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JosephCarey
post Aug 20 2017, 10:01 PM
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What do you think of the girls' debut single almost 15 years on from its release? ohmy.gif

Peak Position: #1
Certification: Platinum
First Week Sales: 213,140 (Entry at #1)
Total Sales: 660,000 (Official Charts Company Figure from February 2013)
Best Sellers List: 17th (Singles in 2002) | 21st (Singles in 2003) | 40th (Singles in 2000s Decade) | 10th (Singles in 2003 - Ireland)
Chart Weeks: 4wks (#1) | 5wks (Top 3) | 6wks (Top 5) | 7wks (Top 10) | 10wks (Top 20) | 13wks (Top 40) | 21wks (Top 75) | 42wks (Top 200)

UK Top 200 Chart Run [Peak Position: #1]
[1st Entry: 22/12/02] 01-01-01-01-03-05-09-15-19-19-22-27-38-42-57-56-71-67-56-71-73-77-Out
[2nd Entry: 29/06/03] 127-111-114-Out
[3rd Entry: 27/07/03] 128-134-Out
[4th Entry: 17/08/03] 131-144-135-195-170-198-189-Out
[5th Entry: 19/10/03] 196-152-188-Out
[6th Entry: 04/01/04] 167-Out
[7th Entry: 18/01/04] 176-Out
[8th Entry: 21/12/08] 169-200-186-Out

UK Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart Run [Peak Position: #3]
[Entry: 08/12/02] 65-28-13-09-09-03-04-11-18-27-34-43-76-Out
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post Aug 20 2017, 10:08 PM
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I cannot BELIEVE it's almost 15 years old! mellow.gif Where has the time gone??

Still an absolute masterpiece of a pop song, I can't believe the dross that reality TV winners get stuck with nowadays when this easily shows that putting effort in right at the start pays off in the long run.

Let's remind ourselves of that glorious moment



(LMAO at Simon Cowell at the start of this)
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post Aug 20 2017, 10:10 PM
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It really is such a flawless debut single, reality show winners these days wish they could have a debut as strong as this sad.gif
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post Aug 21 2017, 04:27 PM
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wub.gif Wow I hadn't seen that performance in years! The start of something incredible. wub.gif Nadine really shines!

15 years on ( sob.gif ) and the song still seems so fresh & exciting to me, and it did in a massive way in 2002. Everything was perfect, a pop classic & a sensational debut!

Its sales have now increased to 715,000... but it should be a million seller tbh x
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post Aug 21 2017, 06:46 PM
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'Sound of the Underground' is one of the first songs I ever remember hearing on the radio *.* such a perfect springboard for their career! I'm so glad they rightfully triumphed because One True Voice's debut was so drab and unoriginal, whereas this was very edgy and exciting for a girl-group.

It has stood the test of time very well heart.gif still can't get enough of that surf guitar and catchy chorus.
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I can detect how Sound Of The Underground's style was maybe slightly inspired by Puretone's Addicted To Bass earlier in the year.

Really liked it at the time and thought it was so much better than One True Voice's debut single! One of the strongest debuts ever by a pop artist I would say.
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