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No Matter What (Boyzone song)

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Released  3 August 1998
Label  Polydor
Length  4:34
Genre  Pop, adult contemporary
Writer(s)  Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman, Nigel Wright
Producer(s)  Jim Steinman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nigel Wright, Franglen & Lupino

"No Matter What" is a song from the 1996 musical Whistle Down the Wind and popularised by Irish boyband Boyzone in 1998 when they recorded it to tie in with the show's first UK production. The recording was written and produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman, Nigel Wright with additional production by Franglen & Lupino. The song was also featured on the US edition of the soundtrack to the 1999 film Notting Hill, and was released to American radio on 10 May 1999.

The song reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart, and was the only Boyzone hit to become popular in the US. Jewels & Stone did a remix for the song for dance clubs which was popular. In the UK, the song has sold 1.15 million copies and another 3 million worldwide. The song was also performed by Meat Loaf as a B-side to his "Is Nothing Sacred" single in 1999.

Music video

The music video shows an African man leaving in a hot air balloon. The members of Boyzone are standing on the ground watching him depart. The African man eventually drops a small golden cross, in reference to the Christian themes of the play, "Whistle Down the Wind," from which the song originates.

  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "Father and Son" – 2:47
  3. "Words" – 3:55
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "Where Have You Been" – 3:08
  3. "All That I Need" (Phil Da Costa's Oxygen edit) – 3:35
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "She's the One" – 3:12
  3. "Live Interview with Boyzone" (video)
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "She's the One" – 3:12
  1. "No Matter What" (album version) – 4:35
  2. "No Matter What" (Jewels & Stone remix) – 5:45
  3. "Secrets from the 'No Matter What' video shoot" (video) – 3:12
  1. "No Matter What" – 4:34
  2. "Father And Son" – 2:47
  3. "Words" – 3:55


No Matter What (Boyzone song) Wikipedia