The summer of 1997 saw Spice Girls fans eagerly guzzling 6½ litres of Pepsi to obtain the exclusive promotional single ‘Step To Me’.
‘I Do (Cherish You)’ saw 98 Degrees take the topic of love and push it several steps further. All the way down the aisle, in fact.
‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ was more than just a comeback single for the Backstreet Boys. It was a cultural reset for pop music as a whole.
‘For Sure’ had big ambitions to deliver Scooch a lucrative summer smash hit. But this was a classic case of right song, wrong time.
It could have been a case of difficult second album for Five, not that it was at all evident from ‘If Ya Gettin’ Down’…
One of pop music’s nicest stars, Louise shocked everyone when she made a comeback with ‘2 Faced’ and dropped *gasp* a swear word.
As the lead single from Steps’ second album, ‘Love’s Got A Hold On My Heart’ was a risk-averse, but very welcome return for the group.
‘Pop’ was *NSYNC’s opportunity to hit back at the critics. But their bold new sound spelt the end for pop music as we knew it…
‘So Good’ was a modest description of Rachel Stevens’ latest single, which (briefly) threatened to put her firmly atop the charts.
Despite being the big balladeer of her peers, Jessica Simpson’s second single turned up the tempo and perfectly captured the essence of ’90s bubblegum pop.