We’d never had a dream come true until S Club 7 announced they were reforming for a special comeback tour.
Bring It All Back 2015 kicked off in Birmingham this week and the super seven are looking and sounding as fresh as ever – it’s seemed that it’s us who’ve aged on their behalf.
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While we welcome back Jo, Jon, Bradley, Rachel, Hannah, Tina and prodigal son Paul, we take a look back at the S Club’s top selling singles and delve into their archive for some top pop facts.
1: Don’t Stop Movin’
“And just go with the magic baby, I can see it there in your eyes.”
The band’s biggest seller is the mighty Don’t Stop Movin’, of course – a song so amazing it was Number 1 TWICE! Even diehard S Club haters loved this one, and if you need proof, just check out its sales.
Shifting 178,000 copies in first week on sale, the track knocked Destiny’s Child’s Survivor off Number 1. We’d love to know how Bey feels about that one.
Geri Halliwell’s It’s Raining Men replaced Don’t Stop Movin’ at the top, but S Club weren’t beaten yet – they sent Geri packing by returning to the Number 1 spot a mere two weeks later. DJ Pied Piper’s Do You Really Like It eventually deposed Don’t Stop Movin’ once again.
All these years later, we are still obsessed with that dance move when they song “DJ’s got us going around”.
ChartFact: Don’t Stop Movin’ was the band’s longest run in the Top 10: nine consecutive weeks.
See the chart the week Don’t Stop Movin made it to Number 1
2: Bring It All Back
The band’s very first hit went straight in at Number 1 on 13 June 1999, selling a whopping 190,000 copies in its first week on sale – the highest of any of their singles.
Bring It All Back owed its success to Miami 7 – the fictional series which tracked S Club’s attempt to make it big Stateside. Altogether now: “United we stand, divided we fall”.
ChartFact: Bring It All Back stopped Madonna’s Beautiful Stranger getting to Number 1, beating her by 55,000 copies!
Take a look at the Top 100 the week Bring It All back hit the top
3: Never Had A Dream Come True
S Club’s most successful ballad was their second Number 1. And guess what? Like Don’t Stop Movin’ it knocked Destiny’s Child off the top spot – this time with Independent Women. Never Had A Dream Come True was eventually toppled by Eminem Lose It.
Never Had A Dream Come True was chosen as the official single for BBC charity Children In Need in 2000 and was the ninth biggest selling song of that year
ChartFact: Never Had A Dream Come True was the band’s only hit in the US and had the longest run in the UK Official Singles Chart Top 100 of any of their singles.
Look back at the week Never Had A Dream Come True was Number 1 in our archive
You’d be forgiven for misremembering that this catchy track – arguably S Club’s signature singalong song – was actually a Number 1. But it was in fact held off the top spot and kept at Number 2 for three weeks by Sonique’s It Feels So Good.
The video for Reach was an instant classic, with the band riding aboard a truck that looks like a health and safety nightmare, handing out pieces of positivity candy to onlookers and, of course, laying some serious dance routine on them. It’s what they do.
And if you’re one of those people who always thought this song was called Reach For The Stars, you might need to brush up on your S Club fandom. It’s just Reach, guys. One word, like Madonna, or Cher.
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See the chart the week Reach went straight in at Number 2
5: Have You Ever
Fast forward to the end of 2001, where we see the band score what was to be their last Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart. Well, so far anyway – you never know…
Once again, the band were chosen to be the official song for charity Children In Need, spending a week at the top. It was a last-minute decision – the band’s next single was meant to be You, which, as any true S Club fan will tell you, is their best video.
This means that while it wasn’t their last single with him, Have You Ever is the final video Paul shot before he broke all our hearts and decided he didn’t want to be at the S Club party any longer. Oh Paul.
ChartFact: Have You Ever toppled Blue’s If You Come Back from Number 1. It was given its own marching orders by Daniel Bedingfield’s debut Gotta Get Thru This, which would go on to spend three non-consecutive weeks at the top.
See the chart from the week S Club 7 ended Blue’s reign at the top
Here’s the full Top 10:
TITLE PEAK POSITION YEAR 1 DON’T STOP MOVIN’ 1 2001 2 BRING IT ALL BACK 1 1999 3 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE 1 2000 4 REACH 2 2000 5 HAVE YOU EVER 1 2001 6 S CLUB PARTY 2 1999 7 TWO IN A MILLION/YOU’RE MY NUMBER ONE 2 1999 8 YOU 2 2002 9 NATURAL 3 2000 10 SAY GOODBYE/LOVE AIN’T GONNA WAIT FOR YOU 2 2003
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See all S Club 7’s hit singles and albums in their Official Charts archive
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