*** On first listen a good and catchy song but after couple listens it's actually really dull and boring. Written by Gary Barlow which is good for them and also the video shot in South Africa looks great.
So this is the last Westlife song ever. Will be interesting to see how long if ever anyone breaks their boyband #1 singles record of 14 here in the UK. Overall tied third with Cliff Richard behind Elvis (21) and The Beatles (17).
For me personally i liked Westlife 1999 - 2002 when their output was good original songs but the past 10 years they have been a glorified covers band which has both tarnised and cut their fanbase. Still they are the only group to have had 7 UK#1 (half their total) singles in their first year 99 -00 which regardless of liking them or not is an amazing achievement. It's almost as many as Take That had first time around 1990 - 96 (8) which shows the impact their first year had. They also rounded off their first year by claiming the elusive and much fought after UK Christmas #1 of 1999 to cement their popularity beyond doubt. All in all Westlife weren't the worst boyband but also regardless of #1 statistics they weren't the greatest that's still held by the likes of Take That, Backstreet Boys etc by international journalists and certainly here in the UK where they were always seen as a very poor, dull and uninspired Take That or even Boyzone.
Wow their last single and it hasn't made the top ten here in the UK or Ireland, the first time in their career and with their last record. Have to say even though i'm not a big fan they deserve a better send off than that. They could have had a unique statistic of never leaving the top ten in the British and Irish charts, nevermind.
2 weeks in the UK top 100.
UK#32. Scotland#27. Ireland#11.
Taiwan#1 (6 weeks). South Korea#6.
16,500 copies sold in the UK.
Goodbye Westlife (1998 - 2012). Last edited: 26.03.2017 14:48
** O.K. album-track starting off with Elton John-ish piano play. Furthermore, it's rather dull. Zero hit-potential. It never peaks, just goes on and on. That's no doubt why it has not been doing well in the UK charts, peaking at only # 32 AND being their worst selling single.