‘World Of Our Own’ was the perfect summation for this era of Westlife’s career as they broke free of the balladry that once defined them.
They might have been pop’s biggest rebels in the late ’90s, but even Five didn’t defy convention as they released a slushy ballad just in time for Christmas.
‘When You’re Looking Like That’ is Westlife’s best single in every respect…except for the fact that it was never credited as a single in the UK at all.
‘My Happy Ending’ helped Avril Lavigne transition through that difficult second album, showing that there was much more to her than a “sk8er boi” gimmick.
There’s nothing remotely subtle about any aspect of the single – but it was the ‘90s and subtlety was not a concept that pop acts were required to grasp.