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B*Witched- B*Witched: Top 10 Singles in US and UK / Memorable Chorus of a Song

B*Witched- B*Witched
United States- It was that time when Spice Girls is on hiatus and All Saints success with “Never, Ever” was over in the US when B*Witched tried out in America. The girls from Ireland released two singles in the country from their self-titled album which went platinum.
C’est La Vie- #9
B*Witched scored one top 10 hit in the US. “C’est La Vie” is just one of two singles they released in the country. Their second single “Rollercoaster” peaked at number 67. Anyway, “C’est La Vie” has gone Gold Record by RIAA.

United Kingdom- B*Witched seemed to follow the success of fellow girl groups Spice Girls and All Saints after scoring hit song from their self-titled album. The girls had released a total of four singles for the album.
C’est La Vie- #1
Rollercoaster- #1
To You I Belong- #1
Blame it On the Weatherman- #1
B*Witched’s all four singles went number 1. Before them, the Spice Girls’ Spice also scored four number 1 singles and all of them were consecutive chart-toppers. It was such a success for an artist that scoring all songs from an album goes to number 1. Their single “C’est La Vie” was their considered biggest hit for reaching platinum mark by BPI.

B*Witched’s “C’est La Vie” has been their highest charting in the US, and their biggest seller in UK. So that song was chosen to share. The song was admitted by the girls that it has sexual theme despite the youthful nature of its sound and music video. Check the song’s chorus below and the music video:

C’est La Vie (Chorus)
Say you will say you won’t
Say you’ll do what I don’t
Say you’re true, say to me c’est la vie
Say you will say you won’t
Say you’ll do what I don’t
Say you’re true, say to me c’est la vie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvjLgjtJKsc

Credits: Billboard / OCC /Wikipedia
Lyrics from azlyrics.com and songwriters of the song (B*Witched, Ray “Madman” Hedges, Martin Brannigan, Tracy Ackerman)
Video form YouTube / BWitchedVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: “B*Witched” and “Awake and Breathe” by B*Witched

B*Witched (album)
Irish girl group B*Witched tried it out with their self-titled album. The girls immediately had success with their first album. It had some catchy pop and dance pop tunes that can stay in your ears for hours. The album acheieved success when it peaked at top 3 in United Kingdom, while it also achieved success in US reaching number 12.

C’est La Vie
“C’est La Vie” is a pop song which became the lead single off the album. The song is cheesy but undeniably catchy. It’s lyrics though is sexual as confirmed by the girls. It became a hit which was the group’s first UK number 1 hit, and gaining a top 10 placement at the Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Rollercoaster
“Rollercoaster” is a good follow up for “C’est La Vie”. The song even sounds better than their previous single. It became their second UK number 1 single while it was less successful in US. But it was their second Hot 100 hit.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

To You I Belong
“To You I Belong” is the first ballad released as a single off their debut album. It eventually became their third UK number 1 single.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Blame it on the Weatherman
“Blame it on the Weatherman” is the last single released for “B*Witched” album. It became the girls’ fourth consecutive number 1 single in United Kingdom, but was quite unsuccessful in other countries.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Awake and Breathe (album)
“Awake and Breathe” became the group’s second album. As usual, it contains danceable pop tunes, but there’s a more modern touch on it. The album failed to match their self titled debut album, when it reached number 5 in UK, and lower position in the US.

Jesse Hold On
“Jesse Hold On” has a slight touch of their old songs on it. It was successful when it reached number in UK , but failed to reach number 1.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

I Shall Be There
“I Shall Be There” is a slower tempo song from “Awake and Breathe”. The song failed to score their sixth top ten hit in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Jump Down
“Jump Down” is a pop song that sounds more modern than their past singles. It was theit least successful single though.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10 

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / BWitchedVEVO

European Groups Who Reached the Top 10 in the US (1995-1999)

European groups are very much alive during 1995 to 1999 through these artists who reached top 10 in Billboard:

U2 (Ireland)

U2 had successful albums globally at that time. But they only had 1 single to reach top 10 which is “Discotheque”  peaked at 10.

Take That (United Kingdom)
Being one of the top boybands during their time, it was at the last part of their current when Take That scored their very first top 10 with the song “Back for Good”. It peaked at number 7.

Everything But the Girl (United Kingdom)\
Everything But the Girl became known globally including the US through their song “Missing” which settled at number 2. They were considered as one-hit wonder though.

Oasis (United Kingdom)
Oasis had songs entered the Billboard Hot 100, but they only had 1 top 10 hit through the #8 peaking song “Wonderwall”.

