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Westlife : My Love
Could it be another Number One? Take a wild guess.
Yet here stand (or, more often, sit. On stools) Westlife, on course for their millionth Number One in a row. The annoying thing, of course, is that 'My Love' is actually really good - in the sense that all Westlife's singles (except probably 'Flying Without Wings') have been quite good (ie if you accept it's a ballad and unlikely to sound like Slipknot) - and sees the boys careering headfirst into 'My Heart Will Go On'-style pipes and croonin', with a subtle plug for new album 'Coast To Coast' (see if you can find it in the lyric "... coast to coast...") and a big key change at the end.
As with most Westlife songs, there's a bit where they can get off their butts and stand up (this is the dramatic bit)... Basically, it's a Westlife ballad and it's very good. There is so little else to say.
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