Triple Eight sought to fill the boyband void with their debut single ‘Knockout’. But were they punching above their weight?
Ballads rarely – if ever – factor into a discussion of Girls Aloud’s best songs. But ‘Whole Lotta History’ is a notable exception to the rule.
‘Best Thing’ was Adam Rickitt’s last chance to prove his pop star credentials after the underwhelming performance of his debut album.
Despite now being the flagship representatives of the S Club-brand, ‘Don’t Tell Me You’re Sorry’ found S Club 8 in a make-or-break situation.
‘Dreaming’ was the product of another re-brand for S Club 8 as they added five new members and became I Dream.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor took her love of music one step further than most by writing a whole song dedicated to it.
‘Natural’ marks an oft-overlooked transition towards adulthood for S Club 7, using an iconic classical sample as only they could.
‘Baby Come On Over’ marked a pivotal moment for Samantha Mumba as she sought to revive the fortunes of her debut album.
Lolly’s final appearance in the charts saw her attempt to resurrect an ’80s classic that was still alive and kicking.
With a new member, a new image and a new sound, ‘Lovin’ Is Easy’ was supposed to be a fresh start for Hear’Say. But the public were having none of it.
‘So Good’ was a modest description of Rachel Stevens’ latest single, which (briefly) threatened to put her firmly atop the charts.
Things were looking bleak for pop groups in the early ’00s, but D-Side arrived with ‘Speechless’ and attempted to kick-start a new wave of boybands.