‘Blink’ saw Rosie Ribbons finally exorcise the ghost of ABBA and make a credible attempt at pop stardom.
Short of cloning ABBA, the A*Teens were the next best thing as they burst into the charts with a cover of ‘Mamma Mia’.
With the release of ‘Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!’ the Vengaboys finally – and somewhat inevitably – claimed their first UK #1 single.
For their second album, the A*Teens sought success with their own material and ‘Upside Down’ was the perfet song to open phase two of the group’s career.
It would take something seismic to let Steps, B*Witched, Billie or Cleopatra onto the Brits stage to perform – and it came in the shape of ABBA.