When Ronan Met Burt

When Ronan Met Burt
Studio album by Ronan Keating
Released 21 March 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop
Label Polydor Records
Producer Burt Bacharach and Greg Wells
Ronan Keating chronology
When Ronan Met Burt

When Ronan Met Burt is the eighth studio album by Irish singer-songwriter and Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating. It was produced and composed by Burt Bacharach. The album sold 200,000 copies in the United Kingdom.


Backed by a full orchestra, all the tracks featured are classics composed by Burt over the course of his fifty-year career and include instantly recognisable hits such as "Walk on By", "The Look of Love", "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself". All the tracks were recorded live with a full orchestra.[1] In a promotional video,[2] Keating admitted that he was intimidated by the prospect of working with Burt Bacharach, although he found the experience both exciting and energising. Keating also said that he found the songs far more complicated than they first appeared. He said: "It sounds so simple because that is the incredible ability that Burt has ... to create these songs that sound so simple ... but you try to sing them! Properly sing them! They are some of the hardest songs you'll ever sing." Bacharach is quoted on the same video, acknowledging that his music can be complicated but complimenting Keating for his dedication and professionalism. Keating promoted the album on 22 March on BBC Breakfast, 23 March on This Morning, 24 March on QVC, 26 March on Celebrity Juice, 27 March on This Morning, 28 March on Something for the Weekend, 29 March on The Alan Titchmarsh Show and 30 March on The National Lottery Results.[3]

Track listing

  1. "The Look of Love"
  2. "Walk On By"
  3. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
  4. "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)"
  5. "My Little Red Book"
  6. "What the World Needs Now"
  7. "Something Big"
  8. "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"
  9. "This House Is Empty Now"
  10. "Make It Easy on Yourself"

Release history

Region Date Format
Ireland 18 March 2011 CD, digital download
United Kingdom 21 March 2011
Australia 9 April 2011
New Zealand


Weekly charts

Chart (2011) Peak
UK Albums Chart[4] 3
Australian Albums Chart[5] 3
Irish Albums Chart[6] 5
New Zealand Albums Chart[5] 9
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 40
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 56

Year-end charts

Chart (2011) Position
Australian Albums Chart[7] 71
Australian Jazz & Blues Albums Chart[8] 1


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Gold 100,000^


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  2. "ronankeatingofficial's channel". YouTube. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  3. "Fires - The New Album Out Now". Ronan Keating. 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  4. "Official UK Albums Top 100 - 17th November 2012 | Official UK Top 40 | music charts | Official Albums Chart". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  5. 1 2 3 4 Steffen Hung. "Ronan Keating - When Ronan Met Burt". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  6. ">> IRMA << Irish Charts - Singles, Albums & Compilations >>". Irma.ie. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  7. "ARIA Top 100 Albums 2011". ARIA. Retrieved 2015-01-15.
  8. "ARIA Jazz & Blues Albums 2011". ARIA. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  9. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  10. "British album certifications – Ronan Keating – When Ronan Met Burt". British Phonographic Industry. Enter When Ronan Met Burt in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
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