Queen of My Heart

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"Queen of My Heart"
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Single by Westlife
from the album World of Our Own
Released 5 November 2001
Format CD single
Recorded Rokstone Studios, London 2001
Genre Pop
Length 4:23
Label BMG
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Steve Mac
Westlife singles chronology
"When You're Looking Like That"
(2001)
"Queen of My Heart"
(2001)
"World of Our Own"
(2002)
"When You're Looking Like That"
(2001)
"Queen of My Heart"
(2001)
"World of Our Own"
(2002)
"Queen of My Heart CD2"
"Queen of My Heart CD2"

"Queen of My Heart" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released on 5 November 2001 as the first single from their third studio album, World of Our Own. It became the band's ninth UK number No. 1 single, staying at the top of the chart for one week.[1] The song was written by John McLaughlin, Wayne Hector, Steve Robson and Steve Mac and was produced by Mac.[2]

It remains one of the band's most successful singles, becoming the 23rd best-selling single of 2001 in the UK, and receiving a Silver sales certification in the UK for over 200,000 copies sold. So far, it sold over 335,000 copies in UK.[3]

Music video[edit]

The video features the members of Westlife in a castle with Shane & Kian in one room, Mark & Nicky in another room, and Brian sitting at the stairs alone. During the video, Nicky shaves his hair, giving himself a buzz cut. Towards the end of the video, many fans appear and surround the band members.[4]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Queen of My Heart" (Radio Edit) - 4:20
  2. "When You're Looking Like That" (Single Remix) - 3:53
  3. "Reason for Living" - 4:03
  4. "When You're Looking Like That" (Video) - 3:53
UK CD2
  1. "Queen of My Heart" (Radio Edit) - 4:20
  2. "When You're Looking Like That" (Single Remix) - 3:53
  3. "Interview" (Video) - 5:16
  4. "Queen of My Heart" (Video) - 4:26

Credits and personnel[edit]

Recording[2]
Personnel[2]
  • Steve Mac — songwriter, producer, arranger, mixing, piano, keyboards
  • John McLaughlin — songwriter
  • Steve Robson — songwriter
  • Wayne Hector — songwriter, additional backing vocals
  • Chris Laws — Pro Tools engineer, engineer, drums
  • Matt Howe — recording, mixing engineer
  • Daniel Pursey — assistant engineer
  • Quentin Guine — assistant engineer
  • Lee McCutcheon — Pro Tools engineer
  • Steve Pearce — bass
  • Frizzy Karlsson — guitars
  • Paul Gendler — guitars
  • Mae McKenna — additional backing vocals
  • Eddie Hession — accordion
  • Bob White — bagpipes
  • Gavin Wright — strings
  • Choir — Alice Holsgrove, Christopher Baptiste, Daniel Udy, Hannah Baptiste, Henry Verbi, Laura Taylor, Lee Raymond, Louise Raymond, Mathew Taylor, Rachael Holsgrove, Rebekah Holsgrove, Samuel Udy, Samuel Verbi, Victoria Verbi
  • Kim Chandler — conductor
  • Dave Arch — orchestral arrangement
  • Dick Beelham — mastering

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 33
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 14
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 15
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[8] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 27
Ireland (IRMA) 1
Italy (FIMI)[10] 28
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 12
Romanian Top 100[14] 24
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[15] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 37
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
Irish Singles Chart 14
UK Singles Chart 23

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Because I Got High" by Afroman
Irish IRMA number one single
10 November 2001 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Sweet Caroline" by Dustin the Turkey
Preceded by
"Because I Got High" by Afroman
Scottish Singles Chart
10 November 2001 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Have You Ever" by S Club 7
Preceded by
"Because I Got High" by Afroman
UK number-one single
10 November 2001 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"If You Come Back" by Blue

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 666. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c Queen of My Heart (liner notes). Westlife. RCA, BMG. 2001. 74321899132. 
  3. ^ "Westlife | Official Top 20 | MTV UK". Mtv.co.uk. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  4. ^ westlifeVEVO (2009-10-03), Westlife - "Queen of My Heart", retrieved 2017-08-29 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Westlife – Queen of My Heart" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Westlife – Queen of My Heart" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Westlife – Queen of My Heart". Tracklisten.
  8. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". 2001-11-24. Retrieved 2014-04-01 – via Google Books. 
  9. ^ "Musicline.de – Westlife Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Westlife – Queen of My Heart". Top Digital Download.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Westlife – Queen of My Heart" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Westlife – Queen of My Heart". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Westlife – Queen of My Heart". VG-lista.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 26, 2009. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Westlife – Queen of My Heart". Singles Top 100.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Westlife – Queen of My Heart". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Westlife: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.

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