Forgotten Songs! – This Week – U-Turn

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.


 

U-Turn, Usher

 

Back in year 8 at schoool, I would spend my lunch times ever so often with my friend Leigham learning the dance routine to this song. It had a really simple yet complex routine which made it really fun to learn. Since internet wasn’t around very much (WAP on phones remember that?) all of the routine was done on memory and listening to the song on repeat on CD players or tape players ( I can’t remember which we listened to on at the time). We all thought it was going to the next big dance routine so we made sure that we learnt it well.

U-Turn was released by R&B solo artist Usher the 30th April 2002, it was the fourth international single, it was also from his album 8701. It went to number 16 in the UK Charts with his highest scoring chart position being in Australia which was at number 7.

The music video is very basic and focuses on Usher and his dancing, The background of the music video is a mustard orange sort of colour and there is also a road that he dances along in the whole video.

Listening to the song these days I prefer it so much more with the music video as usher is such a fantastic dancer and the lyrics allow him to play on this factor. Still watching it back now I still want to do the dance and remember all the time we spent learning this routine. I just want to hop up and dance along.

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