Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Boyzone 'Coming Home Now'

Chart Peak: 4


I know I said that Cast's chart career had got off to a good start, and relatively speaking it had. But that's as nothing to the rush of hits Boyzone had: indeed, 'Coming Home Now' was in fact the lowest-charting single of their original career, shockingly failing to reach the Top 3.

I'd remembered this as a pretty lame finale to the album, but what I'd forgotten was that it originated on the first Boyzone album, before they'd developed the style we know them for and thus seems to be trying to combine their usual balladry with attempts at swingbeat. Even mid-90s swing by people who were actually devoted to that sort of music hasn't aged very well on the whole, and this sounds like PJ & Duncan on an exceptionally bad day. The only consolation for the listener is that Ronan Keating is probably enjoying it even less than we are.

Also appearing on: Now 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 71
Available on: Back Again...No Matter What - The Greatest Hits

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