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.
With ‘I’m Alive’, Celine Dion deftly swapped icebergs for a plucky literary rodent and delivered yet another iconic movie soundtrack song.
‘Irresistible’ was Jessica Simpson’s opportunity to show the world how much she’d grown up for her second album. And in 2001 that meant only one thing: sex
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.