Spice Girls (United Kingdom)

Spice Girls is the top British group at that time not just in the US but worldwide. The girl group scored 4 top 10 hits namely: “Wannabe” (#1), “Say You’ll Be There” (#3), “2 Become 1” (#4), and “Too Much” (#9).

Chumbawamba (United Kingdom)
Chumbawama is also among those considered one-hit wonder in the US after their hit “Tubthumping” reached number 6 Billboard Hot 100.

All Saints (United Kingdom)
All Saints emerged after the success of fellow girl group Spice Girls. They had scored hits in the US but with only 1 top 10 hit through “Never Ever” which reached number 4.

Aqua (Denmark)
Aqua is the most successful Danish group ever who graced the US singles chart. Their single “Barbie Girl” became a hit when it peaked at #7.

Ace of Base (Sweden)
Ace of Base had notable success during the first half of 1990’s. In the second half, they had scored a top 10 with their own version of “Cruel Summer” which reached the tenth position.

5ive (United Kingdom)
5ive is one of the British boybands who entered teh US top 10. They only had 1 though through the number 10 hit “When the Lights Go Out”.

B*Witched (Ireland)
B*Witched emerged to the charts after  the Spice Girls’ hiatus. They had scored 1 top 10 hit in the US with “C’est La Vie” (#10).

Credits to Billboard / Wikipedia

Top 15 Girl band Hits During 1990s

Along with boy bands topping the charts, girl bands also did well since 1990. During the first half of 1990s, R&B girl bands dominated the music scene until more pop girl groups existed in the second half. Here’s my list of 15 girl band hits during 1990s.

TLC- Unpretty
After their huge comeback in 1999 via “Fanmail” album, TLC managed two number 1 hits including this song which is about real beauty is within.

B*Witched- C’est la Vie
Their pop novelty sound made it big initially in UK, the time when Spice Girls’ Geri Halliwell departed from her group. This song was the group’s first of 4 consecutive UK number one hit and did big in the top ten in US.

Spice Girls- Spice Up Your Life
After their success from the second half of 1996 until 1997, they immediately released this song during 1997’s last quarter to prep up for the release of second album. The song was their fifth consecutive number one hit in UK and top 5 in majority of countries but a modest top 20 hit in US.

Destiny’s Child- Bills, Bills, Bills
This song can be compared to TLC’s “No Scrubs” which was released prior to this Destiny’s Child song due to its structure musically and lyrically. The same writers and producers may be the reason. Still, this song became the group’s first US chart-topping song and top 10 in UK.

SWV- Weak
This R&B ballad is one of the most performed song in singing competitions. No doubt because the song is beautiful. It was a big hit then and was revived by JoJo on her first album.

TLC- Creep
As one of the biggest hits from “Crazy Sexy Cool” album, the song is not just a number one hit, rather had an iconic video. In Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock”, she paid homage to TLC through “Creep” music video, as well as other singers.

Spice Girls- Say You’ll Be There
After the huge success of “Wannabe”, Spice Girls released this pop/R&B tune and topped UK charts and top 5 in many countries including US.

Wilson Phillips- Hold On
With a beautiful harmony of this group, it can never be denied that this song was a huge hit and of the biggest singles the year it topped the charts in Billboard.

Salt ‘n Pepa & En Vogue- Whatta Man
The hip-hop girl group and R&B girl group came together for this huge smash and became an iconic song.

All Saints- Never Ever
They wew considered as the rival for Spice Girls, they may not have achieved the Spices’ success but they scored a big hit single through this R&B/pop ballad which topped the UK and top 5 in several countries including US.

TLC- No Scrubs
They had been successful during early 1990s, but their comeback was huge through fan requested album “Fanmail” and this song helped the album’s success and ended up as one of the biggest singles of 1999.

En Vogue- Don’t Let Go (Love)
The song was the last biggest hit of the group. The ballad was part of the film “Set It Off” and was one of the longest number two hit in the US.

Spice Girls- 2 Become 1
This romance ballad became a million seller in UK, the group’s third consecutive number 1, and their first of three consecutive number one singles in the UK during holiday season. In the US, it was a top 5 hit and number 1 hit in many countries.

TLC- Waterfalls
The song and video’s message is very relevant during that time and made a huge impact in music charts. It is TLC’s signature song as it topped the US for a long time.

Spice Girls- Wannabe
This song started the group’s first of 5 consecutive, 9 number one hits in UK. It also changed the pop landscape and eventually became not just the group’s biggest selling single but also among girl groups. It withstood the time and still one of the most memorable singles from 1990s.