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"Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen"
Single by Will Young
from the album From Now On
Released 25 February 2002
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop
Label BMG
Writer(s) Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger
Producer Per Magnusson, David Kreuger
Certification 3x Platinum (UK)
Will Young singles chronology
"Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen"
(2002)
"Light My Fire"
(2002)

"Evergreen" is a pop song, co-written by Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson and David Kreuger, and originally recorded by Westlife. The song appears on their album World of Our Own, and was released as a single, only in the Philippines, where it reached number 3 due to the insistent demand of their fans. The song was made famous by Pop Idol UK series 1 winner Will Young.

The song was chosen to be the first single by the winner of Pop Idol and was recorded by the final three acts of the show, Will Young, Gareth Gates and Darius Danesh.

The song was performed on Pop Idol in the final by both Young and Gates. Young went on to win the show, and released "Evergreen" as a double A-side single, along with "Anything Is Possible", which was also recorded by the final three and performed by the final two. The single went straight to the number one spot in the UK Singles Chart and stayed there for three consecutive weeks, only to be knocked off the top spot by Gates' debut single, "Unchained Melody". It became the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history, selling 403,027 copies on its day of release. It went on to sell over 1.7 million copies and in the official list of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK issued later that year, it appeared 11th. It is also the best-selling single of the 21st century in the United Kingdom so far.

The song was included on Young's debut album, From Now On.

Gates' version of the song was also released as a B-side to his single, "Unchained Melody".

On December 31st 2009 the song was named number one of UK singles chart of the 2000's decade

Contents

Single track listing

  1. "Anything Is Possible"
  2. "Evergreen"

Charts

Country Peak
position
UK 1
Ireland 2

Credits

  • Written by Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson and David Kreuger
  • Published by BMG Music Publishing / Good Ear Music / Peer Music / Warner-Chappell Music
  • Produced and arranged by Per Magnusson and David Kreuger for A Side Productions
  • Co-produced by Jörgen Elofsson
  • Stockholm Session Orchestra arranged and conducted by Ulf and Henrik Janson
  • Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, and A Side Productions' Studios, Stockholm
  • Engineered by Peter Lewis
  • Assistant engineering by Tim Roe
  • Orchestra recorded at R.O.A.M. Studios, Stockholm
  • Orchestra engineered by Fredrik Andersson
  • Mixed by Bernard Löhr at Olympic Studios, London, and Mono Studios, Stockholm
  • Keyboards by Per Magnusson
  • Programming by David Kreuger
  • Guitars by Esbjörn Öhrwall
  • Bass by Tomas Lindberg
  • Backing vocals by Anders von Hofsten, Jeanette Olsson and United Colours of Sound
  • Mastered by Richard Dowling at Transfermation

See also

Preceded by
"It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy
Top selling single of the year (UK)
2002
Succeeded by
"Where is the Love?" by Black Eyed Peas
Preceded by
"World of Our Own" by Westlife
UK number-one single
March 3, 2002
Succeeded by
"Unchained Melody" by Gareth Gates

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