My Love (Westlife song)

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"My Love"
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Single by Westlife
from the album Coast to Coast
Released 31 October 2000
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded April 2000
Cheiron Studios,
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre Pop
Length 3:52
Label Sony BMG
Songwriter(s) Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger, Pelle Nylén
Producer(s) Per Magnusson, David Kreuger
Westlife singles chronology
"Against All Odds"
(2000)
"My Love"
(2000)
"What Makes a Man"
(2000)
"Against All Odds"
(2000)
"My Love"
(2000)
"What Makes a Man"
(2000)
"My Love CD2"
Music video
"My Love" on YouTube

"My Love" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released on 31 October 2000 as the second single from their second studio album, Coast to Coast. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, giving the band their seventh UK number one.

The song was the 35th best-selling single of 2000 in the UK. It also won The Record of the Year.[1] It has sold 300,000 copies in the UK.[2]

Writing[edit]

The song, My Love is written in the key of C major, and their vocals span from E4 to A5.[3]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "My Love" (Radio Edit) - 3:52
  2. "If I Let You Go" (US Remix) - 3:40
  3. "If I Let You Go" (US Remix Video) - 3:40
UK CD2
  1. "My Love" (Radio Edit) - 3:52
  2. "My Love" (Instrumental) - 3:52
  3. "My Love" (Video) - 3:52

Music video[edit]

The opening scene of the music video features the band members waiting at Shannon Airport, where Nicky Byrne informs the band members that the last flight out has just been canceled. The band members become upset by the news and Brian McFadden exclaims that he is going home. The others follow and the song begins.

The first stanza takes place inside the airport and during the chorus, the scene shifts to Catherine Street in Limerick city. Harstonge House (or Oznam house as it is also known) on Harstonge Street can clearly be seen in the video as they walk down the street. After the end of the first chorus, the scene shifts to Colbert train station in Limerick. Then again during the second chorus, the scene changes to Lahinch Beach, Co. Clare and in Kilkee, (Co. Clare) During the final chorus, the band members sing atop the Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare.

The song itself, combined with the video is portraying the band missing their native Ireland and, in particular, a love interest that was left behind.[citation needed]

As of April 2017. the video has passed the 100 million views on YouTube, becoming Westlife's first official video ever to get the Vevo Certified. It has reached 107 million views, 345 thousand likes, and 11.5 thousand dislikes on YouTube(June 23, 2017).[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Charts Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 36
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 6
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 14
Germany (Media Control AG)[8] 57
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 1
Italy (FIMI)[10] 29
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 38
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (2000) Position
UK Singles Chart 35

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Beautiful Day" by U2
Irish IRMA number one single
2 November 2000 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Can't Fight the Moonlight" by LeAnn Rimes
Preceded by
"Holler" by Spice Girls
Scottish Singles Chart
5 November 2000 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Can't Fight the Moonlight" by LeAnn Rimes
Preceded by
"Shape of My Heart" by Backstreet Boys
Swedish Singles Chart number one single
11 September 2000 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"She Bangs" by Ricky Martin
Preceded by
"Holler" by Spice Girls
UK Singles Chart number-one single
5 November 2000 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Same Old Brand New You" by a1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Westlife win Record of the Year". Daily Mail. DMG Media. 7 December 2003. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Westlife | Official Top". MTV UK. 
  3. ^ David, Kreuger,. "Westlife "My Love" Sheet Music in C Major - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  4. ^ westlifeVEVO (2009-10-03), Westlife - My Love, retrieved 2017-02-19 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Westlife – My Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Westlife – My Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Westlife – My Love" (in French). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". Media Control Charts (in German). PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 44, 2000". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Westlife – My Love". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 49, 2000" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Westlife – My Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Westlife – My Love". VG-lista. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 2000-11-05". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Westlife – My Love". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Westlife – My Love". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 2000-11-11" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 May 2011.

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