Evergreen (Westlife song)

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"Evergreen"
Song by Westlife
from the album World of Our Own
Released2001
Recorded2001
Olympic Studios, London, and A Side Productions' Studios, Stockholm
Genre Pop
Length4:07
Label BMG
Songwriter(s) Jorgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger
Producer(s) Per Magnusson, David Kreuger

"Evergreen" is a song co-written by Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson and David Kreuger, and originally recorded by Irish boy band Westlife. The song appears on their album World of Our Own . It was composed in the traditional verse–chorus form in C major, with Filan and McFadden's vocal ranging from the chords of F#3 to B4. [1]

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Credits and personnel

Will Young version

"Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen"
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Single by Will Young
from the album From Now On
Released25 February 2002 [2]
Recorded2002
Genre Pop
Length4:07
Label Sony BMG
Songwriter(s) Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger
Producer(s) Per Magnusson, David Kreuger
Will Young singles chronology
"Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen"
(2002)
"Light My Fire"
(2002)

In 2002, the song was chosen to be the winner's single for the first series of Pop Idol and was recorded by the three finalists: Will Young, Gareth Gates and Darius Danesh. During the final, the song was performed by both Young and Gates. Young went on to win the show, and released "Evergreen" as a double A-side single, along with "Anything Is Possible", which was also recorded by the final three and performed by the final two. The song was later included on Young's debut album, From Now On (2002). Gates' version of the song was also released as a B-side to his single, "Unchained Melody".

Chart performance

"Evergreen" went straight to the number one spot in the UK Singles Chart and stayed there for three consecutive weeks, before being knocked off the top spot by Gates' debut single, "Unchained Melody". It was the best-selling song of 2002 and was also the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history, [3] selling 403,027 copies on its day of release [4] and over 1.1 million copies by the end of the week. [5] [6] The song went on to sell over 1.79 million copies and in 2012 it appeared 14th in the official list of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. [7] It was the biggest selling single of the 21st century in the UK [8] until 2015, when it was overtaken by "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. [9]

Track listing

  1. "Anything Is Possible"
  2. "Evergreen"

Charts

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI) [17] 3× Platinum1,790,000 [18]

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