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.
In 2005, Lisa Scott-Lee did a deal with the reality-TV devil and landed herself a show on MTV…but it came at a high price.
‘Everytime’ set the stage nicely for a1’s debut album, showcasing some credible musicianship behind the boyband fodder façade.
As debut singles go, ‘Be The First To Believe’ was an intriguing premise, with a title that sounds more like a promotional tagline for a1 than a song lyric.
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.