Lighthouse

Album: The Greatest Hits (2011)
Charted: 32

Songfacts®:

  • This is the lead single from Irish pop group Westlife's second compilation album, The Greatest Hits. It is one of four new tracks on the standard edition, the others being "Beautiful World," "Wide Open" and "Last Mile Of The Way." The song was released on November 14, 2011.
  • The song was written by Gary Barlow of the rival vocal pop group, Take That, and American Producer John Shanks, who helmed Westlife's 2010 album, Gravity. Group member Nicky Byrne said the group was excited to have worked with the two songsmiths. "They wrote 'Patience' for Take That so we're confident we have a great team behind our new song", he said. "Some people might think Gary would be seen as the competition but we don't at all. It's kind of cool he's written for us."

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