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Westlife- Turnaround / Face to Face: Top 10 Singles in US and UK / Memorable Chorus of a Song

Westlife- Turnaround
United States- Westlife’s last album witb Bryn McFadden was not released in America again, thus, failure to score a top 10 hit for the album.

United Kingdom- Westlife came back in this album after their greatest hit album “Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits Volume 1”. Three singles were officially released from the album and check their top 10 hits in United Kingdom:
Hey Whatever- #4
Mandy- #1
Obvious- #3
All the three singles from the album went to the top 10 again. With all the singles released from this album, they accumulated a total of 17 top 10 hits. Number 1 hits stand to total of 13. “Mandy” became the number 1 single off the album.

The biggest hit from the album was “Mandy” which became very popular through Barry Manilow. I chose the number 3 hit “Obvious” to share not just because it is an original song, rather, it is also a great ballad. Check the song below:

Obvious (Chorus)
I’ve made it obvious
Done everything but sing it
(I’ve crushed on you so long, but on and on you get me wrong)
I’m not so good with words
And since you never notice
The way that we belong
I’ll say it in a love song

Westlife- Face to Face
United States- The album had a song which featured an American singer, but it’s not enough for them to score a top 10 hit.

United Kingdom- Westlife released three singles off “Face to Face”. They scored hit songs again from the album and check their top 10 hits:
You Raised Me Up- #1
When You Tell Me That You Love Me (with Diana Ross)- #3
Amazing- #4
Westlife scored their 14th number 1 hit through the Josh Groban original “You Raised Me Up”. With total of top 10 hits in UK, Westlife already had total of 20 through the singles from this album.

The guys’ number 1 single from the album was “You Raised Me Up”. However, I am sharing “Amazing” as it is an original song.

Amazing (Chorus)
And all I’ve been doing is protecting
A lie for the sake of my pride
While all the others set me thinking
we could be more than just amazing

Credits: OCC / Wikipedia
Lyrics from azlyrics.com and singwriters of the songs (Pilot, Savan Kotecha, Andeas Carlsson for Obvious / Kristian Lundin, Sebastian Thott, Didrik Thott, Carl Bjorsell, Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha, Jale Schulze for Amazing)
Video from YouTube / westlifeVEVO

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

Credits: OCC / Wikipedia

VIdeo from YouTube / westlifeVEVO