Friday, February 3, 2012

Seasons In The Sun │ Westlife

Westlife is the most successful boy band ever to originate from Ireland.  With sales in excess of 44 million, 14 UK number ones and 25 top ten singles, Westlife has had more number ones, greater chart success, and more sales than any other boy band in the history of pop music.  It is no wonder though as they are a high-class act.  In this edition of Angel Watchers, we feature Westlife singing "Seasons In The Sun (Le Moribond)".  The history of this song is quite interesting.  It was originally composed by Belgian singer Jacques Brel, with English lyrics by American singer-poet Rod McKuen.  In 1974, Canadian singer Terry Jacks did an atrocious cover version of this song, that really did not do justice to it.  A previous version by American singer Tommy Sands was superb, but it never made the top charts, and it's extremely hard to find, as it was only released as a single.  Then along comes the magnificent Westlife with their excellent version of "Seasons In The Sun".  It is by far the best of them all.  During Christmas of 1999, it became a number one hit for Westlife.  "Seasons In The Sun" is about a man who is giving a dying farewell to the people that he knew and loved the most.  It is so strong emotionally that one finds it hard not to cry while listening to it.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be,

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