Westlife - Beautiful World: A Second Single Finally
Westlife recently released their second greatest hits and their last album on November 21, 2011. It was preceded by their first single "Lighthouse" which reached #32 and #11 in the UK and Ireland singles chart. The album went straight to #1 in Ireland and #4 in the UK.
Westlife - Beautiful World
Beautiful World will not be released as a physical single. It will be serviced to radio stations and will be available in iTunes as a download single. A 1-track promotional CD for the radio edit was already made available showing December 26 as the focus date. However, fans already picked the week of their ITV1 special "Westlife For the Last Time" on their campaign to place Beautiful World in the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart. The song already made it to BBC Radio 2. It was written by John Shanks, Ruth-Anne Cunningham and Westlife's mark Feehily).
Beautiful World was originally chosen to be the summer single but the release was cancelled for some reasons, giving way to a November release for the first single which at the last minute was changed to Lighthouse. The band recently admitted regret of the release of the Gary Barlow-penned song. The music video that premiered on December 15 on their YouTube Channel showcases their success in the last 14 years (a rare feat for a boyband).
A Second Single Finally
The fans have been waiting for a second single since 2009. It was disappointing when the potential songs “Shadows” , “How to Break a Heart” and “I'll See You Again” from the album "Where We Are" and “Beautiful Tonight", "I Will Reach You" and "No One's Gonna Sleep Tonight" from "Gravity" were not released as 2nd, 3rd or 4th singles from the said albums. Beautiful World is something that will justify that Westlife always deserves to have a second single or more.
The standard greatest hits album features two other songs "Wide Open" and "Last Mile of the Way". The Japanese release has a bonus track called "Over and Out" and Lighthouse has a B-side called "Poet's Heart.”
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