No Matter What (Boyzone song)

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"No Matter What"
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Single by Boyzone
from the album Songs from Whistle Down the Wind and Where We Belong
Released 3 August 1998
Genre Pop, adult contemporary
Length 4:34
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman, Nigel Wright
Producer(s) Jim Steinman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nigel Wright, Franglen & Lupino
Boyzone singles chronology
"All That I Need"
(1998)
"No Matter What"
(1998)
"I Love The Way You Love Me"
(1998)

"No Matter What" is a song from the 1996 musical Whistle Down the Wind and popularised by Irish boyband Boyzone in 1998 when they recorded it to tie in with the show's first UK production. The recording was written and produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman, Nigel Wright with additional production by Franglen & Lupino. The song was also featured on the US edition of the soundtrack to the 1999 film Notting Hill, and was released to American radio on 10 May 1999.[1]

The song reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart, and was the only Boyzone hit to become popular in the US. Jewels & Stone did a remix for the song for dance clubs which was popular. In the UK, the song has sold 1.13 million copies and another 3 million worldwide.[2] The song was also performed by Meat Loaf as a B-side to his "Is Nothing Sacred" single in 1999.

Music video[edit]

The music video shows an African man leaving in a hot air balloon. The members of Boyzone are standing on the ground watching him depart. The African man eventually drops a small golden cross, in reference to the Christian themes of the play, "Whistle Down the Wind," from which the song originates.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "Father and Son" – 2:47
  3. "Words" – 3:55
  • CD single
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "Where Have You Been" – 3:08
  3. "All That I Need" (Phil Da Costa's Oxygen edit) – 3:35
  • CD single
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "She's the One" – 3:12
  3. "Live Interview with Boyzone" (video)
  • CD single
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "She's the One" – 3:12
  • US promotional CD single
  1. "No Matter What" (album version) – 4:35
  2. "No Matter What" (Jewels & Stone remix) – 5:45
  3. "Secrets from the 'No Matter What' video shoot" (video) – 3:12
  • Japanese CD single[3]
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "Father And Son" – 2:47
  3. "Words" – 3:55

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" by Pras Michael feat. Mýa and Ol' Dirty Bastard
Irish IRMA number-one single
8 August 1998 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Millennium" by Robbie Williams
Preceded by
"Life" by Des'ree
Dutch Singles Chart
3 October 1998 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom" by Vengaboys
Preceded by
"Are You That Somebody?" by Aaliyah
New Zealand Singles Chart
18 October 1998 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Rollercoaster" by B*Witched
Preceded by
"All About The Money" by Meja
Danish Singles Chart
18 September 1998 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Only When I Lose Myself" by Depeche Mode
Preceded by
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
Norwegian Singles Chart
Week 37, 1998 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Unforgivable Sinner" by Lene Marlin
Preceded by
"Viva Forever" by Spice Girls
Scottish Singles Chart
9 August 1998 – 13 September 1998 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Millennium" by Robbie Williams
Preceded by
"Viva Forever" by Spice Girls
UK Singles Chart number-one single
9 August 1998 – 30 August 1998 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" by Manic Street Preachers

References[edit]

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