What was Irish boy band Boyzone's first UK number-one single?
Boyzone were an Irish boy band, created in 1993 by talent manager Louis Walsh. Their most successful line-up was composed of Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, and Shane Lynch. As of 2018, Boyzone have released seven studio albums and nine compilation albums.
"Words" is a song by the Bee Gees, written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The song reached No. 1 in Germany, Canada, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The song was the Bee Gees third UK top 10 hit, reaching number 8.
Boyzone covered "Words" and released is as the lead single from their second studio album, "A Different Beat" (1996). The single was their seventh single overall, becoming their first number-one hit in the UK and earning a platinum certification from the British Phonographic Industry.