My Love (Westlife song)

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"My Love"
Single by Westlife
from the album Coast to Coast
Released 30 October 2000
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded June 2000
Cheiron Studios,
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre Pop
Length 3:52
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger, Pelle Nylén
Producer(s) Per Magnusson, David Kreuger
Westlife singles chronology
"Against All Odds"
(2000)
"My Love"
(2000)
"What Makes a Man"
(2000)
"My Love CD2"

"My Love" is a song recorded by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released as the second single from their second studio album, Coast to Coast (2000). It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, giving the band their seventh UK number one.

The song was the 35th best-selling single of 2000 in the UK. It also won The Record of the Year.[1] It has sold 300,000 copies in UK.[2]

Tracklisting[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "My Love" (Radio Edit) - 3:52
  2. "If I Let You Go" (US Remix) - 3:40
  3. "If I Let You Go" (US Remix Video) - 3:40
UK CD2
  1. "My Love" (Radio Edit) - 3:52
  2. "My Love" (Instrumental) - 3:52
  3. "My Love" (Video) - 3:52

Music video[edit]

The opening scene of the music video features the band members waiting at Shannon Airport, where Nicky Byrne informs the band members that the last flight out has just been cancelled. The band members become upset by the news and Brian McFadden exclaims that he is going home. The others follow and the song begins.

The first stanza takes place inside the airport and during the chorus, the scene shifts to Limerick (Catherine st) a town in Ireland. Harstonge house on Harstonge st (or Oznam house as its also known) can clearly be seen in the video as they walk down the street. After the end of the first chorus, the scene shifts to Colbert train station in Limerick. Then again during the second chorus, the scene changes to Lahinch Beach, Co. Clare and in Kilkee, (Co. Clare) During the final chorus, the band members sing atop the Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare.

The song itself, combined with the video is portraying the band missing their native Ireland and, in particular, a love interest that was left behind.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

Charts Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 36
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 6
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 14
Germany (Media Control AG)[6] 57
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 1
Italy (FIMI)[8] 29
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 38
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (2000) Position
UK Singles Chart 35

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Beautiful Day" by U2
Irish IRMA number one single
9 November 2000 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Can't Fight the Moonlight" by LeAnn Rimes
Preceded by
"Shape of My Heart" by Backstreet Boys
Swedish Singles Chart number one single
11 September 2000 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"She Bangs" by Ricky Martin
Preceded by
"Holler" by Spice Girls
UK Singles Chart number-one single
4 November 2000 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Same Old Brand New You" by a1

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