Irresistible (The Corrs song)

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"Irresistible"
The-corrs-irresistible.jpg
Single by The Corrs
from the album In Blue
B-side
  • "At Your Side"(Live Acoustic),
  • "Somebody for Someone"(Live Acoustic)
Released13 November 2000
FormatCD single
Recorded2000; Dublin, Ireland & Switzerland
GenrePop rock
Length3:40
LabelWEA International
Songwriter(s)Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Andrea Corr
Caroline Corr
Jim Corr
Sharon Corr
Producer(s)Robert John "Mutt" Lange
The Corrs singles chronology
"Breathless"
(2000)
"Irresistible"
(2000)
"Give Me a Reason"
(2001)

"Irresistible" is a song by Irish pop rock group The Corrs. It was released on 13 November 2000, as the second single taken from their third studio album In Blue (2000). "Irresistible" was written by The Corrs, and co-written and produced by famed music producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange.

"Irresistible" is a pop and pop rock song, with lyrics about desiring lifelong love. It received mixed reviews from music critics; some called it a pop hit, while others deemed it weak. The song was a moderate success, reaching number eight in New Zealand, number 20 in the United Kingdom, and the top 40 in several other countries, including Australia, France and Ireland.

Background[edit]

"Irresistible" was released as the second single from "In Blue" (2000), on 13 November 2000. The 7" single included the song and a "Live Acoustic" version of "At Your Side," while the CD-Maxi included both songs and a "Live Acoustic" version of "Somebody for Someone." Similar with the lead single "Breathless", "Irresistible" was also written by The Corrs (Andrea, Caroline, Sharon and Jim) and Robert "Mutt" Lange, who also produced the song.[1]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The song received mixed reviews from music critics. David Beamish of DVDactive called the song, "An obvious candidate for a single as with the rest of the album."[2] Jake C. Taylor of Sputnikmusic named it a "poppy hit."[3] Jane Stevenson of Jam! considered "Irresistible," "one of the album's weaker songs."[4] Chris Charles of BBC News wrote the song "looks like the Ivor Novello's on hold for another year, then."[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

Although "Irresistible" did not match the success of the previous single "Breathless", it did manage to peak inside the top twenty in some countries. In the UK, the song reached number 20 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming their seventh top 20 single there.[6] On the Irish Singles Chart, the song debuted and peaked at number 30. In France, the song managed to reach the top 40, peaking at number 39, on 17 February 2001.

In New Zealand, the song managed to peak inside the top 10. It debuted at number 44 on the RIANZ chart on 14 November 2000, but fell off the charts the following week. It re-entered at number 51, on 10 December 2000, and peaked at number 8 on 28 January 2001. In Australia, the song debuted at number 39 on the ARIA Singles Chart, on 11 November 2000. On 17 December 2000, the song jumped to number 28, becoming its peak position. It left the charts at number 50, on 14 January 2001. However, the song re-entered at number 27, on 28 January 2001, becoming its peak position.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Irresistible" (album version)
  2. "At Your Side" (live acoustic)
  3. "Somebody for Someone" (non-album track)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2001) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 27
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 6
Denmark (Tracklisten)[10] 68
France (SNEP)[11] 39
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 68
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 30
Italy (FIMI)[14] 38
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[15] 79
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 37
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 47
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ In Blue (inlay cover). The Corrs. Atlantic Records 143 Records. 2000. p. iTunes Digital Booklet.
  2. ^ Beamish, Dave (26 August 2002). "Review: Corrs, The - In Blue (HK - DVD)". DVDactive. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  3. ^ Taylor, Jake C. (13 October 2008). "The Corrs - In Blue (album review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  4. ^ Stevenson, Jane (23 July 2000). "Album Review: The Corrs - IN BLUE". Jam!. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  5. ^ Charles, Chris (16 July 2000). "CD Review: The Corrs". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Corrs | Artist | Official Charts". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Corrs – Irresistible". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Corrs – Irresistible" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Corrs – Irresistible" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  10. ^ Denmark Singles Charts - The Corrs - Irresistible
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Corrs – Irresistible" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Corrs – Irresistible". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  13. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Irresistible". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – The Corrs – Irresistible". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Corrs – Irresistible" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – The Corrs – Irresistible". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Corrs – Irresistible". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Corrs – Irresistible". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 May 2018.

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