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post Jun 10 2016, 12:34 PM
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Pop stars can have many faces over the course of their career, with their musical style evolving as the hits pile up, and one of the biggest shift in style would probably be Pink. Now known as a boisterous pop-rock star, back when she started out, Pink was more about the slick and sassy R&B – and it all kicked off 16 short years ago.

Pink, aka Alecia Moore (the nickname came before the hair colour apparently), was just 20 when she released her very first single, a classic slice of Destiny's Child-inspired, useless man-dissing R&B. Even though the song was a vicious takedown, it had a fairly chilled vibe, but Pink was full of attitude and you could see that fiery personality was waiting to come out.

MORE: See where all of Pink's singles and albums have charted in the UK

She wasn't the highest new entry, going straight in at Number 6, but it was the beginning of an impressive chart career. Pink's scored 28 Top 40s, including 18 Top 10s, three of which went to Number 1. There You Go has a chart sales tally of 173,000 (singles' sales could be quite low back at the turn of the century)

MORE: Pink's Official Top 20 biggest selling singles

Back in 2000, it was unusual for tracks to climb – once they went in, that would usually be their peak position. This week 16 years ago, there were plenty of new entries. As Sonique and S Club 7 held firm in the Top 2, the highest new track was Boyzone star Stephen Gately with his very first solo single, New Beginning. Stephen had recently come out as gay in the press, so New Beginning was especially poignant.

Dance remixes of old classics are big news in the Official Singles Chart today, but it's no new phenomenon – York's reworking of Chris Rea's On The Beach was new at Number 4. Shackles (Praise You), new at Number 5, was one of the big radio hits of the summer, from gospel duo Mary Mary. The pair would only have one more Top 40 hit.

Another massive song to go into the Top 10 this week was the classic Forgot About Dre, a collaboration between hip-hop heavyweight and future headphones magnate Dr Dre and his protégé Eminem.

Further down the chart, Stephen Gately's former Boyzone bro Mikey Graham was also giving solo stardom a go, with You're My Angel (13) 😬 and Aqua were back with new single Around The World (26). Plus there were all sorts of other songs you vaguely remember hanging about the chart. See the full Top 40 and beyond.

01 [01] Sonique - It Feels So Good
02 [02] S Club 7 - Reach
03 [NEW] Stephen Gately - New Beginning/Bright Eyes
04 [NEW] York - On The Beach
05 [NEW] Mary Mary - Shackles (Praise You)
06 [NEW] P!nk - There You Go
07 [NEW] Dr. Dre (feat. Eminem) - Forgot About Dre
08 [03] Bon Jovi - It's My Life
09 [06] Britney Spears - Oops! I Did It Again
10 [05] Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby

12 [NEW] Trevor & Simon - Hands Up
13 [NEW] Mikey Graham - You're My Angel
17 [NEW] Buffalo G - We're Really Saying Something
26 [NEW] Aqua - Around The World
28 [NEW] Len - Cryptik Souls Crew
29 [NEW] Embrace - Save Me
32 [NEW] Doves - Catch The Sun
33 [NEW] Maxim - Carmen Queasy
38 [NEW] Dandy Warhols - Get Off

forgot P!nk, the best new entry that week is summery trance anthem 'On The Beach' wub.gif Also Sonique is a really great #1, and she topped the chart for 3 weeks too which was a rarity at the time!!! The Mary Mary song is quite a jam too and obviously I love 'Don't Call Me Baby'.
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post Jun 10 2016, 12:37 PM
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Shackles wub.gif The only song I properly know of those new entries to be honest but it's a classic. I've always hated that Sonique song though.
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post Jun 10 2016, 08:48 PM
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So many new entries! You wouldn't see that nowadays
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post Jun 10 2016, 09:38 PM
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The charts have become so boring and stale nowadays...they were much more interesting back then!
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post Jun 10 2016, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE(Robot @ Jun 10 2016, 01:37 PM) *
Shackles wub.gif The only song I properly know of those new entries to be honest but it's a classic. I've always hated that Sonique song though.

You don't know It's My Life or Reach?
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post Jun 10 2016, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE(JCM20 @ Jun 10 2016, 10:59 PM) *
You don't know It's My Life or Reach?

"new entries" tongue.gif
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Back when sales were good and the charts were interesting to follow
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post Jun 11 2016, 01:44 AM
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Shows how much better the charts were back in the day

I miss proper pop music
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16 years of Pink *.* the consistency. When will your other 00s faves?
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post Jun 11 2016, 09:54 AM
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This chart was the week after Sia's chart debut.

In addition to the 2 Boyzone members debuting in the same week, one of Shane Lynch's sisters debuted as half of Buffalo G (he also had 2 other sisters in B*Witched).

This chart had a new entry called Around The World at #26 - the following week saw Northern Line chart at #27 with All Around The World. Curiously, the late part of 2001 saw 3 'around the world' songs reach the lower part of the top 30 (Super Furry Animals, A*Teens, Marti Pellow), the first two of which charted in consecutive weeks.

This chart had a new entry from the band Embrace - the following week would see a new entry for a song called Embrace (Agnelli & Nelson at #35).

Doves were remarkably consistent with their peaks in 2000 - their 3 hits that year (of which this was the second) peaked at #33, #32, and #32.

The Dandy Warhols hit was followed-up by Bohemian Like You, which charted at #42. Both tracks were re-issued in 2001/02, with Bohemian Like You reaching #5 and Get Off reaching #34.
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