Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles considered the most popular and influential group in the history of popular music, his songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife and Denny Laine. McCartney is one of performers of all time. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an 18-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, as of 2009 he had 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all received appointment as Members of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and, in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music.
McCartney is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$1.2 billion. McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music, he has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism and music education. He is the father of five children. James Paul McCartney was born on 18 June 1942 in Walton Hospital, England, where his mother, Mary Patricia, had qualified to practise as a nurse, his father, James McCartney, was absent from his son's birth due to his work as a volunteer firefighter during World War II. McCartney has one younger brother named a stepsister, Ruth; the children were baptised in their mother's Catholic faith though their father was a former Protestant, who had turned agnostic. Religion was not emphasised in the household. McCartney attended Stockton Wood Road Primary School in Speke from 1947 until 1949, when he transferred to Joseph Williams Junior School in Belle Vale because of overcrowding at Stockton.
In 1953, with only three others out of ninety examinees, he passed the 11-Plus exam, meaning he could attend the Liverpool Institute, a grammar school rather than a secondary modern school. In 1954, he met schoolmate George Harrison on the bus from his suburban home in Speke; the two became friends. McCartney's mother, was a midwife and the family's primary wage earner, she rode a bicycle to her patients. On 31 October 1956, when McCartney was 14, his mother died of an embolism. McCartney's loss became a point of connection with John Lennon, whose mother, had died when he was 17. McCartney's father was a trumpet pianist, who had led Jim Mac's Jazz Band in the 1920s, he kept an upright piano in the front room, encouraged his sons to be musical and advised McCartney to take piano lessons. However, McCartney preferred to learn by ear; when McCartney was 11, his father encouraged him to audition for the Liverpool Cathedral choir, but he was not accepted. McCartney joined the choir at St Barnabas' Church, Mossley Hill.
McCartney received a nickel-plated trumpet from his father for his fourteenth birthday, but when rock and roll became popular on Radio Luxembourg, McCartney traded it for a £15 Framus Zenith acoustic guitar, since he wanted to be able to sing while playing. He found it difficult to play guitar right-handed, but after noticing a poster advertising a Slim Whitman concert and realising that Whitman played left-handed, he reversed the order of the strings. McCartney wrote his first song, "I Lost My Little Girl", on the Zenith, composed another early tune that would become "When I'm Sixty-Four" on the piano. American rhythm and blues influenced him, Little Richard was his schoolboy idol. At the age of fifteen on 6 July 1957, McCartney met John Lennon and his band, the Quarrymen, at the St Peter's Church Hall fête in Woolton; the Quarrymen played a mix of rock and roll and skiffle, a type of popular music with jazz and folk influences. Soon afterwards, the members of the band invited McCartney to join as a rhythm guitarist, he formed a close working relationship with Lennon.
Harrison joined in 1958 as lead guitarist, followed by Lennon's art school friend Stuart Sutcliffe on bass, in 1960. By May 1960 the band had tried several names, including Johnny and the Moondogs and the Silver Beetles, they adopted the name the Beatles in August 1960 and recruited drummer Pete Best shortly before a five-engagement residency in Hamburg. The Beatles were informally represented by Allan Williams. In 1961, Sutcliffe left McCartney reluctantly became their bass player. While in Hamburg, they recorded professionally for the first time and were credited as the Beat Brothers, who were the backing band for English singer Tony Sheridan on the single "My Bonnie"; this resulted in attention from Brian Epstein, w
Sail On, Sailor
"Sail On, Sailor" is a song by American rock band the Beach Boys from their 1973 album Holland. It was written by Brian Wilson, Ray Kennedy, Tandyn Almer, Jack Rieley, Van Dyke Parks, it was released as a single in 1973, backed with "Only with You", peaked at number 79 on the American singles charts. A 1975 reissue charted higher, at number 49. According to Jon Stebbins, "It is the only perennial Beach Boys favorite to still thrive in the classic rock and album rock FM radio formats of the present." Van Dyke Parks elaborated upon Wilson's role in the compositional process: "I went over to Brian's with my new and told him the name of the tune and sang those intervals, he pumped out the rest of that song." He explains: "That was a tough moment for me. I just went over to see how he was, he wasn't good. Of course, you couldn't tell that from this song, because it represents such hope, but it came out of a difficult time." Wilson said of the song: "Van Dyke inspired this one. We worked on it originally.
