Forgotten Songs!

Forgotten Songs! – This Week – Pure And Simple

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.

Pure And Simple – Hear’Say



They were a pop band that actually didn’t have a long life even though they came from one of the biggest reality shows and the only one of it’s sort. Their debut single was so catchy that you would hear it and you would sing your little heart out to it. The song came from the reality show Popstars and the band that we are talking about is Hear’Say.

Pure and Simple was released on the 12 March 2001 under the record label Polydor, the song was actually a cover of a Girl Thing song but they were dropped from their label and the song was handed to Hear’Say.

The song debuted straight in at number one and sold over 500,000 copies in the first week which made it the fastest selling debut single of all time in the United Kingdom. You could say that the results of this lead to more bands being a thing on reality shows. The single sold in total over 1.2 million copies and reached platinum status.

Listening to this song all these years later, it is still really catchy and it is really easy to get into your head. It is very nostalgic as to what music used to be in the pop world and its nice to hear it.

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