95 AMIRA - MY DESIRE
Reached #20 [February]
Here's a song they repeatedly tried to make a hit, with 3 separate releases, it finally scored it's peak with the 2001 re-releases and a bunch of new remixes, I guess the popularity of Garage at the time had a big hand in it. I'm not convinced it's the last we've seen of this song still! I'm waiting for a chavvy Baseline releases like they did with Kristine Blonde.
94 DIDO - HERE WITH ME
Reached #4 [February]
I think I've made my feelings on Dido quite clear on UKMix over the years, it's not that I find her at all offensive, rather ridiculously inoffensive. Saying that, I have a little soft spot for this song because of it's perfectly timed use in one of my favourite films, Love Actually.
93 MYSTIKAL FT.NIVEA - DANGER (BEEN SO LONG)
Reached #28 [March]
An introduction to Nivea and a very familiar song by Mystikal, it was pretty much a remake of previous hit, Shake Ya Ass. This song holds his highest UK peak. I love the way Mystikal opts to bark rather than rap, in a DMX-sort of way.
92 SELENA VS.X-MEN - GIVE IT UP
Reached #61 [July]
This is a song I only really discovered more recently. Typical 2step sound trying to appeal to a more mass market in the same way De Nada and Ladies First have managed to score top 20 hits, I guess there's not room for everyone though, and this one skipped by unnoticed, despite the fact that Garage success story, Wookie was the brains behind X.Men.
91 NIKKA COSTA - LIKE A FEATHER
Reached #53 [August]
Long before Nero, we had another coffee themed act, Nikka Costa. MTV Hammered this video, describing her as a much required female version of Lenny Kravitz. The production on this track is funky as hell.