Turn It On

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This article is about the Ronan Keating album. For the Sonny Stitt album, see Turn It On!. For other albums, see Turn It On (Kevin Costner and Modern West album) and Turn It On (Gugun and the Bluesbug album).
Turn it On
Studio album by Ronan Keating
Released 17 November 2003
Recorded 2002-2003 (Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre Pop, rock
Length 54:04
Label Polydor
Producer Mark Taylor, David Frank, Steve Robson, The Matrix, Alan Branch, Rob Davis, Gregg Alexander
Ronan Keating chronology
Destination
(2002)
Turn it On
(2003)
10 Years of Hits
(2004)
Singles from Turn it On
  1. "Lost for Words"
    Released: 10 November 2003
  2. "She Believes (In Me)"
    Released: 9 February 2004
  3. "Last Thing on My Mind"
    Released: 7 June 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Entertainment.ie 2/5 stars[1]
Soul Shine Magazine (3/5)[2]

Turn It On is the third studio album released by Boyzone frontman and Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Keating. The album was released on 17 November 2003, a week after the release of the lead single, "Lost for Words". The album became the worst performing album of Keating's career to date, only peaking at #21 on the UK Albums Chart. The album spawned two further singles: a cover of Kenny Rogers' "She Believes (In Me)" and a duet with American country superstar, LeAnn Rimes, "Last Thing on My Mind", which both became top ten hits in the United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

Following the success of Destination, and the four top ten singles which were released from it, Keating quickly returned to the studio in an attempt to record a follow-up which would replicate the success of Destination. Hooking up with producer Mark Taylor, who had at the time given chart-topping success to Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias, Keating also collaborated with long-time collaborators Steve Robson and Steve Mac, as well as writing two songs with former co-writer Gregg Alexander. He also hooked up with American country superstar LeAnn Rimes, who at the time was also signed to his record label, Polydor, to record the duet "Last Thing on My Mind". He also recorded an updated version of "This is Your Song", one of four main recordings of the track, which have featured on Keating's releases across the years. The British version of the album contains three additional tracks, including the hidden track "Getting Started", while the Latin American version of the album features the duet "The Flight", featuring Latin superstar Zucherro, and an updated version of "When You Say Nothing at All", featuring Spanish singer-songwriter Paulina Rubio, which was later released in the United Kingdom as the B-side to the single "Father & Son". Certain copies of the album omit the hidden track "Getting Started", and only include the two international bonus tracks, "I Wouldn't Change a Thing" and "Give You What You Want". Copies can be found with both a blue interior or an orange interior; these are reflected by release territory.

Singles[edit]

  • "Lost for Words" was released as the album's lead single on 10 November 2003, peaking at #9 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was co-written by Keating, alongside David Frank and Wayne Hector. The single was backed with the B-sides "I Couldn't Love You More" and "It Was You", as well an acoustic version and a remix by Robbie Rivera.
  • "Last Thing on My Mind" was released as the album's third and final single on 7 June 2004, peaking at #5 on the UK Singles Chart. A duet with American country superstar LeAnn Rimes, the single was backed with remixes by Metro and Mo Monkey, as well as the music video, which received airplay on VH1 in the United States due to Rimes' appearance.

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Turn it on Again"   Ronan Keating, Malcolm Pardon, Ricky Ross Ricky Ross 3:18
2. "Lost for Words"   Keating, David Frank, Wayne Hector Wayne Hector 3:48
3. "She Gets Me Inside"   Keating, Ricky Ross Ricky Ross 3:19
4. "First Time"   Keating, Paul Barry, Mark Taylor Mark Taylor 4:13
5. "Last Thing on My Mind" (featuring LeAnn Rimes) Keating, Steve Robson Steve Robson 3:57
6. "Let Her Down Easy"   Terence Trent D'Arby Trent D'Arby 4:33
7. "Back in the Day"   Keating, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock Scott Spock 3:17
8. "She Believes (In Me)"   Steve Gibb Steve Gibb 4:08
9. "On My Way"   Keating, Calum MacColl, James McNally Calum MacColl 4:15
10. "The Best of Me"   Keating, Paul Barry, Mark Taylor Mark Taylor 3:53
11. "Hold You Now"   Keating, Paul Barry, Mark Taylor Mark Taylor 4:00
12. "This is Your Song"   Keating, Steve Mac Steve Mac 4:02
UK Bonus Tracks[3]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "I Wouldn't Change a Thing"   Keating, Paul Barry, Mark Taylor Mark Taylor 3:44
14. "Give You What You Want"   Keating, Gregg Alexander, Davis Gregg Alexander 3:29
15. "Getting Started" (Hidden Track) Keating, Gregg Alexander, Davis Gregg Alexander 3:23
Latin American Bonus Tracks[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "The Flight" (featuring Zucherro) Frank Musker, Zucchero Frank Musker 4:56
14. "When You Say Nothing at All" (featuring Paulina Rubio) Donald Alan Schlitz Jr., Paul Overstreet Steve Mac 4:23

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[5] 25
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 45
Belgian Album Chart (Flanders)[5] 82
Danish Albums Chart[5] 49
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 89
Finnish Albums Chart[5] 38
French Albums Chart[5] 99
German Albums Chart[6] 18
Irish Albums Chart[7] 57
New Zealand Albums Chart[5] 113
Norwegian Albums Chart[5] 29
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 54
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 19
UK Albums Chart[8] 21

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Gold 100,000^

xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entertainment.ie review at the Wayback Machine (archived September 27, 2007)
  2. ^ Soul Shine Magazine at the Wayback Machine (archived September 28, 2007)
  3. ^ "Turn It On - Ronan Keating | Release Information, Reviews and Credits". AllMusic. 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Turn It on [Spanish Version]: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Ronan Keating - Destination - hitparade.ch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  6. ^ "Musicline.de - Chartverfolgung - Keating,Ronan - Destination". Media Control Charts (in German). PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  7. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Albums Chart. GfK. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  8. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Ronan Keating – 10 Turn It On". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter 10 Turn It On in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go