By the time the Beach Boys recorded it, the lyrics were all over the place. But I love how this song rocks."There exists a recording of Parks and Wilson writing the song on Wilson's piano. According to Parks, "it's clear from the contents that I authored the words and the musical intervals to'Sail on Sailor.' It's clear that I composed the bridge, played them, taught them to Brian." In the liner notes written for the 2000 reissue of Holland, Scott McCaughey said that the song was written by Wilson with his friends Tandyn Almer and Ray Kennedy, that Parks "structur the song and add a middle-eight" before Rieley contributed a last minute lyric revision. In 2015, Wilson remembered "writing ` Sailor' with a guy named Ray Kennedy. I wrote the music and he wrote the lyrics."Wilson biographer Peter Ames Carlin stated that the song was co-written by Wilson and Parks in 1971, with Kennedy and Almer's lyrical contributions dating from impromptu sessions at Danny Hutton's house during the epoch. Kennedy recalled that "Sail On, Sailor" had been intended by Wilson for Three Dog Night, that he had written the song with Wilson over the course of three days in 1970: "We went in and cut the basic tracks with Three Dog Night.
Brian got up with a razor blade and cut the tapes and said,'Only Ray Kennedy or Van Dyke Parks can do this song.' And he left. We all stood there looking at each other going,'What?' He called me every day after that, I wouldn't talk to him. Three or four years I heard it on the radio and went,'Who's that?'" Beach Boys archivist Craig Slowinski credits music to Wilson with the majority of lyrics from Rieley and some from Parks and Kennedy. When the Beach Boys submitted the original version of Holland to Warner Brothers in October 1972, the album was rejected by the company for lacking a potential hit single. After discussion among Warner executives, Parks said that he had the aforementioned tape of "Sail On, Sailor", suggested that the song could be recorded as the album's lead track; the label enjoined the Beach Boys to drop what the company perceived as the weakest track and replace it with the song. Parks commented: "I'm glad that every one came out of their little rooms to claim co-writing credit on that song.
But I never questioned it, just as I never questioned the various claims on the residuals." Vocals for "Sail On, Sailor" were recorded in late October 1972, some time after the Beach Boys had left Holland. According to Steven Gaines, Wilson "tinker with the song, trying to make it perfect as he had with'Good Vibrations' and Smile"; this development left the basic track to be recorded by Brian's brother Carl and ex-Flame and then-Beach Boys members Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin. The lead vocal was first attempted by Dennis Wilson, who sang the vocal once before leaving to go surfing. Carl was the next to attempt a vocal, but he suggested that Chaplin make an attempt. After two takes, Carl decided. Brian acknowledged himself being "grossly incompetent" with the song, failing to show up at its backing vocals session, but giving some instructions by phone. Sourced from Scott McCaughey and Craig Slowinski; the Beach BoysBlondie Chaplin – lead and backing vocals, bass Ricky Fataar – backing vocals, drums Carl Wilson – backing vocals, lead guitar, electric piano Brian Wilson – possible pianoAdditional musiciansGerry Beckley – backing vocals Billy Hinsche – backing vocals Tony Martin – backing vocals, steel guitar The song was featured in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film The Departed, on the motion picture soundtrack CD.
1976 – KGB, KGB 1977 – Steve Hunter, Swept Away 1980 – Ray Kennedy, Ray Kennedy 1995 – Golden Earring, Love Sweat 1996 – Shawn Colvin, Head Above Water 2002 – The Bluetones, "After Hours" 2002 – Sting with Lulu, Together 2003 – Jimmy Buffett, Meet Me In Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
The Greatest Hits (Lulu album)
The Greatest Hits is a 2003 Lulu album charting her 40-year career in music from 1964's UK top-ten hit "Shout" through 2002's "We've Got Tonight," a UK top-five duet with Ronan Keating. It covers everything in between, including her 1967 US No. 1 Hit "To Sir With Love", the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest winner "Boom Bang-a-Bang", the 1974 James Bond theme "The Man with the Golden Gun", the 1993 UK No. 1 Hit "Relight My Fire". The album combines her UK hits such as "The Boat That I Row" and "The Man Who Sold The World", as well as her successful singles in the US like "Oh Me Oh My" and "I Could Never Miss You". Tracks from her 2002 album Together are featured, including duets with Elton John and Sting; the final track, "First Of May" is a duet with her former husband Maurice Gibb, taken from her "An Audience With Lulu" ITV television special, making it the only song which debuted on the CD. In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at No. 35 and spent 2 weeks on the UK Albums Chart
Sir Cliff Richard, is a British pop singer, performer and philanthropist. Richard has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, he has total sales of over 21 million singles in the United Kingdom and is the third-top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley. Richard was marketed as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Elvis and Little Richard. With his backing group, the Shadows, Richard dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s to early 1960s, his 1958 hit single "Move It" is described as Britain's first authentic rock and roll song. Increased focus on his Christianity and subsequent softening of his music led to a more middle-of-the-road image and he sometimes ventured into contemporary Christian music. Over a career spanning 60 years, Richard has amassed many gold and platinum discs and awards, including two Ivor Novello Awards and three Brit Awards. More than 130 of his singles, albums and EPs have reached the UK more than any other artist.
