Can you sing along to every song on this list? Here at the top ten best Westlife songs of all time, ranked.
Westlife is undoubtedly one of the most successful Irish pop acts ever. With 11 number-one albums in the Irish charts, they have an extensive collection of songs that we can all sing along to.
So many, in fact, it is hard to whittle down the list down to ten. We have researched and compiled a list of their all-time greatest hits for you to reminisce over. So, without further ado, here are the best Westlife songs of all time, ranked.
10. What Makes a Man – “Tell me what makes a man wanna give you all his heart”
The third single on their second studio album, “What Makes a Man”, was released in December 2000 and went to number two in the charts. It would have been the Christmas number-one single, except that was the year the “Bob the Builder” song went viral and robbed everyone blind.
9. If I Let You Go – “But if I let you go, I will never know, what my life would be holding you close to me”
The second single off their debut album, “If I Let You Go,” became Westlife’s second number-one song. It spent 11 weeks in the UK single charts and remained one of the best Westlife songs.
8. Hello My Love – “Hello, my love, I’ve been searching for someone like you”
Significant changes have been made to music charts since Westlife’s founding in 1998. As their first single released in eight years, “Hello My Love” caused quite a stir among Westlife fans, making it one of their top singles.
While this only hit number 13 in the music charts, it seems important to note that this was released in 2019. Online streaming has changed the game considerably, making “Hello My Love” one of the best Westlife songs, despite never reaching number one.
7. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) – “So take a look at me now, ’cause there’s just an empty space”
Westlife’s collaboration with Mariah Carey was undoubtedly going to make this list. Mariah, who initially released her single of the same Phil Collins song earlier in 2000, re-released it in collaboration with our boys in September of that year.
The song went straight to UK number one and is one of the best Westlife songs ever.
6. Swear It Again – “I’m never gonna say goodbye, ’cause I never wanna see you cry. I swore to you my love would remain, and I swear it all over again”
The first single from their debut album, “Swear It Again”, is one of the best Westlife songs ever. It stayed at number one in the UK charts for two weeks and is the only Westlife song to have made the US charts, where it peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Top 100.
5. World of Our Own – “We got a little world of our own; I’ll tell you things that no one else knows”
The second single from their third album of the same name, “World of Our Own”, was Westlife’s tenth single to peak at number one in the UK music charts. Billboard magazine refers to it as “a definitive pop song”, and they’re not wrong.
4. I Have a Dream – “I believe in angels, something good in everything I see”
Westlife released their cover of ABBA’s iconic single in December 1999, 20 years after the original release by the Swedish group. It became their fourth number-one single and is one of the best Westlife songs ever.
3. You Raise Me Up – “You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; you raise me up, to walk on stormy seas”
“You Raise Me Up” is a song that has been covered over 125 times, and Westlife’s version is the most popular. Released in 2005, it was the first single released by the group after Brian McFadden’s departure.
2. Flying Without Wings – “When you’ve found that special thing, you’re flying without wings”
Fun fact about this tune: it’s former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s favourite single by the band! The man has taste. This was Westlife’s third UK number one, spending an impressive 13 weeks at the top of the charts.
1. Uptown Girl – “I’m gonna try for an uptown girl, she’s been living in her white-bread world”
Released in 2001 as a single for Comic Relief, “Uptown Girl” is the best-selling song of all time for Westlife. To date, it has sold over one million copies in combined physical and digital sales, and at the time, reached number one in Ireland, UK and Mexico.