WESTLIFE  (14 No 1s)


1 May 1999 Westlife Swear It Again 2 1st No 1 Irish boy band, managed by Ronan Keating of Boyzone, who went on to emulate the success of their boss's band.
21 Aug 1999 Westlife If I Let You Go 1 2nd No 1 Second single from their debut album, "Westlife".
30 Oct 1999 Westlife Flying Without Wings 1 3rd No 1 Straight in at the top for the Irish fivesome with another strong ballad.
25 Dec 1999 Westlife I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun 4 4th No 1 Their fourth release, and their fourth to go straight to the top.   Both tracks are remakes of 1970s hits.
8 Apr 2000 Westlife Fool Again 1 5th No 1 The Irish heart-throbs set a new record - first act to have first five singles enter the charts at No 1.
30 Sep 2000 Mariah Carey & Westlife Against All Odds 2 6th No 1 Unlikely collaboration between the US star and the Irish boy band, with an old Phil Collins hit (No 2, 1984).
11 Nov 2000 Westlife My Love 1 7th No 1 They clocked up more chart records: their first seven singles made No 1, and each one entered at the top.
17 Mar 2001 Westlife Uptown Girl 1 8th No 1 Fund-raising for Comic Relief, this former No 1 for Billy Joel (1983), put them back at the top after their previous hit stalled at No 2.
17 Nov 2001 Westlife Queen Of My Heart 1 9th No 1 Track from their new album "World Of Our Own". With a total of 9 chart toppers, they equalled the tally of the Spice Girls and Abba.
2 Mar 2002 Westlife A World Of Our Own 1 10th No 1 This took their tally of chart toppers into double figures, with only Cliff, the Beatles and Elvis having more.
16 Nov 2002 Westlife Unbreakable 1 11th No 1 There seemed to be no stopping them, easily overtaking Madonna's total of ten.
29 Nov 2003 Westlife Mandy 1 12th No 1 After a year they hit the top again, this time with a Barry Manilow classic from 1975.
5 Nov 2005 Westlife You Raise Me Up 1 13th No 1 After a further gap of two years, and the loss of  Bryan McFadden, they made it to No 1 again; putting them just one behind Cliff.
18 Nov 2006 Westlife The Rose 1 14th No 1 Yet another chart topper puts them equal with Cliff Richard in the most number ones list.  This track from their "Love" Album was originally a US hit for Bette Midler back in 1980.

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