No Matter What (Boyzone song)

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"No Matter What"
Single by Boyzone
from the album Where We Belong
Released 3 August 1998
Genre Pop, adult contemporary
Length 4:34
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) & Jim Steinman (words)
Producer(s) Jim Steinman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nigel Wright
Boyzone singles chronology
"All That I Need"
(1998)
"No Matter What"
(1998)
"I Love The Way You Love Me"
(1998)

"No Matter What" is a song from the 1996 musical Whistle Down the Wind, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman and popularised by the Irish group Boyzone. The song reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart,[1] and was the only Boyzone hit to become popular in the US. Jewels & Stone did a remix for the song for dance clubs which was popular. In the UK, the song has sold 1.13 million copies and another three million worldwide.[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD1
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "Where Have You Been?" – 3:08
  3. "All That I Need" (Phil Da Costa Oxygen Edit) – 3:35
CD2
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "She's The One" – 3:12
  3. "Live Interview With Boyzone" (CD Rom)
Japanese CD single[3]
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "Father And Son" – 2:47
  3. "Words" – 3:55

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" by Pras Michael feat. Mýa and Ol' Dirty Bastard
Irish IRMA number-one single
8 August 1998 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Millennium" by Robbie Williams
Preceded by
"Life" by Des'ree
Dutch Singles Chart
3 October 1998 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom" by Vengaboys
Preceded by
"Are You That Somebody?" by Aaliyah
New Zealand Singles Chart
18 October 1998 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Rollercoaster" by B*Witched
Preceded by
"All About The Money" by Meja
Danish Singles Chart
18 September 1998 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Only When I Lose Myself" by Depeche Mode
Preceded by
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
Norwegian Singles Chart
Week 37, 1998 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Unforgivable Sinner" by Lene Marlin
Preceded by
"Viva Forever" by Spice Girls
UK Singles Chart number-one single
9 August 1998 – 30 August 1998 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" by Manic Street Preachers

Music video[edit]

The music video shows an African man leaving in a hot air balloon. The members of Boyzone are standing on the ground watching him depart. The African man eventually drops a small golden cross for some reason.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 623–4. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b Ami Sedghi (4 November 2012). "UK's million-selling singles: the full list". Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Boyzone No Matter What Japan Promo 5" CD SINGLE (135975)". Eil.com. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Boyzone – No Matter What". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Boyzone – No Matter What – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Boyzone – No Matter What" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Boyzone – No Matter What" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 10/01/98". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 110 (42): 63. 17 October 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  9. ^ Billboard. 5 December 1998. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Boyzone – No Matter What" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. ^ "Irish charts". Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  13. ^ Oricon Singles Chart Oricon Singles Chart (Retrieved 2 November 2012)
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Boyzone search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Boyzone – No Matter What". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Boyzone – No Matter What". VG-lista.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Boyzone – No Matter What". Singles Top 60.
  18. ^ "Boyzone – No Matter What – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "IFPI Taiwan - Single Top 10 (1998/37)". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 1999-02-03. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  20. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 23 November 2008)
  21. ^ "Boyzone - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  22. ^ US Adult Contemporary Chart Billboard.com (Artist Chart History)
  23. ^ "U.S. Mainstream Top 40 (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 1 October 2008. [dead link]
  24. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.ca. 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  25. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  27. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Boyzone – No matter what" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Boyzone in the field Interpret. Enter No matter what in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  28. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Boyzone; 'No matter what')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  29. ^ "Dutch single certifications – Boyzone – No matter what" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  30. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Boyzone – No matter what". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 
  31. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – Boyzone – No matter what" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 
  32. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Boyzone; 'No matter what')". Hung Medien. 
  33. ^ "British single certifications – Boyzone – No matter what". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter No matter what in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go

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