If I Let You Go

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"If I Let You Go"
One of European artworks
Single by Westlife
from the album Westlife
Released 9 August 1999
Format CD Single, cassette
Recorded Cheiron Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Teen pop
Length 3:40
Label BMG, RCA
Songwriter(s) Jörgen Elofsson, David Kreuger, Per Magnusson
Producer(s) David Kreuger, Per Magnusson
Westlife singles chronology
"Swear It Again"
"If I Let You Go"
"Flying Without Wings"
"Swear It Again"
"If I Let You Go"
"Flying Without Wings"
Music video
"If I Let You Go" on YouTube

"If I Let You Go" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released in the United Kingdom on 9 August 1999, as the second single from their self-titled debut album. It became the second of the band's fourteen UK number 1 hit singles, spending eleven weeks on charts.[1] The song has received a Silver sales certification in the UK for selling over 315,000 copies so far.[2]

The music video on YouTube has 55 million views as of June 2017.[3]

Tours performed at[edit]

Lead vocals[edit]

Lead vocals are done by Shane Filan as the lead singer, Mark Feehily, and Brian McFadden on this single.

Track listing[edit]

  • United Kingdom
  1. "If I Let You Go" (Radio Edit) - 3:40
  2. "Try Again" - 3:35
  3. "If I Let You Go" (Video) - 3:40
  1. "If I Let You Go" (Radio Edit) - 3:40
  2. "If I Let You Go" (Extended Version) - 6:09
  3. "Interview with Andi Peters" - 7:24

Release history[edit]

Country Release Date
United Kingdom 9 August 1999
Australia 26 September 1999
Southeast Asia 1 October 1999

Chart performance[edit]

Country/Chart Peak
Australian Singles Chart 13
Belgian Flanders Singles Chart 7
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[4] 8
Finnish Singles Chart 7
German Singles Chart 50
Irish Singles Chart 1
Netherlands Singles Chart 19
New Zealand Singles Chart 8
Norwegian Singles Chart 1
Scottish Singles Chart[5] 3
Spanish Singles Chart 18
Swedish Singles Chart 6
Swiss Singles Chart 25
UK Singles Chart 1
UK Radio Airplay Chart 7

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Australian Singles Chart 95
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 45
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 28

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"When You Say Nothing at All" by Ronan Keating
Irish IRMA number one single
13 August 1999 - 26 August 1999
Succeeded by
"Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega
Preceded by
"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by The Eiffel 65
Norwegian Singles Chart
Week 39 1999 to Week 42 1999 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Genie in a Bottle" by Christina Aguilera
Preceded by
"When You Say Nothing at All" by Ronan Keating
UK Singles Chart
15 August 1999 - 21 August 1999
Succeeded by
"Mi Chico Latino" by Geri Halliwell



  1. ^ "WESTLIFE | Artist". Official Charts. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Westlife | Official Top 20 | MTV UK". Mtv.co.uk. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  3. ^ westlifeVEVO (2009-10-03), Westlife - "If I Let You Go", retrieved 2017-06-15 
  4. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.ca. 1999-09-04. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  5. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-singles-chart/19990815/41/
  6. ^ "End of Year Charts 1999". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 4 December 2017. 

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