The popularity of boybands had waned in the mid-‘00s, but if anyone could help V buck the trend, it was Xenomania.
‘Sentimental’ was billed as a make-or-break single for Kym Marsh, but unfortunately, it seemed as if the outcome was a foregone conclusion.
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.
‘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.
There’s no doubting Lindsay Lohan exuded star quality, but ‘Over’ had to prove that a pop career was the right outlet for it.
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.
‘Baby Come On Over’ marked a pivotal moment for Samantha Mumba as she sought to revive the fortunes of her debut album.
With the muted response to their second album, ‘Around The World’ felt like a deliberate attempt to distance Aqua from themselves.
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’.
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.
Helmed by Stargate, Always Come Back To Your Love is an aural portfolio of every ‘00s production gimmick available to an aspiring pop star