Destination (Ronan Keating album)

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Studio album by Ronan Keating
Released 20 May 2002
Recorded Fredonia International Studios, Los Angeles
Britannia Row Studios, London
Battery Studios, London
Soul II Soul, London
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
Wise Buddah Music, London
Genre Pop
Length 54:48
Label Polydor
Producer Bill Padley, Calum MacColl, Gregg Alexander, Jem Godfrey, Liam Bradley, Rick Nowels, Steve Mac
Ronan Keating chronology
Turn It On
Singles from Destination
  1. "If Tomorrow Never Comes"
    Released: 6 May 2002
  2. "I Love It When We Do"
    Released: 9 September 2002
  3. "We've Got Tonight"
    Released: 25 November 2002
  4. "The Long Goodbye"
    Released: 28 April 2003

Destination is the second studio album from Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Keating. It was released by Polydor Records on 20 May 2002. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and was certified two-times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. In Ireland, the album debuted at number three. Additionally, the album charted within the top ten of nine other European countries. In 2002, Destination was certified platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for shipments of one million copies inside Europe.[1] The album includes the singles "If Tomorrow Never Comes", "I Love It When We Do", "We've Got Tonight", and "The Long Goodbye", all of which peaked inside the top ten of the UK Singles Chart.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2] 2/5 stars[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Love It When We Do"   Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 3:53
2. "Love Won't Work (If We Don't Try)"   Alexander, Nowels Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 3:44
3. "If Tomorrow Never Comes"   Garth Brooks, Kent Blazy Steve Mac 3:35
4. "Come Be My Baby"   Alexander, Nowels Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 3:53
5. "Lovin' Each Day"   Alexander, Nowels Gregg Alexander 3:33
6. "My One Thing That's Real"   Alexander, Nowels Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 3:35
7. "Time for Love"   Alexander, Nowels Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 3:39
8. "Blown Away"   Alexander, Nowels Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 3:39
9. "As Much As I Can Give You Girl"   Alexander, Nowels Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 4:15
10. "Pickin' Me Up"   Alexander, Nowels, Ronan Keating Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 4:42
11. "Joy and Pain"   Jeremy Godfrey, Bill Padley, Keating Jem Godfrey, Bill Padley 3:49
12. "We've Got Tonight" (featuring Lulu) Bob Seger Bill Padley 3:39
13. "The Long Goodbye"   Paul Brady, Keating Liam Bradley, Calum McColl 4:43
UK Bonus Track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
14. "I Got My Heart On You"   Alexander Gregg Alexander 3:47
German Alternative Track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
12. "We've Got Tonight" (featuring Jeanette) Bob Seger Bill Padley 3:39
French Alternative Track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Je T'aime Plus Que Tout (I Love It When We Do)" (featuring Cécilia Cara) Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 3:39


  • Tracie Ackerman – backing vocals
  • Gregg Alexander – producer, project coordinator
  • Rusty Anderson – electric guitar, bazouki
  • Dave Arch – piano, string arrangements
  • Liam Bradley – percussion, drums, backing vocals, producer
  • Maire Breatnach – violin
  • Danielle Brisebois – backing vocals
  • Alex Brown – backing vocals
  • Chris Brown – engineer
  • Sue Ann Carwell – backing vocals
  • Ed Colman – engineer
  • Dave Dale – engineer
  • Corinne Day – photography
  • Graham Dominy – assistant engineer
  • Aiden Foley – assistant engineer
  • Denny Fongheiser – percussion, cymbals, tom-tom
  • Daniel Frampton – mixing
  • Angie Giles – backing vocals
  • Jem Godfrey – producer
  • Eddie Hession – accordion, accordion arranger
  • Ash Howes – mixing
  • Rob Jacobs – engineer
  • Charles Judge – piano, keyboards, engineer, digital editing, sound design, pro-tools
  • Kieran Kiely – piano, organ (hammond)
  • Greg Kurstin – keyboards
  • Tim Lambert – assistant engineer
  • Chris Laws – drums, engineer
  • Steve Lee – backing vocals
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Lulu – vocals
  • Steve Mac – arranger, keyboards, producer, mixing
  • Calum MacColl – guitar, backing vocals, producer
  • Avril MacKintosh – producer, engineer, digital editing, remixing, vocal producer, pro-tools
  • Tony Matthew – assistant engineer
  • Alastair McMillan – engineer
  • James McNally – piano, bodhran
  • Kieron Menzies – assistant engineer
  • Crystal Murden – backing vocals
  • Yoad Nevo – programming
  • Rick Nowels – acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards, backing vocals, producer, mellotron, wurlitzer
  • Bill Padley – arranger, backing vocals, multi instruments, producer, musician
  • Pino Palladino – bass, bass guitar
  • Steve Pearce – bass guitar
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Tim Pierce – electric guitar
  • Daniel Pursey – assistant engineer
  • Wayne Rodrigues – drums, keyboards, digital editing, drum programming
  • Philip Rose – assistant engineer
  • Alfie Silas – backing vocals
  • Jess Sutcliffe – engineer
  • Shari Sutcliffe – project coordinator
  • John Themis – guitar, percussion, bazouki
  • Julie Thompson – backing vocals
  • Paul Turner – bass, guitar
  • Alan Veucasovic – assistant engineer
  • Dan Vickers – assistant engineer
  • Dave Way – mixing
  • Jeremy Wheatley – mixing
  • Randy Wine – engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering, mastering engineer

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
18 by Moby
UK number one album
1 June 2002 – 7 June 2002
Succeeded by
The Eminem Show by Eminem


External links[edit]

Destination at MusicBrainz (list of releases)