Forgotten Songs! – This Week – No Way, No Way

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.


Vanilla – No Way, No Way

I did not expect to read about Forgotten Pop music in the book Hello World by Hannah Fry but that is exactly how I came across this song for the first time, that was at the beginning of this year as well. From the first listen, I am not a fan of this song but let us have a look behind the scenes of this song.

This was the first single by the British pop girl band Vanilla, which rumours have said was created to produce a parodic joke and an experiment to create an intentionally bad pop single.  The song No Way No Way was released on the 15th December 1997 under the record label of EMI. It was one of only two songs that the girl band had together.

The song No Way No Way sampled the musical stylings of the song Mah Nà Mah Nà by Piero Umiliani. For a song that has been considered one of the worst music videos ever (according to the ITV End of year chart show) it went into the UK singles at the position of number 14!

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