Queen of My Heart

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"Queen of My Heart"
Single by Westlife
from the album World of Our Own
Released November 5, 2001
Format CD single
Recorded Rokstone Studios, London 2001
Genre Pop
Length 4:23
Label BMG
Writer(s) John McLaughlin, Wayne Hector, Steve Mac, Steve Robson
Producer(s) Steve Mac
Certification Silver (UK), Gold (SWE)
Westlife singles chronology
"When You're Looking Like That"
(2001)
"Queen of My Heart"
(2001)
"World of Our Own"
(2002)
"Queen of My Heart CD2"

"Queen of My Heart" is the debut single released from Westlife's third studio album, World of Our Own. It became the band's ninth UK number No. 1 single, staying at the top of the chart for one week.[1] The song was written by John McLaughlin, Wayne Hector and Steve Robson, Steve Mac.[2] It remains one of the band's most successful singles, becoming the 23rd best-selling single of 2001 in the UK, and receiving a Silver sales certification in the UK for over 200,000 copies sold. So far, it sold over 335 000 copies in UK.[3]

Tracklisting[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Queen Of My Heart" (Radio Edit) - 4:20
  2. "When You're Looking Like That" (Single Remix) - 3:53
  3. "Reason For Living" - 4:03
  4. "When You're Looking Like That" (Video) - 3:53
UK CD2
  1. "Queen Of My Heart" (Radio Edit) - 4:20
  2. "When You're Looking Like That" (Single Remix) - 3:53
  3. "Interview" (Video) - 5:16
  4. "Queen Of My Heart" (Video) - 4:26

Music video[edit]

The video features Westlife in a castle with Shane and Kian in one room, Mark and Nicky in another room and Brian sitting alone on the stairs. During the video, Nicky shaves his hair, giving himself a David Beckham skinhead. Towards the end of the video, many fans appear and surround the band.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 33
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 14
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 15
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 27
Ireland (IRMA) 1
Italy (FIMI)[9] 28
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[12] 12
Romanian Top 100[13] 24
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 37
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
Irish Singles Chart 14
UK Singles Chart 23

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Because I Got High" by Afroman
Irish IRMA number one single
10 November 2001 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Sweet Caroline" by Dustin the Turkey
Preceded by
"Because I Got High" by Afroman
UK number-one single
10 November 2001 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"If You Come Back" by Blue

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Eddie Hession - accordion
  • Dave Arch - arrangement
  • Mae McKenna - backing vocals
  • Bob White - bagpipes
  • Choir - Alice Holsgrove, Christopher Baptiste, Daniel Udy, Hannah Baptiste, Henry Verbi, Laura Taylor, Lee Raymond, Louise Raymond, Mathew Taylor, Rachael Holsgrove, Rebekah Holsgrove, Samuel Udy, Samuel Verbi, Victoria Verbi
  • Kim Chandler - conductor
  • Gavin Wright - strings
  • Steve Mac - writing, production, arrangement, mixing, piano, keyboards
  • Matt Howe - recording
  • John McLaughlin - writing
  • Steve Robson - writing
  • Wayne Hector - writing

References[edit]

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