Ronan (album)

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Ronan
Studio album by Ronan Keating
Released 31 July 2000
Recorded Hollywood, California
London, England
Nashville, Tennessee
Burbank, California
Genre Pop
Length 52:77
Label Polydor
Producer Anders Bagge, Arnthor Birgisson, Gregg Alexander, Patrick Leonard, Phil Thornalley, Rick Nowels, Stephen Lipson, Steve Mac
Ronan Keating chronology
Ronan
(2000)
Destination
(2002)
Singles from Ronan
  1. "When You Say Nothing at All"
    Released: 26 July 1999
  2. "Life Is a Rollercoaster"
    Released: 10 July 2000
  3. "The Way You Make Me Feel"
    Released: 20 November 2000
  4. "In This Life"
    Released: 2 December 2000
  5. "Lovin' Each Day"
    Released: 16 April 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars
Entertainment.ie 2/5 stars

Ronan is the self-titled, debut solo album from Irish singer-songwriter and Boyzone frontman, Ronan Keating. It was released by Polydor Records on 31 July 2000. The album was given several negative reviews; however, it sold over 750,000 copies and became one of the top selling albums of the year in the United Kingdom. It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, and have been certified four-times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of 1.2 million copies. In the singer's native Ireland, the album debuted at number two. The album also became a commercial success in other European countries, where it charted within the top ten of eight countries. In 2001, Ronan was certified two-times platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for shipments of two million copies inside Europe.[1]

The album produced four UK and Irish top-ten singles: "When You Say Nothing at All", originally recorded for the soundtrack of the 1999 film Notting Hill, "Life Is a Rollercoaster", "The Way You Make Me Feel", and "Lovin' Each Day", the latter of which was featured on the re-release edition of the album, and later on Keating's second album, Destination. The album sold 9 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Life Is a Rollercoaster"   Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 3:56
2. "The Way You Make Me Feel"   Phil Thornalley, Bryan Adams Phil Thornalley 3:54
3. "In This Life"   Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin Stephen Lipson 3:10
4. "Heal Me"   Alexander, Nowels Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 4:05
5. "Keep on Walking"   Ronan Keating, Patrick Leonard, Robin Thicke Patrick Leonard 3:56
6. "When You Say Nothing at All"   Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz Stephen Lipson 4:18
7. "Brighter Days"   Gordon Chambers, Andy Hill Stephen Lipson 4:55
8. "If You Love Me"   Gary Baker, Steve Diamond, Keating, Stephen Lipson Stephen Lipson 3:27
9. "If I Don't Tell You Now"   Diane Warren Steve Mac 3:20
10. "Only for You"   Anders Bagge, Arnthor Birgisson, Paul Tucker Anders Bagge, Arnthor Birgisson 4:29
11. "Addicted"   Wayne Hector, Michael Power, Lipson Stephen Lipson 5:25
12. "When the World Was Mine"   Billy Livsey, Wayland Holyfield Stephen Lipson 5:18
13. "Believe"   Keating, Patrick Leonard Patrick Leonard 5:04
UK Bonus Track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
14. "Once Upon a Lifetime"   Baker, Frank J. Myers Stephen Lipson 4:00
2001 Bonus Track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
14. "Lovin' Each Day"   Alexander, Nowels Gregg Alexander 3:29
Turkish Platinum Edition Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
14. "This Is Your Song"       3:45
15. "At The End Of A Perfect Day"       4:30
16. "I Will Miss You"       4:03
17. "Since 13"       3:48
18. "You"       3:56
19. "Thank God I Kissed You"       3:57

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
In Blue by The Corrs
UK number-one album
3 August 2000 – 13 August 2000
Succeeded by
Born to Do It by Craig David

References[edit]

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  12. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community – Awards 2000". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
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