World of Our Own (song)

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"World of Our Own"
Westlife-World of Our Own Single.jpeg
Single by Westlife
from the album World of Our Own
Released 18 February 2002
Format CD single
Recorded Rokstone Studios, London
2001
Genre Pop
Length 3:30
Label Sony BMG
Songwriter(s) Steve Mac, Wayne Hector
Producer(s) Steve Mac
Westlife singles chronology
"Queen of My Heart"
(2001)
"World of Our Own"
(2002)
"Bop Bop Baby"
(2002)
"Queen of My Heart"
(2001)
"World of Our Own"
(2002)
"Bop Bop Baby"
(2002)

"World of Our Own" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife and it was released on 18 February 2002 as the second single from their third studio album of the same name (2001). The song peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming their 10th number one single - making them a part of a small group of artists in British chart history to achieve this feat. The song's popularity peaked when it was featured in the children's feature film, You Wish!.

"World of Our Own" was the 40th best selling single of 2002 in the UK, and received a Silver sales certification in the UK for over 200,000 copies sold.[1]

Music video[edit]

The video of this song is directed by Cameron Casey and it's Rat Pack styled. The band members are dressed up as gangsters and they enter in an American Jeep. Until the first chorus, the band members sing beneath a bridge. Then, they go to the balcony of a futurisitc building then on a deserted bridge. As they sing, the darkness lifts and the sun shines making everybody (the people) happy. The song ends with the scene shifting from the top of the roof of yet another futuristic building to back under the bridge from where the song initiated.[2]

There is a video for the U.S. version as well, which is a bit mature from the band's earlier innocent-type videos and it's directed by Antti Jokinen. The video features the band singing in an abandoned building with broken walls and surrounded by shrubbery. The video occasionally cuts to various couples kissing and necking each other while the band continue to sing in the building equipped with mics and seating on sofas. The video also shows the boys having fun at a party lit by candles, drinking beer and flirting with girls. The video ends in the same fashion it begins: by zooming out of the building.[3]

Another video features the group members recording the song in a studio.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "World of Our Own" (Single Remix) - 3:28
  2. "Crying Girl" - 3:39
  3. "Angel" (Single Remix) - 4:22
  4. "World of Our Own" (Video) - 3:28
UK CD2
  1. "World of Our Own" (Single Remix) - 3:28
  2. "I Promise You That" - 3:35
  3. "Angel" (Video) - 4:22
UK VHS Video Single
  1. "World of Our Own" (Video) - 3:28
  2. "Angel" (Video) - 4:22
  3. "Behind the Scenes Footage"
  4. "Band Messages"
Japanese E.P.
  1. "World of Our Own" (Single Remix) - 3:28
  2. "Queen of My Heart" (Radio Edit) - 4:20
  3. "Crying Girl" - 3:39
  4. "I Promise You That" - 3:35
  5. "Uptown Girl" (Radio Edit) - 3:06
  6. "My Love" (Radio Edit) - 3:52
  7. "Against All Odds" (featuring Mariah Carey) - 3:21
  8. "En Ti Deje Mi Amor" (Single Remix) - 3:29
  9. "Con Lo Bien Que Te Ves" (Single Remix) - 3:52
  10. "World of Our Own" (U.S. Remix) - 3:29

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Steve Mac – songwriter, producer, arranger, mixing, piano, keyboards
  • Wayne Hector – songwriter, additional backing vocals
  • Chris Laws – engineer, drums
  • Matt Howe – engineer
  • Daniel Pursey – assistant engineer
  • Quentin Guine – assistant engineer
  • Philipe Rose – assistant engineer
  • Lorraine Francis – assistant engineer
  • Dave Arch – hammond organ
  • Steve Pearce – bass
  • Fredrik 'Frizzy' Karlsson – guitars
  • Paul Gendler – guitars
  • Andy Caine – additional backing vocals
  • Tom Coyne – mastering

(Credits adapted from the CD liner notes.)[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Hero" by Enrique Iglesias
Scottish Singles Chart
24 February 2002
(one week)
Succeeded by
"Anything Is Possible"/"Evergreen" by Will Young
Preceded by
"Hero" by Enrique Iglesias
UK number-one single
24 February 2002
(one week)
Succeeded by
"Anything Is Possible"/"Evergreen" by Will Young

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
United Kingdom February 18, 2002
United States May 14, 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Westlife | Official Top 20 | MTV UK". Mtv.co.uk. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  2. ^ westlifeVEVO (2009-10-03), Westlife - "World of Our Own", retrieved 2017-08-30 
  3. ^ westlifeVEVO (2011-01-15), Westlife - "World of Our Own" (US Version), retrieved 2017-08-30 
  4. ^ World of Our Own (liner notes). Westlife. BMG. 2002. 74321826262. 
  5. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-singles-chart/20020224/41/
  6. ^ "End of Year Charts 2002". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 

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