Media Release: Westlife set to notch up 13th No.1

ORIGINALLY released in the 1990’s by Secret Garden featuring Brian Kennedy, the
powerful ballad has also been covered by Daniel O’Donnell (2003) and most recently
by Josh Groban, whose album ‘Closer’ went on to be a multi-million seller off the
back of it.

The track is currently outselling last week’s best seller by the Arctic Monkeys by a
margin of nearly three-to-one, and looks set to go straight to No.1, when the new official
UK chart is announced on Sunday.

Current list of most UK No.1’s

1. Elvis Presley 21

2. Beatles 17

3. Cliff Richard (inc. Shadows) 14

4. Westlife 12

5. Geri Halliwell (inc. Spice Girls) 11

6. Madonna 10

In the album charts, Robbie Williams is on course to have the biggest week one
release of the year. ‘Intensive Care’, also out on Monday, sold well over 100,000
copies yesterday, and could go on to eclipse the 464,471 sales achieved by
Coldplay’s ‘X & Y’ in its first week, earlier this year, in May 2005.

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