Song Title: If Tomorrow Never Comes
Artist: Ronan Keating
Date of release: 6th of May 2002
Description: ” If Tomorrow Never Comes ” is by Ronan Keating ( Ronan Patrick John Keating ), the Irish recording artist, singer and musician. Ronan rose to fame in 1994 as the lead singer of Irish group Boyzone, alongside Keith Duffy, Michael Graham, Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately.
The song was originally written by Garth Brooks and Kent Blazy and released on the 21st of August 1989. Garth Brooks ( Troyal Garth Brooks ) is an American country singer and songwriter.
According to The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ), Garth is the best-selling solo Albums artist in the US with 135 million units sold domestically, more than Elvis Presley and only second only to The Beatles in total album sales overall. He is also one of the best-selling artists of all time with sales of over 160 Million records.
Co-writer Kent Blazy is an American country music songwriter. Along with Garth Brooks, Kent has written for Gary Morris, Diamond Rio, Patty Loveless and Chris Young. Kent co-wrote, along with Marv Green, ” My Best Days Are Ahead of Me ” by Danny Gokey, the American Idol season 8 finalist. The debut single by the singer peaked at number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Ronan Keating’s cover version of ” If Tomorrow Never Comes ” was released on the 6th of May 2002 by record label Polydor ( Universal Music Group ) and taken as the first single from Ronan’s second Album Destination. The album debuted at Number One on the UK Albums Chart and was certified 2x Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ). In Ireland it debuted at number 3 and charted within the top ten of 9 other countries in Europe.
The single was produced by Steve Mac, the award-winning British musician, songwriter and record producer. He has worked with many artists including Shakira, One Direction, The Wanted, Westlife, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, JLS, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, The Saturdays and James Blunt.
The accompanying music video was directed by Kevin Godley, the English musician and music video director. He is best known as the drummer of the art rock band 10cc. Kevin has directed videos for The Corrs, U2, Gabrielle, Alabama 3, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins and Sting.
The video features Ronan sitting on a bed staring at the woman sleeping and scenes of him falling onto a road in the path of a moving car.
” If Tomorrow Never Comes ” was a commercial success for Ronan. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK chart on the 18th of May 2002 and peaked at Number One. It spent 6 weeks in the top ten and a total of 20 weeks on the UK chart.
The song also made the Top 10 in Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France and Australia, it was officially declared the second highest-selling single of 2002.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 3, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 4, Denmark (Tracklisten) 1, France (SNEP) 9, Ireland (IRMA) 3, Italy (FIMI) 21, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 3, Norway (VG-lista) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 4, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 7
Official Website: Ronankeating.com
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/RonanKeating