Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - Mariah Carey and Westlife Version

Mariah Carey and Westlife Version

"Against All Odds"
Single by Mariah Carey featuring Westlife
from the album Rainbow and Coast to Coast
Released 18 September 2000
Recorded Flyte Tyme Studios, Edina, MA & Capri Digital Studios, Capri, Italy & Rokstone Studios, London, England & Parc Studios, Orlando, FL & Olympic Studios, London, England July 1999—2000
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:25
Label BMG, Columbia
Writer(s) Phil Collins
Producer Mariah Carey, Steve Mac
Certification Silver (UK)
Westlife singles chronology
"Fool Again"
"Against All Odds"
"My Love"
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Mariah Carey later re-released "Against All Odds" as a duet with Irish boyband Westlife. This version was released as the first single from Westlife's second album Coast to Coast. The song was released in September 2000, a few months after Carey's solo version. Carey did not re-record her vocals for the duet; however, the instrumental track was reproduced with a more organic sound complete with violins.

The single was more successful than the original in the UK and Ireland where it peaked at number 1, giving Westlife their sixth consecutive number one. It also gave Carey her second number 1 single in the UK. The song has sold 375,000 copies in the total in the UK. The music video shows Carey and Westlife recording the song and exploring the island of Capri by boat. The UK version of the single includes a limited edition Enhanced CD with video, poster and Westlife-only version and CD with Westlife video interview and picture sleeves.

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