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Album’s Singles Review: “Allow Us to Be Frank” and “Face to Face” by Westlife

Allow Us to Be Frank (album)
After Bryan McFadden left the group, Westlife turned into a quartet and tried something different. They left ballads for a whila and turned to a jazzy big band sound with “Allow Us to Be Frank”. The album mostly featured songs original by Frank Sinatra as ‘Frank’ was in the title. The song peaked at number 3 in UK charts and gone 2x platinum by BPI.

“Smile” was an original song by Nat King Cole. The Westlife version though did not chart in UK charts. In Asia, it charted in music video charts.
Rate: 6.0 out of 10

Fly Me to the Moon
“Fly Me to the Moon” was also featured in “Allow Us to Be Frank” by Westlife. It was originally recorded by Kaye Ballard. The Westlife version failed to chart too.
Rate: 5.0 out of 10

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
“Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” was released as an official single for “Allow Us to Be Frank”. The song was originall recorded by Dean Martin. The version by Westlife didn’t chart in UK charts, but charted in Asia.
Rate: 5.75 out of 10

Face to Face (album)
“Face to Face” was the band’s second album without Bryan McFadden. This time, they did a lot of covers again and some original pop songs. It was another number 1 album in UK and was 4x platinum by BPI.

You Raise Me Up
“You Raise Me Up” was released as the first single for “Face to Face”. It was an original song by Josh Groban. The song went went to number 1 in UK. It went to top 10 of many countries.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

When You Tell Me That You Love Me (with Diana Ross)
“When You Tell Me That You Love Me” was being the second single off “Face to Face”. The song featured the original of the song Diana Ross. It peaked at number 2 in UK charts.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

“Amazing” was the final single for “Amazing” album by Westlife. The pop song became a number 4 hit in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

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