|UK Hot 100 Singles||The A to Z of UK Hit Lyrics 2003|
Singles Of The Week
Ainslie Henderson - Lyrics: Keep Me A Secret
Proving that the BBC had more than a prize on offer, the third Fame Academy student to surely hit the Top 5 is Ainslie Henderson with Keep Me A Secret. Co-written by fellow-students Sinead Quinn and Malachi Tush, the single A-track is a jaunty pop song with Celtic overtones promoted by a cheeky, effective, if low-budget, video. The single comes backed by the video, a fairly pedestrian cover of the Pretenders classic Don't Get Me Wrong and a more interesting self-penned collaboration Take Out Time.
Melanie C - Lyrics: Here It Comes Again
Sporty may have had enough of her Spice Girl days but Melanie C continues in the same vein as her Northern Star hits of 2000 with her latest single Here It Comes Again. A positive vocal on a song that becomes catchy on the second or third listen, should sustain her career while those other spicy efforts lose their tang. Backed with two decent if unexciting tracks Love To You and Like That.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Lyrics: Bring It On
Like a stalker lurking in the wings while the light poppy acts play centre-stage, Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds invite us to Bring It On. Taken from their last album Nocturama the shadowy vocals are perfectly balanced by moody video lighting for the verses and flashes of colour and booty-shaking dancers for the chorus. Additional vocals are by Chris Bailey of 70s Australian punk band The Saints. The singles features a mpg of the video and two other tracks Shoot Me Down and Swing Low.
Vanessa Carlton - Lyrics: Pretty Baby
The third single to be taken from her Be Not Nobody album Pretty Baby by Vanessa Carlton is certainly not A Thousand Miles nor Ordinary Day but is appealing, upbeat and charming with trademark piano and little-girl voice. The video tries but fails to portray the Sonia Jackson look-alike as sultry siren (despite its trick ending) but the effort is well- delivered and nicely shot. Packaged with a live version of Twilight and disappoiningly yet another live version of A Thousand Miles this one recorded in New York.
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