‘Kiss The Rain’ started as a misheard lyric before being developed into one of the most gut-wrenching break-up songs of the ’90s.
V – Hip To Hip
The popularity of boybands had waned in the mid-‘00s, but if anyone could help V buck the trend, it was Xenomania.
Kym Marsh – Sentimental
‘Sentimental’ was billed as a make-or-break single for Kym Marsh, but unfortunately, it seemed as if the outcome was a foregone conclusion.
Daphne & Celeste – U.G.L.Y.
The adage goes that if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all. But ‘U.G.L.Y.’ would be a very short song in that case.
Aqua – My Oh My
‘My Oh My’ was another brilliantly absurd effort from Aqua. But for the first time, it didn’t feel as if all the ideas quite came together.
Lindsay Lohan – Over
There’s no doubting Lindsay Lohan exuded star quality, but ‘Over’ had to prove that a pop career was the right outlet for it.
Emilia – Big Big World
By rights, ‘Big Big World’ should have been swallowed by the bombastic charts of the late ’90s, but against the odds it became a huge hit.
Samantha Mumba – Baby Come On Over
‘Baby Come On Over’ marked a pivotal moment for Samantha Mumba as she sought to revive the fortunes of her debut album.
Aqua – Around The World
With the muted response to their second album, ‘Around The World’ felt like a deliberate attempt to distance Aqua from themselves.
t.A.T.u. – Friend Or Foe
Far from being intimately involved, by 2006 t.A.T.u. allegedly didn’t even like each other. What better time then, to release a song called ‘Friend Or Foe’.
A*Teens – Halfway Around The World
The second single from ‘Teen Spirit’ saw the A*Teens fall foul of the unwritten pop rule: don’t use the words “Around The World” in the title of your song.
Aqua – Turn Back Time
Aqua were never going to be remembered for their ballads, but ‘Turn Back Time’ is among the best songs the group ever recorded.