There is nothing quite like a good throwback, which is why here at Reality Box we are going to be compiling a selection of random Flashback Shuffle’s, where we pick a year at random and figure out who was making an impact all those years ago.
This time round, it’s 2003, and what a year that was. But, who was in the charts at the end of June? Let’s find out. Here is a selection of the best, of the best from that very week.
S Club – Say Goodbye
Okay, we don’t have to cry about this anymore as we did get a rather nice reunion out of the S Club 7 gang last year, BUT STILL! This was the final single from the group before they split up and upset fans for (many) years.
Evanescence – Bring Me To Life
This track stormed into the charts at Number 1 back in 2003. The American band truly made a statement with this track which even got them successfully climbing the Christian Pop charts. The song also charted on many ‘Best Songs of the Year’ lists proving it as an instant classic.
R Kelly – Ignition Remix
A huge success for R Kelly, the track was released back in September 2002 but climbed over a series of months in the UK and stayed up high in the charts for many more months causing it to be a huge chart seller and an instant classic.
Girls Aloud – No Good Advice
As the big follow up to the huge selling debut single ‘Sound of the Underground’, this single was big for Girls Aloud as it decided whether they ultimately were gonna be a success or not. And, as the track entered at #2, I think we can agree they did well. The fashion in the video… maybe not.
Gareth Gates – Spirit In The Sky
Gareth Gates was on a bit of a winning streak at this point in 2003. After only just losing out to Will Young in Pop Idol, he managed to get a few huge hits under his belt, and his cover of Spirit In The Sky stormed into the top of the charts. Unfortunately though, this was one of Gareth’s last chart successes.
Atomic Kitten – Love Doesn’t Have To Hurt
Atomic Kitten were always the girlband who never quite got to that huge level, unfortunately. This track was the final single released from their second album which included number one ‘The Tide Is High’. However, despite the track already being on the album for fans, the single charted at #4.
Big Brovaz – Favourite Things
This track was tacked onto Big Brovaz’s album re-issue at the last minute, meaning it almost was never released onto an album. Luckily they did as it was a huge success and gave them a third UK top 10 hit. And of course who can forget that great big sample from The Sound of Music which allowed us to get on and love the track almost instantly.
Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
If you could define the 00’s in one single music video, this one would be it. Filled with colour and a flavour of tackiness. What more could you want? This track was a huge hit for Justin Timberlake who at the time was securing his place as a super successful solo star.
What a blast from the past! Do you remember these tracks? Were any of them your favourites? Let us know in the comments.