Westlife - Beautiful World: A Second Single Finally

Jules, The Cowboy By Jules, The Cowboy, 23rd Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1y9lt43v/
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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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author avatar Buzz
24th Dec 2011 (#)

Very nice article on Westlife, Jules. I'm so far removed from the music scene nowadays. Hope to listen to one of their songs.

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
28th Dec 2011 (#)

thanks...how young are you when westlife was popular?

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author avatar princess
24th Dec 2011 (#)

I wish I can go back to my teenage days! I used to collect posters of boy bands back then in England. And Westlife was one of the boybands I used to have posted on the back of my door! The other one was Take That of course! hehe :) Nice share kabayan.

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
28th Dec 2011 (#)

thanks Kabz...you may feel as if your teen again

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author avatar Jerry Walch
24th Dec 2011 (#)

I have to plead ignorance. I never even heard of this group.

Merry Christmas!

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author avatar Sheila Newton
24th Dec 2011 (#)

Great band. Pity they're splitting up, isn't it. Nice article Mr Cowboy, my friend.

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author avatar richellet
26th Dec 2011 (#)

i used to listen to their songs... i thought i've outgrown them but now that you are featuring them i feel so high school again :) thanks cowboy :)

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author avatar richellet
26th Dec 2011 (#)

i used to listen to their songs... i thought i've outgrown them but now that you are featuring them i feel so high school again :) thanks cowboy :)

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
28th Dec 2011 (#)

i was higschool too at that time..thanks Kabz

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
27th Dec 2011 (#)

Thanks for telling us about them, I will check them out. I love music. :-)

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
28th Dec 2011 (#)

great...thanks for that

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author avatar Delicia Powers
28th Dec 2011 (#)

Well done!

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
28th Dec 2011 (#)

thanks ms powers

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author avatar Jelord
27th Feb 2012 (#)

currently, Beautiful World is number 1 for 7 weeks in chart central Philippines, and the top spot is still counting.

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