Richard has had 67 UK top the second highest total for an artist behind Elvis. Richard holds the record as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades, he has achieved 14 UK number-one singles, is the only singer to have had a number-one single in the UK in five consecutive decades. Richard has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore". In Canada, he had a successful period in the early 1960s, again in the late 1970s and early 1980s with some releases certified gold and platinum, he has remained a popular music and television personality in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Europe and Asia, retains a following in other countries. Richard has been a resident in the United Kingdom for most of his life, though in 2010, he confirmed that he had become a citizen of Barbados; when not touring, he divides his time between Portugal. Harry Rodger Webb was born in British India at King George's Hospital, Victoria Street, in Lucknow, part of British India.
His parents were Rodger Oscar Webb, a manager for a catering contractor that serviced the Indian Railways, the former Dorothy Marie Dazely. Richard is of English heritage, but he had one great-grandmother, of half Welsh and half Spanish descent, born of a Spanish great-great-grandmother named Emiline Joseph Rebeiro; the Webb family lived near the main shopping centre of Hazratganj. Dorothy's mother served as the dormitory matron at the La Martiniere Girls' School. Richard has three sisters, Joan and Donna. In 1948, following Indian independence, the family embarked on a three-week sea voyage to Tilbury, England aboard the SS Ranchi; the Webbs moved from comparative wealth in India, where they lived in a company-supplied flat at Howrah near Calcutta, to a semi-detached house in Carshalton. Harry Webb attended Stanley Park Juniors, in Carshalton. In 1949 his father obtained employment in the credit control office of Thorn Electrical Industries and the family moved in with other relatives in Waltham Cross, where he attended Kings Road Junior Mixed Infants School until a three-bedroom council house in Cheshunt was allocated to them in 1950, at 12 Hargreaves Close.
He attended Cheshunt Secondary Modern School from 1952 to 1957.. As a member of the top stream, he stayed on beyond the minimum leaving age to take GCE Ordinary Level examinations and gained a pass in English literature, he started work as a filing clerk for Atlas Lamps. A development of retirement flats, Cliff Richard Court, has been named after him in Cheshunt. Harry Webb became interested in skiffle, his father bought him a guitar at 16 and in 1957 he formed the school vocal harmony group The Quintones, before singing in the Dick Teague Skiffle Group. Harry Webb became lead singer of the Drifters; the 1950s entrepreneur Harry Greatorex wanted the up-and-coming rock'n' roll singer to change from his real name of Harry Webb. The name Cliff was adopted as it sounded like "cliff face", which suggested "Rock", it was "Move It" writer Ian Samwell who suggested the surname "Richard" as a tribute to Webb's musical hero Little Richard. Before their first large-scale appearance, at the Regal Ballroom in Ripley, Derbyshire in 1958, they adopted the name "Cliff Richard and the Drifters".
The four members were Harry Webb, Ian "Sammy" Samwell on guitar, Terry Smart on drums and Norman Mitham on guitar. None of the other three played with the and better known Shadows, although Samwell wrote songs for Richard's career. For his debut session, Norrie Paramor provided Richard with "Schoolboy Crush", a cover of an American record by Bobby Helms. Richard was permitted to record one of his own songs for the B-side. For the "Move It" session, Paramor used the session guitarist Ernie Shears on lead guitar and Frank Clark on bass. There are various stories about. One is.
Shame, Shame, Shame (Shirley & Company song)
"Shame, Shame" is a 1974 hit song written by Sylvia Robinson, performed by American disco band Shirley & Company and released on the Vibration label. The lead singer is Shirley Goodman, the male vocalist is Jesus Alvarez; the track, with its prominent use of the Bo Diddley beat, was one of the first international disco hits and reached number 12 on the Billboard charts. It hit number one on the soul singles chart for one week; the phrase "got my sun roof down, got my diamonds in the back" appeared as "diamond in the back, sun roof top" in William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful for What You Got" in 1974. "Shame, Shame" stayed at number one on the disco/dance charts for four weeks. It was, the sole success of this one-hit wonder band: a full-length album Shame, Shame was subsequently recorded and was released in 1975. Shirley Goodman was one half of Shirley and Lee who had enjoyed a major hit 18 years earlier, in 1956, with the song "Let The Good Times Roll" for Aladdin Records; the saxophone solo was by Seldon Powell.
