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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

Corny Songs You Might Heard and Enjoyed

Pop music produces great songs, however, there are some corny songs that you might have heard and enjoyed. Despite gaining negative feedbacks from critics and those pop music haters, they still became popular as they were undeniably catchy. Here are my list of corny songs which became popular.

Los Del Rio- Macarena
Everybody danced in this Spanish dance hit in mid-’90s and went to numbet one worldwide. I remember then when I can hear this song anywhere then.

Las Ketchup- Asereje
Despite controversies of subliminal message this song contain, it became a worldwide hit, though success in the US is limited. It still became one of the biggest selling singles in 2002. I know many danced in this song but the dance steps and the song itself is corny.

Cheeky Girls- Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)
This song was sung by duo Cheeky Girls. This introductory song of theirs went to number 2 in the UK and scored high peak position in some countries. Honestly, I find it corny and not cheeky.

Steps- 5, 6, 7, 8
This song from UK pop group Steps has been successful particularly in Asia and Australia. I feel this song is cheesy especially its dance steps.

Crazy Frog- Axel F
This song may sound funny, but it is corny too. The song surprisingly went to number one in many countries and even a Billboard Hot 100 placement.

Eiffel 65- Blue (Da Ba Dee)
I kinda dislike this song then but I admit it is catchy. The song topped the charts worldwide particularly in Europe and even made a top 10 position in the US.

O-Zone- Dragostea din tei
I honestly find this song too annoying and hear it often on the radio. It became a hit worldwide as it placed at number one. It was also interpolated by T.I. wth his number one hit with Rihanna “Live Your Life”.

Vengaboys- We Like to Party
This song is too corny but catchy enough to be liked. It has become a hit in 1999 and even hit the top 30 of Billboard Hot 100.

Chumbawamba- Tubthumping
The song has been hitting the chart in 1997 and went to number one. Despite its corniness, it is my favorite song in this list.

Aqua- Barbie Girl
The song was too cartoonish which made it corny as well as Len’s voice. It’s lyrics was even highly criticized, however, it still became a worldwide number 1 hit and still highly recognized until now.

Some facts from Wikipedia