‘Treat Her Like A Lady’ answered a question that no-one was asking: what happens when you cross Celine Dion with dancehall reggae?
As Cher’s triumphant comeback continued, she unleashed ‘All Or Nothing’, one of her most beautifully melancholic singles.
‘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.
With the muted response to their second album, ‘Around The World’ felt like a deliberate attempt to distance Aqua from themselves.
Every so often comes a song that re-defines the trajectory of a pop act. ‘Naked’ didn’t just save Louise’s career. It made her career.
‘Bop Bop Baby’ broke with stool-perching tradition and showcased Westlife being as experimental as they ever were or would be again.
‘Look At Me’ saw Geri Halliwell face her demons head-on as she launched her solo career a year after leaving the Spice Girls.
‘Take Your Shoes Off’ established Margaret Irimia as one of the most important songwriters of the early ’00s…for The Cheeky Girls, at least.
‘Oops!…I Did It Again’ launched Britney Spears’ second album. And it turned out to be one of the most meta-pop moments of all-time.
Having risen to fame as Neighbours’ Felicity “Flick” Scully, it was time for Holly Valance to graduate to the charts with a song five years in the making.