Turn It On

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Turn it On
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Studio album by Ronan Keating
Released 17 November 2003
Recorded 2002-2003 (Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre Pop, rock
Length 54:04
Label Polydor
Producer Mark Taylor, David Frank, Steve Robson, The Matrix, Alan Branch, Rob Davis, Gregg Alexander
Ronan Keating chronology
Destination
(2002)Destination2002
Turn it On
(2003)
10 Years of Hits
(2004)10 Years of Hits2004
Singles from Turn it On
  1. "Lost for Words"
    Released: 10 November 2003
  2. "She Believes (In Me)"
    Released: 9 February 2004
  3. "Last Thing on My Mind"
    Released: 7 June 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Entertainment.ie2/5 stars[1]
Soul Shine Magazine(3/5)[2]

Turn It On is the third studio album released by Boyzone frontman and Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Keating. The album was released on 17 November 2003, a week after the release of the lead single, "Lost for Words". The album became the worst performing album of Keating's career to date, only peaking at #21 on the UK Albums Chart. The album spawned two further singles: a cover of Kenny Rogers' "She Believes (In Me)" and a duet with American country superstar, LeAnn Rimes, "Last Thing on My Mind", which both became top ten hits in the United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

Following the success of Destination, and the four top ten singles which were released from it, Keating quickly returned to the studio in an attempt to record a follow-up which would replicate the success of Destination. Hooking up with producer Mark Taylor, who had at the time given chart-topping success to Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias, Keating also collaborated with long-time collaborators Steve Robson and Steve Mac, as well as writing two songs with former co-writer Gregg Alexander. He also hooked up with American country superstar LeAnn Rimes, who at the time was also signed to his record label, Polydor, to record the duet "Last Thing on My Mind". He also recorded an updated version of "This is Your Song", one of four main recordings of the track, which have featured on Keating's releases across the years. The British version of the album contains three additional tracks, including the hidden track "Getting Started", while the Latin American version of the album features the duet "The Flight", featuring Latin superstar Zucchero, and an updated version of "When You Say Nothing at All", featuring Spanish singer-songwriter Paulina Rubio, which was later released in the United Kingdom as the B-side to the single "Father & Son". Certain copies of the album omit the hidden track "Getting Started", and only include the two international bonus tracks, "I Wouldn't Change a Thing" and "Give You What You Want". Copies can be found with both a blue interior or an orange interior; these are reflected by release territory.

Singles[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Standard version
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Turn It on Again"Ronan Keating, Malcolm Pardon, Fredrik Rinman, Ricky RossMark Taylor3:18
2."Lost for Words"Keating, David Frank, Wayne HectorFrank, Ash Howes (add.)3:48
3."She Gets Me Inside"Keating, RossTaylor3:19
4."First Time"Keating, Paul Barry, TaylorTaylor4:13
5."Last Thing on My Mind" (featuring LeAnn Rimes)Keating, Steve RobsonRobson3:57
6."Let Her Down Easy"Terence Trent D'ArbyTaylor4:33
7."Back in the Day"Keating, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, Graham EdwardsThe Matrix3:17
8."She Believes (In Me)"Steve GibbTaylor4:08
9."On My Way"Keating, Calum MacColl, James McNallyMacColl, Alan Branch4:15
10."The Best of Me"Keating, BarryTaylor3:53
11."Hold You Now"Keating, Barry, TaylorTaylor4:00
12."This is Your Song"Keating, Steve MacMacColl, Branch4:02

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[5] 25
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 45
Belgian Album Chart (Flanders)[5] 82
Danish Albums Chart[5] 49
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 89
Finnish Albums Chart[5] 38
French Albums Chart[5] 99
German Albums Chart[6] 18
Irish Albums Chart[7] 57
New Zealand Albums Chart[5] 113
Norwegian Albums Chart[5] 29
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 54
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 19
UK Albums Chart[8] 21

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Gold 100,000^

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entertainment.ie review". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Soul Shine Magazine". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2005-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Turn It On - Ronan Keating | Release Information, Reviews and Credits". AllMusic. 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Turn It on [Spanish Version]: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Ronan Keating - Destination - hitparade.ch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  6. ^ "Musicline.de - Chartverfolgung - Keating,Ronan - Destination". Media Control Charts (in German). PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  7. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Albums Chart. GfK. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  8. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Ronan Keating – 10 Turn It On". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter 10 Turn It On in the search field and then press Enter.