Welcome to a brand new strand on The Phoenix Remix. Whilst I adore writing about Forgotten Pop, I have been writing it every week for 2 years so I felt that it was time to mix it up and look at the topic from a different perspective.
There are so many songs that are out there everywhere then all of a sudden they disappear and you only hear from them on cheesy countdowns run by music channels over Christmas if you are lucky.
So roll up and welcome to Forgotten Songs where we celebrate these forgotten wonders.
Knockout – Triple 8
I can’t remember how I originally came across this single but I know that I had it on CD and I wonder if I came across it when I was doing a clean out of old music years ago. I didn’t really like all their songs but I was addicted to this one as I found it catchy due to its beat and guitar. They were around when there was a saturation of boybands on the scene. So I think that Triple 8 Got lost in the stream of them.
I re-watched the music video again to write about this song because it is not on Spotify and I still enjoyed the song. The video and the way they are represented is very similar to 5ive and predominantly J and the bad boy boy band image.
The song Knockout was released 21st April 2003 under the record laber of Universal Polydor. It was written and produced by Anders Bagge. The song did very well in the UK for a band comsidering it was their debut single. The song reached number 8 in the UK Charts.
Now, here is the interesting thing – when I was researching this song, I discovered that it was re-released in 2005 as the debut single for the South Korean band Super Junior but was renamed Twins. I had a listen to it but I am not a fan of it but it is really nice to see that a song that was able to get a new lease of life – it’s just a shame Triple 8 didn’t.