‘Maybe’ is one of the most absurdly brilliant tracks Emma Bunton ever recorded. Well, it was inspired by ’70s German porn after all.
‘I Want You Back’ was a watershed moment for the Spice Girls as Melanie B became the first to break rank and release a solo single.
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.
‘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.
While not strictly the lead single, ‘Scream If You Wanna Go Faster’ felt a proper introduction to Geri Halliwell’s second album.
‘My Oh My’ was another brilliantly absurd effort from Aqua. But for the first time, it didn’t feel as if all the ideas quite came together.
‘Strange Relationship’ was a brilliantly twisted, tortured and vulnerable love song…but that didn’t necessarily make it a good single.
‘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.
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 might have been included on a greatest hits album, but ‘Do Somethin’ was a decisive statement of what was to come from Britney Spears.
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.
‘All Out Of Love’ saw H & Claire come full-circle as they released one of the best songs that Steps never recorded.