a1’s sun-drenched second single, ‘Summertime Of Our Lives’, is a perfect snapshot of pop music in mid-1999.
a1’s second album was optimistically titled ‘The A List’ and what better way to put them there than covering ‘Take On Me’ as the lead single?
‘No More’ provides a weirdly unnecessary glimpse at what would have happened if a1 were marketed with the image of a major US boyband.
‘Everytime’ set the stage nicely for a1’s debut album, showcasing some credible musicianship behind the boyband fodder façade.
If ever there was a glimmer of hope that a1 could pull off a reinvention as an adult contemporary act, then ‘Caught In The Middle’ was it.