‘Obvious’ mastered the Westlife formula but found itself overshadowed when Brian McFadden quit the group weeks after the single was released.
Coming off the back of a greatest hits collection and amid rumours of an impending split, Steps wouldn’t leave us with a ballad…would they?
‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ siphoned the essence of *NSYNC’s ‘No Strings Attached album’ down into an immense three-and-a-half-minute pop package.
‘Here and Now’ was very much the silver lining to an ominous cloud that was starting to gather over Steps.
She was synonymous with some of the biggest power ballads of the ’90s. However, Celine Dion’s final single of the decade was anything but…
‘Life Goes On’ may have been one of the most pleasant coming-of-age anthems, but it wound up becoming one of the most controversial.
They might have been pop’s biggest rebels in the late ’90s, but even Five didn’t defy convention as they released a slushy ballad just in time for Christmas.
‘When You’re Looking Like That’ is Westlife’s best single in every respect…except for the fact that it was never credited as a single in the UK at all.
‘I’m Alive’ was another epic movie soundtrack song from Celine Dion, deftly swapping icebergs for the antics of a plucky literary rodent.
D-Side aim for a striking pop metaphor on their second single ‘Invisible’…but it ends up sounding more like grounds for a restraining order
‘I Want It That Way’ was the culmination of the years that the Backstreet Boys had spent quietly growing their profile as the world’s biggest boyband
Driven by events behind the scenes, ‘Bye Bye Bye’ defiantly positioned *NSYNC as survivors and relaunched them as an A-list pop act.