‘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.
‘After The Love Has Gone’ saw Steps draw on one of their biggest hits and give it a very Oriental twist.
The release of ‘One For Sorrow (Tony Moran US Remix)’ in 2001 saw the Steps story come full-circle as the track once again peaked at #2.
‘(You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop Remix!)’ saw Britney Spears release a re-imagined track from her debut album with spectacular results.
‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ was more than just a comeback single for the Backstreet Boys. It was a cultural reset for pop music as a whole.
As the lead single from Steps’ second album, ‘Love’s Got A Hold On My Heart’ was a risk-averse, but very welcome return for the group.
‘Pop’ was *NSYNC’s opportunity to hit back at the critics. But their bold new sound spelt the end for pop music as we knew it…
‘You’ll Be Sorry’ saw Steps hit back with a massive ‘f**k you’ (and a brilliant B-side) after years on the receiving end of heartbreak.