With Christmas fast approaching, ’90s pop music tradition dictated that it was finally time for Steps to release a ballad.
Spice Girls – Wannabe
In just under three minutes, the Spice Girls changed the face of pop music forever with their debut single.
Angel City – Do You Know (I Go Crazy)
It may be sacrilegious to some, but ‘Do You Know (I Go Crazy)’ was a stroke of genius and terrifically well-executed by Angel City.
Melanie B – I Want You Back (Feat. Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott)
‘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.
Kylie Minogue – On A Night Like This
‘On A Night Like This’ was a pivotal release for Kylie Minogue, confirming her triumphant comeback was so much more than a gimmick.
Geri Halliwell – Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
While not strictly the lead single, ‘Scream If You Wanna Go Faster’ felt a proper introduction to Geri Halliwell’s second album.
Geri Halliwell – Look At Me
‘Look At Me’ saw Geri Halliwell face her demons head-on as she launched her solo career a year after leaving the Spice Girls.
Westlife – World Of Our Own
‘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.
Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life
‘Spice Up Your Life’ saw the Spice Girls launch their second album with another signature hit, while this time stamping their trademark all over it.
Steps – When I Said Goodbye
‘When I Said Goodbye’ saw Steps fulfil the obligation that every pop act must release a ballad once per album – even if no-one really wanted them to.
Hear’Say – The Way To Your Love
Just months afer scoring a #1 debut single and album, how would Hear’Say’s second release ‘The Way To Your Love’ fare without the aid of a hit ITV show?
S Club 7 – Bring It All Back
S Club 7 were arguably not fundamental to the launch of S Club 7. What ‘Bring It All Back’ really marked was Simon Fuller’s return to chart glory.