Unbreakable (Westlife song)

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"Unbreakable"
UnbreakableCD1.jpg
Single by Westlife
from the album Unbreakable - The Greatest Hits Vol. 1
B-side "Never Knew I Was Losing You"
Released 30 September 2002
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Rokstone Studios, London
2002
Genre Pop
Length 4:33
Label BMG
Songwriter(s) Jörgen Elofsson, John Reid
Producer(s) Steve Mac
Westlife singles chronology
"Evergreen"
(2002)
"Unbreakable"
(2002)
"Tonight/Miss You Nights"
(2003)

"Evergreen"
(2002)
"Unbreakable"
(2002)
"Tonight/Miss You Nights"
(2003)
CD2 cover
CD2 cover
Music video
"Unbreakable" on YouTube

"Unbreakable" is a song recorded by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released on 30 September 2002 as the first single from their first greatest hits album, Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits Volume 1 (2002).

It became the band's eleventh UK number one.[1] The song has received a silver disc sales certification in the UK for over 200,000 copies sold.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed on the same beach as the video for the song "If I Let You Go" and the band members are standing on a sign that reads UNBREAKABLE. The video begins with a young woman crying in a graveyard and then it goes into a flashback, in which it shows her and her boyfriend in a Jeep out for a romantic date on the beach. Later, the woman dresses herself for appears to be either a wedding or a prom and waits for her boyfriend to arrive. The man is driving to his girlfriend's home in the Jeep as he holds a rose to give to her. But as he drives, he takes his eyes off the road as he puts the rose on the passenger's seat and crashes on his way home and is killed. At the girlfriend's home, there's a knock on the door and, believing it is her boyfriend, she rushes to answer, but finds that it's a police officer, who regretfully takes off his hat as he tells her about the accident and she falls to her knees as she breaks down in tears. The video ends with the girlfriend at her boyfriend's grave, on which she puts the rose as she cries.

Tours performed at[edit]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. Unbreakable (Single Remix) – 4:28
  2. Never Knew I Was Losing You – 4:55
  3. World of Our Own (U.S. Video) – 3:29
  4. Behind the Scenes Footage – 2:00
UK CD2
  1. Unbreakable (Single Remix) – 4:28
  2. Evergreen (Single Remix) – 3:34
  3. World of Our Own (U.S. Mix) – 3:29
  4. Fans Roll of Honour – 2:00

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002-03) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 10
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 15
Danish Airplay Chart 45
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 6
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 5
Germany (German Airplay Chart) 14
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 12
Ireland (IRMA) 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 18
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 44
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 9
Romania[12] 12
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 1
South Korea[14] 69
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 41
Taiwan Singles Chart 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 1
UK Radio Airplay Chart 14
World Airplay Chart 7
World Singles Chart 18

Year-end charts[edit]

Charts (2004) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 76

Cover versions[edit]

Irish singer-songwriter Mary Byrne, a finalist on the seventh series of The X Factor, covered the song for her debut studio album Mine & Yours.

References[edit]