Samantha Mumba - Gotta Tell You

In an era when countless pop princesses like Britney, Christina, Jessica and Mandy ruled, one girl cashed in on it. Negative much? Not. Samantha Mumba had a great head start in the music biz, being managed by none other than Louis Walsh, the mastermind behind Westlife, Boyzone and other successful artists.

When this song was released, she became one of the few UK acts to have a successful single in the US when it peaked at number four on the Billboard charts. The song immediately became a worldwide hit, and she was catapulted to stardom. Countless TV performances followed, and the moderately successful UK singles came again, although she failed to chart again in the US, apart from 'Baby Come On Over' and 'I'm Right Here', which peaked at 49 and 80 respectively.

The song itself is truly a pop masterpiece, danceable and catchy. It put her right beside Britney and Christina, even for just one single. To tell you the truth, I do like her better than Britney, but Christina's vocals are still the best out of the three. The only downside to this though is that the more I listen to it, the more I start getting sick of it. Still, I love it, and the dance routine is typical pop, I can't really explain it, just watch this:

Six more singles were released after the smash hit, and her planned sophomore album never materialized, although tracks(which are amazing) leaked. She was a contestant on Dancing on Ice but was eliminated during the third week and she was in a reality show where Harvey Goldsmith attempted to revive her career. I seriously can't wait to get more stuff from her!

My rating? 4.3


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