With sponsorship deals galore, plus a movie and video game in the pipeline, there was no stopping the Spice Girls as they claimed a second Christmas #1
S Club 7 – Two In A Million
S Club 7 put themselves in contention for the Christmas #1 with ‘Two In A Million’, which was accompanied – of course – by a TV special.
Britney Spears – Stronger
‘Stronger’ was always a powerhouse pop song for Britney Spears. But now, it’s a triumphant anthem of survival.
Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston – When You Believe
There was more to Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston than power ballads, but little else would suffice when it came to a duet between them.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder On The Dancefloor
Sophie Ellis-Bextor was already proving herself to be a great pop singer, but ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ is where she became a star.
Louise – Beautiful Inside
Aided by a Wu-Tang Clan sample, Louise had something important to say with the socially conscious ‘Beautiful Inside’.
Melanie C – Northern Star
In stark contrast to Melanie C’s debut single, ‘Northern Star’ – the title track of her album – was a beautiful, introspective ballad.
Geri Halliwell – Ride It
Geri Halliwell’s comeback was three years in the making, but was there still room in the charts for a song like ‘Ride It’?
Sugababes – About A Girl
A collaboration between Sugababes and RedOne was bound to get people talking. But it soon made headlines for a different reason altogether.
Steps – Heartbeat
With Christmas fast approaching, ’90s pop music tradition dictated that it was finally time for Steps to release a ballad.
Liberty X – Song 4 Lovers
‘Song 4 Lovers’ was an unlikely hit, but if anyone could snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, it was Liberty X.
Billie – Girlfriend
‘Girlfriend’ earned Billie her second #1 single, though that was little surprise when it stuck so closely to the formula of her debut.