Irish Son

Irish Son
Studio album by Brian McFadden
Released 29 November 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 42:05
Label Sony Music
Producer Guy Chambers, Paul Stacey, Richard Flack, Mark Taylor, Phil Thornalley
Brian McFadden chronology
Irish Son
Set in Stone
Singles from Irish Son
  1. "Real to Me"
    Released: 6 September 2004
  2. "Irish Son"
    Released: 22 November 2004
  3. "Almost Here"
    Released: 31 January 2005
  4. "Demons"
    Released: 23 May 2005

Irish Son is the debut solo album by Irish singer Brian McFadden. It was released on 29 November 2004. McFadden signed with Sony Music following his departure from boy band Westlife in 2004.[1] The singer mainly co-wrote the album with English songwriter Guy Chambers, who produced the album along Paul Stacey, Richard Flack, Mark Taylor, and Phil Thornalley.

The album was preceded by the lead single "Real to Me on 6 September 2004, which peaked at number one in Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Irish Son was highly successful on the charts in Denmark and Ireland. Elsewhere the album charted within the lower regions of the charts in Austria, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Irish Son"  McFadden, Guy ChambersGuy Chambers, Paul Stacey 4:20
2. "Real to Me"  McFadden, ChambersGuy Chambers, Richard Flack 3:45
3. "Demons"  McFadden, ChambersGuy Chambers, Richard Flack 3:55
4. "Lose, Lose Situation"  McFadden, ChambersGuy Chambers, Paul Stacey 3:25
5. "He's No Hero"  McFadden, Paul Barry, Mark TaylorMark Taylor 3:50
6. "Sorry, Love Daddy"  McFadden, ChambersGuy Chambers 3:54
7. "Pull Myself Away"  McFadden, ChambersGuy Chambers, Richard Flack 3:24
8. "Be True to Your Woman"  McFadden, ChambersGuy Chambers, Richard Flack 3:46
9. "Walking Disaster"  McFadden, Phil ThornalleyPhil Thornalley 3:21
10. "Walking Into Walls"  McFadden, Paul BarryMark Taylor 3:45
11. "Almost Here" (featuring Delta Goodrem)McFadden, Paul Barry, Mark TaylorMark Taylor 3:46


Chart (2004–05) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[2] 54
Austrian Albums Chart[3] 57
Danish Albums Chart[3] 5
Dutch Albums Chart[3] 60
Finnish Albums Chart[3] 33
German Albums Chart[3] 56
Irish Albums Chart[3] 6
New Zealand Albums Chart[3] 29
Swedish Albums Chart[3] 31
Swiss Albums Chart[3] 38
UK Albums Chart[3] 24


  1. Cameron Adams (27 March 2008) Brian McFadden discovered real life after Westlife Herald Sun. (Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 25 September 2010.
  2. Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 "Brian McFadden - Irish Son -". Swiss Music Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2012.

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