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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."

Island Records

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


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

London Records

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


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.

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".

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)".

19 Entertainment

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.

Mercury Records

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


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