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"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). It was released in many parts of the world, including Australia, Asia and most notably Europe, excluding the UK and Ireland.

"I Lay My Love on You"
Westlife - I Lay My Love On You.jpeg
Single by Westlife
from the album Coast to Coast
Released5 January 2001 (Asia)
FormatCD single
RecordedJuly 2000
Cheiron Studios (Stockholm)
GenrePop
Length3:29
LabelBMG
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Per Magnusson
  • David Kreuger
Westlife international singles chronology
"What Makes a Man"
(2000)
"I Lay My Love on You"
(2001)
"Uptown Girl"
(2001)
Music video
"I Lay My Love on You" on YouTube

A Spanish version of the song, titled "En Ti Deje Mi Amor" has also been recorded[1] and can be found on their Asian-only release, Released.[2] It is the band's nineteenth most streamed song in the United Kingdom as of January 2019.[3]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

"I Lay My Love on You", along with "When You're Looking Like That", were not released in the UK. In an interview with Westlife, Mark Feehily said that the main reason behind it was because they had not had as much exposure in Asia and Australia.[4]

Music videoEdit

The music video features Westlife's activities in Asia, notably South Korea, Japan and Singapore. A part of the video was also shot in Singapore.[5] It also features the band promoting their latest studio album at the time, Coast to Coast. The video also interspersed with the band singing. The video on YouTube has reached 54 million views as of June 2019.[6]

Tours performed atEdit

Track listingEdit

CD1

  1. "I Lay My Love on You" (Single Remix) – 3:29
  2. "Dreams Come True" – 3:07

CD2

  1. "I Lay My Love on You" (Single Remix) – 3:29
  2. "Dreams Come True" – 3:07
  3. "My Love" – 3:52
  4. "Nothing Is Impossible" – 3:15

Credits and personnelEdit

Recording[8]

  • Recorded at Cheiron Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Strings recorded at Roam Studios, Stockholm, Sweden

Personnel[8]

  • Per Magnusson – songwriter, producer, arranger, keyboards, programming
  • David Kreuger – songwriter, producer, arranger, programming
  • Jörgen Elofsson – songwriter
  • Björn Norén – strings recording
  • Bernard Löhr – mixing
  • Esbjörn Öhrwall – acoustic, electric and slide guitars
  • Tomas Lindberg – bass
  • Gustave Lund – percussion
  • Anders von Hofsten – additional backing vocals
  • Björn Engelmann – mastering

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
Argentinian Singles Chart 40
Australian Singles Chart 29
Austrian Singles Chart 23
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 35
Danish Airplay Chart 7
Dutch Singles Chart 12
German Singles Chart 50
Italian Singles Chart[9] 23
New Zealand Singles Chart 24
Norwegian Singles Chart 16
Spanish Singles Chart 20
Swedish Singles Chart 10
Swiss Singles Chart 39

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2001) Rank
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 91

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Westlife - "En Ti Deje Mi Amor"". 12 July 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Westlife - Released". Discogs. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  3. ^ Copsey, Rob (12 January 2019). "Westlife's Top 20 biggest songs on the Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Westlife - I Lay My Love on You (Unbreakable '02)". 11 November 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Westlife interview: On Singapore, working with Ed Sheeran and doing a duet with BTS | CNA Lifestyle". 4 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Westlife - "I Lay My Love on You (Official Video)"". 3 October 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2018 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "I Lay My Love on You – Westlife". Discogs. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  8. ^ a b I Lay My Love on You (liner notes). Westlife. BMG. 2001. 74321826262.CS1 maint: others (link)
  9. ^ http://www.fimi.it/
  10. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 2001" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

External linksEdit