‘Larger Than Life’ is perhaps the most fitting representation of a group – and a brand of pop music – that had reached its apex.
‘Stomp’ earned Steps a long overdue second #1 single, even if it wasn’t necessarily a song that showcased them at their very best.
‘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.
The arrival of Britney Spears saw Ellie Campbell’s second single, ‘So Many Ways’ suddenly take her in an entirely new direction.
It might have been a little late to the party, but ‘Summer Of Love’ still managed to put a uniquely Steps-twist on the Latin-pop craze.
‘The One’ was never actually planned to be a single. That is, until Nick Carter made a call that changed the Backstreet Boys’ destiny.
‘Here and Now’ was very much the silver lining to an ominous cloud that was starting to gather over Steps.
‘Sweet Lies’ is the epitome of a pleasant pop song that didn’t ever sound like it would trouble the charts.
It might have been included on a greatest hits album, but ‘Do Somethin’ was a decisive statement of what was to come from Britney Spears.
‘The Call’ found our ever-dependable Backstreet Boys entangled in an intense concoction of lust, betrayal and revenge.
‘Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)’ became the Backstreet Boys’ biggest hit so far. Thanks, in no small part, due to *that* music video.
From the opening beats of ‘I’m A Slave 4 U’, it became evident that Britney Spears’ career was about to change forever.