‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ was a brilliant comeback for Kelly Clarkson, even if the record label politics behind it remain questionable.
‘Obvious’ mastered the Westlife formula but found itself overshadowed when Brian McFadden quit the group weeks after the single was released.
‘Since U Been Gone’ wasn’t just a seminal moment in Kelly Clarkson’s career; it also marked the mid-’00s resurgence of Max Martin.
‘Miss Independent’ was a perfect (re)introduction to Kelly Clarkson, even if she wasn’t the first – or second – choice to record it.
After failing to make it past the live heats of ‘Pop Idol’, Simon Fuller stepped in to ensure Sarah Whatmore got her shot at stardom.
‘Breakaway’ was only ever intended to be a stopgap single for Kelly Clarkson, but it quickly became one of her biggest hits.
‘Let’s Dance’ is a fascinating snapshot of a group at the height of their success while simultaneously verging on the point of implosion.
We didn’t know it at the time, but ‘Do You Know (What It Takes)’ was a landmark moment for pop music in the ’90s and far beyond.
‘I Turn To You’ saw Christina Aguilera resurrect a towering behemoth of glossy mid-‘90s balladry from the ‘Space Jam’ soundtrack(!)
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.
‘Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)’ is – for better or for worse – the perfect summation of Christina Aguilera as a pop artist.
With ‘Help! I’m A Fish (I’m A Little Yellow Fish)’, Little Trees released the most important aquatic-themed hit since ‘Under The Sea’