What My Heart Wants to Say
Studio album by Gareth Gates
26 October 2002
19, S, RCA, BMG
Mike Peden, Steve Mac, Jewels & Stone, David Kreuger, Per Magnusson, Cathy Dennis, Oskar Paul, Rob Davis, Simon Franglen
Gareth Gates chronology
Singles from What My Heart Wants to Say
" Unchained Melody"
Released: 18 March 2002
" Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)"
Released: 8 July 2002
" Suspicious Minds"
Released: 23 September 2002
" What My Heart Wants to Say"
Released: 9 December 2002
is the debut album from the runner-up of the first series of What My Heart Wants to Say , Pop Idol Gareth Gates. The album was released on 26 October 2002, almost a year after his success on the show. The album was produced by a team of well-known producers, including Steve Mac, Jewels & Stone, Mike Peden and Cathy Dennis. The album features a range of Gates' own material, as well as covers of some of his favourite songs.
Four singles were released from the album: "
Unchained Melody", " Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)", " Suspicious Minds", and the title track, " What My Heart Wants to Say". In the UK, the album went on to achieve double platinum success, selling over 600,000 copies, and peaking at #2 on the UK Albums Chart.
Background [ edit ]
Gates secured a record deal from
Simon Cowell to his label, Sony BMG, after he became the runner-up to Will Young on the first series of talent competition in February 2002. Gates audition, a version of the popular Pop Idol Westlife track " Flying Without Wings", secured him entry into the show. Gates' first single, a cover of " Unchained Melody", entered the UK Singles Chart at number one. The single went double-platinum, and was voted 2002's The Record of the Year by viewers of ITV.
The track was followed by another number-one single, "
Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)". His third single, a double A-side " Suspicious Minds" and " The Long and Winding Road", a duet with Young, also reached number one. His fourth single, the album's title track, " What My Heart Wants to Say", reached number five. The album achieved first week sales of over 100,000 copies, peaking at number two on the UK Albums Chart, and eventually earning double platinum status.
Track listing [ edit ]
Alex North, Hy Zaret Mac
Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)"
Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger Magnusson, Krueger
Mike Peden, Gareth Gates, Ed Johnson, Henry Johnson, Graham Kearns Peden
Suspicious Minds" Zambon James
Tom Danvers Jewels & Stone
What My Heart Wants to Say" Mac, Elofsson
Wayne Hector, Chris Laws Mac
"Too Serious, Too Soon"
Elofsson, Magnusson, Kreuger
"It Ain't Obvious"
Lucie Silvas, Cheryl Parker Peden
"With You All The Time"
"(I've Got No) Self Control"
Rob Davis, Jewels & Stone Rob Davis, Jewels & Stone
"Tell Me One More Time"
Cathy Dennis, Oskar Paul, Andrew Fromm
Tony Nichols, Andrew Todd, James Gradydon
Jewels & Stone
"One and Ever Love"
Simon Franglen, Angela Lupino Franglen
"Walk On By"
"That's When You Know"
Peter Gordeno, Howard New, Peden Peden
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
UK Albums Chart (OCC)
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]