If That Were Me
I Turn To You
Never Be The Same Again featuring Lisa "Lefteye" Lopes
Melanie Chisolm grabbed two 2000 number ones in the UK for herself by debuting at the top
with Never Be The Same Again and
I Turn To You both taken from her Northern Star album.
Never Be The Same Again, was promoted by
a languid, and sensual, fitness/ alternate health video and featured a guest rap
by Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC. Mel C, the shyest of the Spice Girls, has always had the strongest voice
of the girls and both songs, like much of her debut album, combines that strength and shyness in a
I'm Moving On
Wherever You Will Go
Cam'ron Featuring Juelz Santana
Hit 'Em Up Style
Blu Cantrell's debut US hit was Hit 'Em
Up Style (Oops) which was also a big hit in Australia. As a child Long Island find Blu watched her jazz-singer mother perform on stage. Twenty years later her own career is taking off
after a demo led to backing spots with Faith Evans and Puff Daddy amongst others.
Her solo debut So Blu has been released and has been described as "the musical diary of a woman trying to succeed at love".
While Hit Em Up Style (Oops) was written and produced by Dallas Austin many of the songs on the
album were written by Blu herself.
Against All Odds featuring Westlife
Thank God I Found You featuring Joe and 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey returns with Loverboy a
song that failed to set radio in America or Europe alight, and with little of a hook and
the usual strangled-cat of a vocal this is no surprise. The video too has Mariah revealing her
legs, thighs and bosom in such tiresome regularity that you can almost hear video-watchers everywhere
shouting "get them... on"...
A Thousand Miles
Stone By Stone
Not Pretty Enough
Music's No Good Without You
Cher returns with The Music's No Good Without You which could easily be named Believe II since the production team of Mark Taylor and Brian Rawlings
have applied the same vocoded style that made Believe a seven-week UK chart-topper in 1998
to the new hit. Her latest album is Living Proof and features songs produced by Chicane
and Stargate. Now in her fifties Cher was born Cherilyn LaPierre in 1946 and first hit the limelight in the 1960s with husband
Sonny. Her solo career has seen several come-backs most notably in the lates 1980s with
her battleship-straddling video for If I Could Turn Back Time.
Chicane featuring Bryan Adams
Don't Give Up
Chicane's real name is Nick Bracegirdle. He first teamed up with Canadian rocker Bryan Adams
on the remix of Love Cloud #9 but was keen with Don't Give Up to avoid turning the track into
a danced-up Bryan Adams rocker. He also believes that the current dance market is not in good
shape and with this collaboration he's hoping to take things in a new direction.
I Wanna Be U
A bit of a House/Garage cross I Wanna Be U by Chocolate Puma featured vocals by
Evo. The track was produced by DJ Zki and DJ Dobre, who have
released a variety of material under many monikers since they first met up in Holland in
1992. The video shows a Y2K guy fascinated by an eighties video dancer, and the two somehow
get together in a futuristic dance machine. Yes, don't watch, just dance...
What Would You Do
City High debut with What Would You Do. The threesome are made up of Ryan Toby, (performed
in Sister Act II at the tender age of 12, and producer of Will Smith's Miami), Claudette Ortiz,
who admits to being a bit of a "geek" growing up, and Robby Pardlo, musician-producer, vocal
arranger, and pianist. The group were originally planned to be a male duo but producers and
label managers Wyclef Jean and his cousin Jerry Wonder thought an outfit more like the Fugees would
be more distinctive.
Coldplay follow their debut hit Yellow, with the piano led ballad
Trouble. The song was the last to be recorded for
the album Parachutes and originally had been an uptempo calypso-style track. The band have been
playing Glastonbury and other festivals and appeared on Jools Holland's Later. The
video for Trouble shows the band tied up and in deep trouble in a dark car park. The lads, Chris Martin vocals and guitar,
Guy Berryman - bass, Jonny Buckland - lead guitar and Will Champion - drums,
met while studying in London although they come from the four corners of the UK, Devon, Fife,
North Wales and Southhampton respectively. The band have been getting good reviews in the US while in
Australia Yellow spent several weeks in the Top 5.
Breathless was the first single to be taken from The Corrs album In Blue, their
first since the highly successful
Talk on Corners in 1997. The Irish family group, Andrea, Jim, Caroline
and Sharon first got their international break through the film The Commitments in
which all four had minor roles. Andrea also played Peron's lover in the next Alan Parker
movie, Evita. Their first album Forgiven not Forgotten was a huge success worldwide but in the
UK it took the remix of Dreams, the old Fleetwood Mac song, to break them.
Describing themselves as "hip-hop kids that needed to rock" Crazy Town debut with
Butterfly. The band come from L.A. and although they've been together for a number of years The
Gift of Game is their first album. The seven-piece group revolves around rappers Shifty Shellshock and Epic Mazur
and includes Faydoedeelay (bass), Rust Epique (guitar), Trouble Valli (guitar), DJ AM
(turntables) and JBJ (drums). Influences include Cypress Hill, Ice-T, the Beastie Boys
and The Cure.
With Arms Open Wide
My Sacrifice by Creed is the first single
from their third album Weathered which was been the no 1 album in the US over Christmas
2001. Earlier that year With Arms Open Wide from second album Human Clay was a hit in Australia.
The song was written as a personal response by songwriter Scott Stapp to
the news that he was about to become a father. The band have quickly become the top group in US rock, dominating
airplay charts and receiving plaudits for live performances. Their first album My Own Prison produced
four no 1's in the US Rock charts.
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