Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cover Boys • Ronan Keating

Ronan Keating
Ronan Keating

As Cover Boys go, Ronan Keating is pretty damn easy on the eyes, and a lovely listen as well. The Irishman came to the forefront as a member of Boyzone, the boyband that also included the late Stephen Gately. Boyzone started making hits in 1994, and by 2000, he made his debut as a solo artist. But in 1997, Boyzone recorded Tracy Chapman's Baby Can I Hold You in the UK to much success. In fact, they brought the song to #2 on the UK Pop chart. Then, in 2006, he rerecorded it for a personal Greatest Hits album.

In 2002, Ronan released a version of Bob Seger's 1978 hit, We've Got Tonight, with the amazing Lulu. Their duet was quite nice, and made it to #4 on the UK Pop charts.

When You've Said Nothing At All was originally written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, and released in 1988 by Keith Whitley, where it topped the Country charts for two consecutive weeks. And while others have covered it, Ronan recorded it to be on his first album, as well as part of the soundtrack for Notting Hill.

For more about Ronan Keating, you can visit his official website here, and find him on Facebook here, and on Twitter here.


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