As the final single from Atomic Kitten’s second album, ‘Love Doesn’t Have To Hurt’ had an important link to the group’s legacy.
Having blossomed as one of the Spice Girls’ best singers, the time came from Emma Bunton to launch her solo career proper
‘Fool Again’ brought Westlife’s debut album campaign to a fittingly triumphant – if ever so slightly predictable – finale.
‘Sweet Lies’ is the epitome of a pleasant pop song that didn’t ever sound like it would trouble the charts.
The shadow of Savage Garden lingers over ‘Insatiable’. But it’s far more than a perfunctory debut single for Darren Hayes.
‘Scandalous’ is everything that the lead single from a second album should be and represents Mis-Teeq at their zenith.
Ballads rarely – if ever – factor into a discussion of Girls Aloud’s best songs. But ‘Whole Lotta History’ is a notable exception to the rule.
‘Love Revolution’ was further evidence that if any pop act could successfully revive the sound and spirit of the ’80s, then it was Phixx.
International success felt like a case of when, not if, for Five. And it came remarkably quickly with the release of ‘When The Lights Go Out’.
‘Red Blooded Woman’ was an exercise in damage-limitation for Kylie. But it’s still a top track that sounds like little else in her oeuvre.
‘Moodswings (To Come At Me Like That)’ was perhaps the best fit yet for Charlotte Church’s transition to mainstream pop star.
It might have been included on a greatest hits album, but ‘Do Somethin’ was a decisive statement of what was to come from Britney Spears.