There was more to Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston than power ballads, but little else would suffice when it came to a duet between them.
It seems more like a pop music urban legend, but no, that is *the* Destiny’s Child featuring on Matthew Marsden’s second single.
a1’s sun-drenched second single, ‘Summertime Of Our Lives’, is a perfect snapshot of pop music in mid-1999.
Despite his dashing good looks and teen heartthrob status, Matthew Marsden’s transformation to pop stardom was a surprisingly downbeat affair.
At first glance, ‘Crash and Burn’ is another polished ballad from Savage Garden. But there’s a really important message behind this one.
A subversive electropop banger isn’t what anyone expected from a new Darren Hayes single. But with ‘Pop!ular’, that’s precisely what we got.
‘Strange Relationship’ was a brilliantly twisted, tortured and vulnerable love song…but that didn’t necessarily make it a good single.
The ’90s/’00s teen-pop takeover continued apace as Jessica Simpson released her debut single ‘I Wanna Love You Forever’.
The shadow of Savage Garden lingers over ‘Insatiable’. But it’s far more than a perfunctory debut single for Darren Hayes.
‘Deep Deep Down’ found Hepburn channeling their pop-rock prowess into a thoroughly bleak third (and final) single.
Despite being the big balladeer of her peers, Jessica Simpson’s second single turned up the tempo and perfectly captured the essence of ’90s bubblegum pop.
‘Everytime’ set the stage nicely for a1’s debut album, showcasing some credible musicianship behind the boyband fodder façade.