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11 Reasons British Pop Music Will Never Again Reach The Heights Of Summer 2002

Kiss kiss.

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1. 28 April: Sugababes (who had just replaced Siobhán Donaghy with Heidi Range) had a number 1 single with "Freak Like Me."

"I wanna freak in the morning, freak in the evening... JUST LIKE ME."
Island Records

"I wanna freak in the morning, freak in the evening... JUST LIKE ME."

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2. 28 April: Six months after its release, Blue's debut album "All Rise" finally reached number 1.

Sexy. Simon. Webbe. Swoon.
Innocent Records

Sexy. Simon. Webbe. Swoon.

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3. 5 May: Neighbours star Holly Valance scored her first number 1 single with "Kiss Kiss".

And every teenage girl started squeezing lemon juice into her hair in an attempt to replicate her perfect, golden highlights.
London Records

And every teenage girl started squeezing lemon juice into her hair in an attempt to replicate her perfect, golden highlights.

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4. 19 May: The five Popstars losers had a number one hit with "Just A Little" and went on to be more successful than Hear'Say.

And Jessica Taylor became the sassiest lady in the charts.
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And Jessica Taylor became the sassiest lady in the charts.

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5. 2 June: Will Young topped the charts for 2 weeks with his second single, "Light My Fire".

THAT CHEEKY SMILE.
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THAT CHEEKY SMILE.

6. June: Sexy Ronan Keating's sexy debut album "Destination" topped the UK albums charts. The album included number one single "If Tomorrow Never Comes".

Phwoar.
Polydor Records

Phwoar.

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7. 14 July: Gareth Gates, A.K.A. THE FITTEST BOY/MAN IN THE WORLD, scored his second number 1 single with "Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)".

And he had made a stupid mistake. With Jordan. HOW COULD YOU, GARETH? HOW COULD YOU?
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And he had made a stupid mistake. With Jordan. HOW COULD YOU, GARETH? HOW COULD YOU?

8. 4 August: Darius had a number one single with "Colourblind", the greatest song of all time. It stayed at number 1 for 2 weeks.

Take that, Cowell. Darius didn't need your record label to succeed. He's an artist in his own right, damnit.
Mercury Records

Take that, Cowell. Darius didn't need your record label to succeed. He's an artist in his own right, damnit.

9. 18 August: The new formation of Sugababes reached number 1 again with "Round Round".

Keisha's boots!
Island Records

Keisha's boots!

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10. 25 August: Blazin' Squad's debut single "Crossroads" reached number 1.

And every teenage girl fell in love with Kenzie <3.
Polydor Records

And every teenage girl fell in love with Kenzie <3.

11. 1 September: Atomic Kitten covered "The Tide Is High", topped the charts for 3 weeks.

&lt;3&lt;3&lt;3
EMI

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WE MISS YOU, SUMMER 2002.