‘American Life’ launched an infamous period of Madonna’s career, and was as confronting, challenging and unintentionally amusing as a lead single could be.
There was a sizeable market for a song like ‘A Mind Of Its Own’, even if it wasn’t one you’d typically associate with Victoria Beckham.
‘Overprotected’ marked Britney Spears’ first true emancipation from her girl-next-door persona as she rejected many of the values she’d previously embodied.
Following her re-launch as a mainstream pop star, ‘(There’s Gotta Be) More To Life’ saw Stacie Orrico go back to her origins and achieve her biggest hit.
For their second single, S Club 7 went on an all-out offensive to firmly establish their brand identity with the brilliant ‘S Club Party’.
‘I Wanna Be With You’ deservedly earned Mandy Moore her biggest hit in America. Alas, it didn’t fare so well in the UK…
With R&B and rock ruling the charts, Stacie Orrico’s arrival with her debut single ‘Stuck’ heralded the welcome resurgence of pop music.