Does anyone else think my music time machine is not running as it should be? Sorry for the jump-starts and vibrations, but it seems to have developed a mind of its own since I loaned it out to Donna last week. Did you all enjoy the journey she took you on? What’s that? She crashed landed you in the year 2016? I don’t believe you. Then again, perhaps a quiet word at the ‘end of year’ party won’t go amiss?
Well, I’m delighted that we’ve made it to the year 2000. I don’t think my guests would have waited for us very long. It’s cold outside, and I’m continuing the festive theme that Donna kicked off last week. Let’s have a listen to this week’s featured song.
I did ask Donna to tell you all to wear some warm clothes for this week’s trip. She did tell you all, didn’t she? Those of you with summer clothes on will find a thermostat of hot chocolate under your seat. At least our guests from the group S Club 7 are all dressed up warmly. Don’t they look great?
While not having Christmas themed lyrics, the video for the song certainly brings it a festive image. It’s a song I often hear being played at this time of the year. The song was chosen to be the official Children in Need charity single in 2000, helping it to make the number one spot in the United Kingdom. It also went on to become a top ten hit in Ireland, Sweden and the United States of America.
As for the group; S Club 7 was formed in 1998 by Simon Fuller (who once also managed The Spice Girls). The group quickly rose to fame when the BBC offered them their very own television show called Miami 7.
The show went on to run for four seasons and saw the band travel across America. Watched by over 90 million viewers in over 100 countries around the world, it helped to propel their record sales. However, the group only went on to record four studio albums but ended up selling over ten million copies. Not bad for a quick walk on the path of fame, wouldn’t you say?
For the next few weeks, I’ll be asking you to share your three favourite festive tunes. Share a link to the first one in the comments.
Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post from Donna. I always enjoy hearing your choice of songs and what memories they bring.
Want to join me in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? There’s not much time left, but you can still leave a link in the comments section below and showcase your next song.
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