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A to Z of Chart Biographies 2000/2001/2002

A to Z of Chart Biographies 2000/2001/2002

This week UK US Aus A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z Chart Bios: R

... Radiohead

    The first single off the forthcoming album Amnesiac, The Pyramid Song debuts at no 5 on May 27th, 2001 for British rock superstars Radiohead. The song marks a return to the haunting negative style of the past and while the track is accompanied by a beautiful cartoon video, it is a joyless and almost meaningless dirge which may please some but will ultimately turn off a lot of people. 2000's Kid A was an experimental album with no singles, Amnesiac looks likely to test the fanbase less but will hardly win them any new converts...
    Lyrics: Pyramid Song (UK:5)

... Rank 1

    Rank 1 debuted on 9th April, 2000 at no 10 in the UK with the track Airwave.

... REM

    The lads from Athens Georgia REM return to the UK chart with Imitation Of Life an archetypal REM uptempo beat but downbeat lyric of a song taken from their no 1 album Reveal. It debuts at no 6 on 22nd April. The video is far-too-clever for the casual viewer as a few seconds at an outside party is replayed from different angles to complete the song. Their previous hit, The Great Beyond debuted at no 3 on 30th January, 2000 and is the highest chart placing of their career in the UK. The song echoes Man In The Moon and the life of comedian Andy Kaufmann.
    Lyrics: The Great Beyond (UK:3), Imitation Of Life (UK:6)

... LeAnn Rimes

    Can't Fight The Moonlight from the film Coyote Ugly gives LeAnn Rimes her first british no 1 on November 19th, 2000 followed by a six-week run at the top in Australia on January 28th 2001. LeAnn has a cameo role in the film (often described as a 'chick flick') and has recorded three other Diane Warren-penned songs for the soundtrack. The multi-award winning teenager may be young in years but LeAnn Rimes has loads of experience. She made her debut in a Dallas musical at age seven and recorded her first album (on a small independant label) at age eleven. Her roots are country but songs like How Do I Live and Written in the Stars have made it easy for her to crossover into the pop charts in both the US and elsewhere.
    Lyrics: Can't Fight The Moonlight (UK:1, Aus:1)

... Riva featuring Dannii Minogue

    Younger sister to Kylie, Dannii Minogue teams up with dance-act Riva on Who Do You Love Now which debuts at no 3 on November 25th, 2001. Danni's first british hit was Love and Kisses in 1991 and her biggest (until now) was the no 4 All I Wanna Do in 1997 at which point her career seemed to be overtaking her sister's. Dannii has recently starred on the London stage in Notre Dame and is currently putting tracks together for a new album.
    Lyrics: Who Do You Love Now (UK:3)

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This week UK US Aus A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z Chart Bios: R
2000, 2001, 2002, Compiled by Alan J Stuart

Page last updated: December 13th, 2001