|Song by Westlife|
|from the album World of Our Own|
Olympic Studios, London, and A Side Productions' Studios, Stockholm
|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.
|"Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen"|
|Single by Will Young|
|from the album From Now On|
|Released||25 February 2002|
|Songwriter(s)||Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger|
|Producer(s)||Per Magnusson, David Kreuger|
|Will Young singles chronology|
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".
"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,selling 403,027 copies on its day of release and over 1.1 million copies by the end of the week. 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. It was the biggest selling single of the 21st century in the UK until 2015, when it was overtaken by "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.
|United Kingdom (BPI)||3× Platinum||1,790,000|
"Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. North wrote the music as a theme for the little-known prison film Unchained, hence the song title. Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack. It has since become a standard and one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, most notably by the Righteous Brothers in 1965. According to the song's publishing administrator, over 1,500 recordings of "Unchained Melody" have been made by more than 670 artists, in multiple languages.
"Flying Without Wings" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife, released on 18 October 1999 as the third single from their self-titled debut studio album (1999). It is the band's fourth-best-selling single on both paid-for and combined sales in the United Kingdom as of January 2019.
This is a summary of 2002 in music in the United Kingdom.
Kjell Åke Jörgen Elofsson is a Swedish songwriter.
"That's My Goal" is the debut single by British singer Shayne Ward, the winner of the second series of The X Factor. It was released as his winner's single on 21 December 2005. Ward was the first X Factor winner to release an original song as his winner's single; all other winners released a cover version of another song, until Matt Terry's "When Christmas Comes Around" in 2016. "That's My Goal" was later included on Ward's debut studio album, Shayne Ward (2006).
"Anything Is Possible" is a song co-written by Chris Braide and Cathy Dennis for the winner of the first series of Pop Idol in the United Kingdom. Will Young won the competition and therefore released the song as his debut single, with production by Dennis and Oskar Paul. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and has been certified 3x platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. It has since become the 14th best-selling single of all time in the UK, as well as the second best-selling UK single of the 21st century.
David Kreuger is a Swedish songwriter and music producer.
Per Magnusson is a Swedish music producer and songwriter. His musical career took off in 1994 as one of the original team members of the now-legendary Cheiron Productions, meeting great international success working with Boyzone, Britney Spears, Westlife and the Backstreet Boys.
World of Our Own is the third studio album recorded by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released through RCA Records on 12 November 2001. This is their third album release under RCA and Sony Music. It was also the band's third album to be released as a five-piece. It reached number one in the United Kingdom and includes the singles "Queen of My Heart", "World of Our Own", "Bop Bop Baby", and the final single from the group's last album, "Uptown Girl". "Evergreen" was later covered by Will Young as his winner's single for the 2002 Pop Idol competition. It is their first album to have a title track.
"My Love" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released on 30 October 2000 as the second single from their second studio album, Coast to Coast (2000). The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, giving the band their seventh UK number one. The song was the 35th best-selling single of 2000 in the UK. It also won The Record of the Year in 2000. It has sold 400,000 copies in the UK.
"Anyone of Us " is the second single from English pop singer Gareth Gates' debut studio album, What My Heart Wants to Say (2002). It was written by Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, and David Kreuger and produced by Magnusson and Kreuger. The single was released on 8 July 2002, entering the UK Singles Chart at No. 1 and staying there for three weeks, going platinum for sales exceeding 600,000 copies. It was then released in mainland Europe in 2003, reaching No. 1 on the Dutch, Norwegian, and Swedish charts. The video for the single was filmed in Venice, Italy.
"I Lay My Love on You" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released as the fourth single from their second studio album, Coast to Coast (2000), in 2001 outside the United Kingdom and Ireland. A Spanish version of the song, "En Ti Deje Mi Amor", was also recorded and can be found on their South African-only release, Released. It is the band's nineteenth most streamed song in the United Kingdom as of January 2019.
"Unbreakable" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released on 4 November 2002 as the first single from their first greatest hits album, Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits Volume 1 (2002). It was composed in the traditional verse–chorus form in G major, with McFadden, Filan and Feehily's vocal ranging from the chords of D4 to C♯6.
"Tonight" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released together with "Miss You Nights" as a double A-side single on 24 March 2003 in the UK. It was the second and final single from their first compilation album Unbreakable – The Greatest Hits Volume 1 (2002). In other countries, "Tonight" was released without "Miss You Nights" as separately with an emphasis more on the "Tonight" release.
Cheiron Studios was a recording studio located in the Kungsholmen district of Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 1992 by Denniz PoP and Tom Talomaa, it was famous for being the place where popular music acts of the late 1990s/early 2000s such as Backstreet Boys, Boyzone, Robyn, NSYNC, Britney Spears, and Westlife, produced many of their greatest hits. In addition, Cheiron Studios was also a record label in affiliation with BMG for a while, and a music publishing service, although those ventures were abandoned in favor of music production.
A Side Productions is a music production company established by Per Magnusson and David Kreuger in early 2001. Located in the center of Stockholm, A Side Productions writes and produces songs for artists such as Il Divo, Leona Lewis, Shayne Ward and Paul Potts to mention a few.
"What My Heart Wants to Say" is the fourth single from English pop singer Gareth Gates' debut studio album of the same name. The song was written by Jorgen Elofsson, and produced by Steve Mac. Upon its release on 9 December 2002, the single peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart. The single was Gates' first single not to reach the top spot in the UK, after "Unchained Melody", "Anyone of Us " and "Suspicious Minds" had all peaked at number one earlier in the year. However, it was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
Pop Idol was a British television talent show that ran for two series, in 2001 and 2003. The show was produced for ITV in a reality television format and aimed to unearth a previously undiscovered singer who could become an international success. Will Young was the winner of the first series and was awarded with a £1 million music recording contract. Young became the most successful contestant with a series of top-five hits, including his debut single "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen", which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in 2002 and broke chart sales figure records. During the next seven years he recorded two further number-one singles, while two of his four albums were number-one in the UK Albums Chart. In the second series, Michelle McManus emerged victorious. Her debut single "All This Time" charted at number one in January 2003. Her second single, "The Meaning of Love", charted at a peak of number 16 and an album of the same name reached number three in the UK Albums Chart.