‘I Turn To You’ saw Christina Aguilera resurrect a towering behemoth of glossy mid-‘90s balladry from the ‘Space Jam’ soundtrack(!)
‘Last One Standing’ marked the arrival of the next big pop phenomenon…if you could hear it over the sound of Simon Cowell’s ego.
‘Swear It Again’ was the start of a new era for pop music and there was no stopping Westlife as they showcased a tried-and-tested formula.
‘Fool Again’ brought Westlife’s debut album campaign to a fittingly triumphant – if ever so slightly predictable – finale.
International success felt like a case of when, not if, for Five. And it came remarkably quickly with the release of ‘When The Lights Go Out’.
It was never released in the UK, but the tortuous ‘Thinking Of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)’ is up there as one *NSYNC’s very best efforts.
It took two attempts, but ‘Tearin’ Up My Heart’ (eventually) became one of *NSYNC’s earliest hits in the UK
With ‘Help! I’m A Fish (I’m A Little Yellow Fish)’, Little Trees released the most important aquatic-themed hit since ‘Under The Sea’
‘Bop Bop Baby’ broke with stool-perching tradition and showcased Westlife being as experimental as they ever were or would be again.
Mero burst onto into the charts with their debut single ‘It Must Be Love’, a very credible throwback to the days of Motown.
‘Show Me Love’ is a fascinating collaboration between two huge names in pop music who crossed paths while heading in drastically different directions.
‘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.