Idol and was recorded by the three finalists: Will Young, Gareth Gates and Darius Danesh. During the final, the song was performed by both Young and Gates. Young went on to win the show, and released “Evergreen” as a double A-side single, along with “Anything Is Possible”, which was also recorded by the final three and performed by the final two. The song was later included on Young’s debut album, From Now On (2002). Gates’ version of the song was also released as a B-side to his single, “Unchained Melody”.
“Bop Bop Baby” is the third single to be released from Westlife’s third studio album, World of Our Own. The single peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart. However, during an interview, the band claimed this was due to the obscure choice of single, as they would have much preferred to release “Why Do I Love You” – and had even recorded a video for it. The song was written by band members Shane Filan and Brian McFadden, alongside producers and writers Chris O’Brien and Graham Murphy. It sold over 120,000 copies in the UK.
“Queen of My Heart” is the debut single released from Westlife’s third studio album, World of Our Own. It became the band’s ninth UK number No. 1 single, staying at the top of the chart for one week. The song was written by John McLaughlin, Wayne Hector and Steve Robson, Steve Mac. It remains one of the band’s most successful singles, becoming the 23rd best-selling single of 2001 in the UK, and receiving a Silver sales certification in the UK for over 200,000 copies sold. So far, it sold over 335 000 copies in UK.
“When You’re Looking Like That” is a song by Irish boy band Westlife from their second studio album, Coast to Coast (2000). It was released as the sixth and final single from the album in Australia, Asia, Latin America, and—most notably—Europe. However, although being one of the more popular tracks in the UK and a music video being played regularly on UK music channels, the single was not released in the UK or Ireland. The song was written by a team of Swedish songwriters, Rami Yacoub, Andreas Carlsson, and Max Martin, and it was produced by Yacoub. The song was re-released in 2001 with its single remix included on the group’s third studio album World of Our Own (2001).
“When You’re Looking Like That” was most successful in Sweden, where it peaked at number nine. It has since been certified gold by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for shipments of 15,000 copies in Sweden.
“I Lay My Love on You” is the ninth single to be released from Westlife’s second studio album, “Coast To Coast”. It was released in many parts of the world, including Australia, Asia and most notably Europe – however, it was not released in the UK and Ireland, although it was considered a highly popular track. It peaked at #1 on the MTV Asia Hitlist. A Spanish version of the song has also been recorded, and can be found on their Asian-only release, “Released”.
“What Makes a Man” is a song by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released as the third single from their second studio album, Coast to Coast (2000). It was their first single not to peak at number one on the UK Singles Chart, being beaten to the Christmas number one by “Can We Fix It?”, the theme to the cartoon series, Bob the Builder(which managed to peak at number three in Ireland). It also debuted and peaked at number two in Ireland, held off the top spot by Eminem’s song Stan.
The song was the 39th best selling single of 2000 in the UK, and received a gold sales certification in the UK for over 400,000 copies sold.
“My Love” is a song recorded by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released as the second single from their second studio album, Coast to Coast (2000). It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, giving the band their seventh UK number one.
The song was the 35th best-selling single of 2000 in the UK. It also won The Record of the Year. It has sold 300,000 copies in UK.
“Miss You” is a popular song written by Jake Schulze and Rami Yacoub. It was originally recorded as a ballad, by the Irish boy band Westlife, but was never released as a single. In 2007, it was remade as a dance track by Swedish DJ and producer Basshunter becoming a hit single for him as “I Miss You” in 2008, notably in UK, Germany and Sweden.
The original song “Miss You” appeared on Irish boy band Westlife’s 1999 debut album, Westlife. Although the album produced five different singles “Swear It Again”, “If I Let You Go”, “Flying Without Wings”, the double A-side “I Have a Dream” / “Seasons in the Sun” all in 1999 and “Fool Again” and a remake of “More Than Words” both released in 2000, the song “Miss You” was never released as a single.
The music video was added to Hard2Beat’s YouTube channel on 5 November 2008 and features a Christmas theme.
Picking up where Aylar and Basshunter left off in “Angel in the Night”, “I Miss You” is set amongst the mountains of Norway in a beautiful log cabin. Aylar, Basshunter, and a gang of friends have the ultimate Christmas Day with presents, a jacuzzi, snow fights, and bikinis.
“Fool Again” was the last single to be released from Westlife’s self-titled debut album. It became the band’s fifth consecutive UK number one single and spent 12 weeks on charts. It sold over 215 000 copies in UK so far. The song debuted and peaked at number two in the band’s native Ireland, making it the first Westlife song not to reach the top of the Irish chart. The video for the single was filmed in Mexico City, Mexico, most notably in locations such as Zócalo and Ciudad Satélite.
“If I Let You Go” is a song by Westlife, released in the United Kingdom on 9 August 1999, as the band’s second single. It became the second of the band’s fourteen UK number 1 hit singles, spending eleven weeks on charts. The song has received a Silver sales certification in the UK for over 315 000 copies sold so far.
“Flying Without Wings” is a song released by Irish boy band Westlife from their self-titled debut studio album (1999).
The song was written by Wayne Hector and Steve Mac. In an interview with HitQuarters, Hector said the basic idea for the song came to him while on a break from working on a hip hop session with Ezi Cut in Los Angeles:
“I came up with a couple of lines for the first verse and then phoned my mama’s house, left it on the answering machine, and said, “Don’t get rid of this!”
Upon returning to England, Hector went into the studio to work on the idea with long-time songwriting partner and producer Steve Mac. When the two discussed what the song was about they agreed that, “this is about our wives. This is about the things that make our lives complete.” According to Hector the lyrics were completed in about half an hour.
“Swear It Again” is a song by Irish boy band Westlife, released as the first single from their debut album Westlife. It peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in May 1999. It moved to 182,000 units in the first two weeks of its release and spent 13 weeks on the charts. This made it the first of fourteen UK number-one singles. To date, it is Westlife’s only single to have charted in the U.S., peaking at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and ranking number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100 Year End Charts, in 2000. The song was performed live on Miss Teen USA 2000. The single has sold over 600,000 copies to date in the UK and the US and also achieved gold status there.