‘Miss Independent’ was a perfect (re)introduction to Kelly Clarkson, even if she wasn’t the first – or second – choice to record it.
Emma Bunton’s ‘60s-inspired reinvention with ‘Free Me’ proved to be a stroke of genius as she launched her second album campaign.
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.
‘Dreaming’ was the product of another re-brand for S Club 8 as they added five new members and became I Dream.
For their second single, S Club 7 went on an all-out offensive to firmly establish their brand identity with the brilliant ‘S Club Party’.
‘Bring It All Back’ might have heralded the arrival of S Club 7. But behind the scenes, this was really Simon Fuller’s return to chart glory.