Unbreakable (Westlife song)

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"Unbreakable"
Single by Westlife
from the album Unbreakable - The Greatest Hits Vol. 1
B-side "Never Knew I Was Losing You"
Released 4 November 2002
Format CD single
Recorded Rokstone Studios, London
2002
Genre Pop
Length 4:33
Label BMG
Writer(s) Jörgen Elofsson, John Reid
Producer(s) Steve Mac
Certification Silver (BPI)
Westlife singles chronology
"Evergreen"
(2002)
"Unbreakable"
(2002)
"Tonight/Miss You Nights"
(2003)
CD2 cover

"Unbreakable" is a song recorded by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released on 4 November 2002 as the first single from their fourth studio album and first greatest hits album, Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits Volume 1 (2002).

The song holds the record for the greatest 'leaper' in UK chart history - entering the UK Singles Chart at number 196 and then going to number one the following week.[citation needed] It became the band's eleventh UK number one.[1] The song has received a silver disc sales certification in the UK for over 200,000 copies sold.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed as the same beach as the music video "If I Let You Go" and the band members are standing on a sign that reads UNBREAKABLE. The video is begins with a young woman crying in a graveyard and then goes into a flashback, in which it shows her and her boyfriend in a Jeep out for a romantic date on the beach. Later, the woman dresses herself for appears to be either a wedding or a prom and waits for her boyfriend to arrive. The man is driving to his girlfriend's home in the Jeep as he holds a rose to give to her. But as he drives, he takes his eyes off the road as he puts the rose on the passenger's seat and crashes on his way home and is killed. At the girlfriend's home, there's a knock on the door and, believing it is her boyfriend, she rushes to answer, but finds that it's a police officer, who regretfully takes off his hat as he tells her about the accident and she falls to her knees as she breaks down in tears. The video ends with the girlfriend at her boyfriend's grave, on which she puts the rose as she cries.

Tours performed at[edit]

  • Unbreakable Tour (2003)
  • The Number Ones Tour (2005)
  • The Love Tour (2007)
  • Back Home Tour (2008)

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. Unbreakable (Single Remix) - 4:28
  2. Never Knew I Was Losing You - 4:55
  3. World of Our Own (U.S. Video) - 3:29
  4. Behind the Scenes Footage - 2:00
UK CD2
  1. Unbreakable (Single Remix) - 4:28
  2. Evergreen (Single Remix) - 3:34
  3. World of Our Own (U.S. Mix) - 3:29
  4. Fans Roll of Honour - 2:00

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002-03) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 10
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 15
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 6
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 5
Germany (German Airplay Chart) 14
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 12
Ireland (IRMA) 1
Japanese Tokio Hot 100 69
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 18
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 44
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 41
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 1
UK Radio Airplay Chart 14

Cover versions[edit]

Irish singer-songwriter Mary Byrne, a finalist on the seventh series of The X Factor, covered the song for her debut studio album Mine & Yours.

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Dilemma" by Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland
Irish IRMA number one single
9 November-15 November 2002
Succeeded by
"The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" by Las Ketchup
Preceded by
"Heaven" by DJ Sammy
UK Singles Chart number one single
10 November-16 November 2002
Succeeded by
"Dirrty" by Christina Aguilera

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