‘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.
S Club Juniors were perhaps the ultimate experiment in turn-of-the-century contingency planning as ‘One Step Closer’ sought to safeguard the S Club brand.
Mandy Moore’s debut single ‘Candy’ was arguably the truest and most unapologetic representation of the ’90s bubblegum pop sound.
‘American Life’ launched an infamous period of Madonna’s career, and was as confronting, challenging and unintentionally amusing as a lead single could be.
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.
‘Show Me Love’ is a fascinating collaboration between two huge names in pop music who crossed paths while heading in drastically different directions.
‘World Of Our Own’ was the perfect summation for this era of Westlife’s career as they broke free of the balladry that once defined them.
Long before Robert Downey Jr. donned his Iron Man suit, Aqua released ‘Cartoon Heroes’ and brought several comic book icons to the mainstream.
‘Overprotected’ marked Britney Spears’ first true emancipation from her girl-next-door persona as she rejected many of the values she’d previously embodied.