A1- Here We Come
United States- A1 never achieved such success in United States. They failed to break the American market as at that time, Backstreet Boys and NSYNC were reigning the boyband kingdom in the country. Also, their music was different from the other boybands that time which teens may not prefer.
United Kingdom- A1 was very successful in United Kingdom for scoring four singles to settle inside the top ten of singles chart. Competition is high at that time as Westlife has been leading the boyband world in the country that time. Here are the four singles which charted inside the top 10 in UK.
Be the First to Believe- #6
Summertime of Our Lives- #5
Everytime / Ready or Not- #3
Like a Rose- #6
A1 actually released four singles from the album, which means all of their songs reached the top 10. Their highest charting track was the double-sided single, the two tracks “Everytime” and “Ready or Not”. Those songs were contrasting as the other one is a ballad, then a dance track. The first two singles were dance tracks too, while the last one is a ballad.
Since their biggest hit in United Kingdom was the double-sided single “Everytime / Ready or Not”, I have to choose between the two songs to share. I had chosen “Everytime” since I find it a better song, also, it was more successful here in the Philippines too. It was a big radio hit here. Gotta share the song, here’s the chorus of “Everytime” and the video below:
Everytime I kiss I feel your lips
And everytime I cry I see your smile
And everytime I close my eyes, I realize
That everytime I hold your hand in mine
The sweetest thing my heart could ever find
And I have never felt this way
Since the day I gave your love away
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Lyrics from azlyrics.com and songwriters of the song. (Peter Cunnah, Ben Adams, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read, Paul Marazzi)
Video from YouTube / A1VEVO