Linda Fields & The Funky Boys covered a nearly identical sounding version, released as a single in 1975. This version appears on several disco compilations and is confused with the original, their version charted concurrently with the original in New Zealand, reaching #24. In 1974, The Rolling Stones recorded the song but never released. Tina Charles covered the song; the song was sung on The Cher Show by Cher and Tina Turner in 1975. Polish-Swedish singer Izabella Scorupco recorded a cover version of the song in 1992, a charted hit in a number of European countries, it appears on an extended version of her 1991 album Iza. In 1992, the song was covered by British-American singer Sinitta, it was peaked at number 28 in the United Kingdom. It was included on her third studio album Naughty Naughty; the A-Teens recorded a cover of the song for their album New Arrival. Henri Salvador recorded a French version of the song, with the title "J'aime tes g'noux". In the film Pride, Jonathan Blake impresses the town of Onllwyn by disco dancing to the song.
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We've Got Tonite
"We've Got Tonite" is a song written by American Bob Seger, from his 1978 album Stranger in Town. The single record charted twice for multiple times for other artists as well; the song developed from an earlier Seger composition entitled "This Old House" which featured the same chords as "We've Got Tonite" although the earlier song had a different melody. Seger overhauled "This Old House" into "We've Got Tonite" the day after seeing the 1973 film The Sting which features a conversation between the Robert Redford character and a woman he's attracted to played by Dimitra Arliss who says: "I don't know you': Redford's response: "You know me. It's two in the morning and I don't know nobody", caused an emotional response in Seger manifested in the overhauled song lyrics."We've Got Tonite" was not recorded until the 1976 sessions for Seger's Night Moves album and was held off that album as Seger felt it was not a thematic fit. One of five Stranger... tracks recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, "We've Got Tonite" served as the album's third single, reaching No. 13 on the US pop charts: in the UK, the original version would chart twice, reaching No. 41 in 1979, reaching No. 22 as a 1995 re-release - as "We've Got Tonight" - to promote a Greatest Hits album: in 1982, a live version - entitled "We've Got Tonite" - from the in-concert album Nine Tonight reached No. 60 UK.
Since the passing of his mother Charlotte Seger, Seger has made a point of always including "We've Got Tonite" in his live setlist, as it was her favorite of Seger's compositions. In 1983, American country-pop star Kenny Rogers recorded the song as a duet with Scottish pop star Sheena Easton, made it the title track of his album We've Got Tonight. Both Rogers and Easton were on the roster of EMI America-Liberty Records and their collaboration on "We've Got Tonight" was at the firm suggestion of label chairman Larry Mazza who hoped to restore Easton to chart ascendancy. Mazza was the president of Capitol Records the label of release for the Bob Seger original. Rogers - who'd state: "I liked the idea of recording with Sheena: I thought the contrast in styles - I'm so throaty and she's so trained and pure - would work well" - himself had phoned Easton to pitch their dueting on the song on 23 December 1982: the two singers met up on Christmas Eve to rehearse the song with a piano, six days going into the studio, with the completed track "going to radio" nine days after that.
Easton would assert that it was the song choice which appealed to her, while allowing Rogers to be "a good singer with a distinctive voice" who she found "always helpful and co-operative" in the studio, debunking insider reports that the ten day recording session for the track was a stormy one with Rogers overtly disliking Easton's high-pitched vocals. Easton's contribution to the track would prove a bone of critical contention: whereas Rolling Stone critic Christopher Connelly would dismiss the Easton/Rogers duet of "We've Got Tonight" as "shrieking insensitive", Jerseyite critic Jim Bohen would lament how Rogers "who sounds good duetting with women" was defeated by "Easton's nails-across-the-blackboard voice", Dennis Hunt would prefer the Rogers/Easton take to the Seger original due to a "very appealing" "blend of contrasting voices, his deep and hers high" adding that "Rogers, never known for his vocal power, stretches to match Easton, his finest vocal performance", AllMusic critic Joe Viglione would opine that Easton's "splendid voice reaching the high registers over Kenny's familiar monotone...really makes special."A number one hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart, "We've Got Tonight" reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, number two on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart reaching the top 30 in the United Kingdom.
It's hard to imagine anyone singing "We've Got Tonight,- one of the great ballads of the'70s, better than Seger himself. But an unlikely duo, Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton, surpass Seger with a stirring version that's in the Top 10; the blend of contrasting voices—his deep and hers high—is appealing. Bob Seger's The song's composer and original singer Bob Seger would say of the Rogers/Easton version of the song: "I know my mom will love it." Rebranded as a Country & Western song due to the Rogers/Easton duet, "We've Got Tonight" would be honored by ASCAP as the Most Performed Country Song of 1983, with Seger, an iconic Detroit rocker acknowledging the honor by attending the October 1984 ASCAP Country Music Awards fête held at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Kenny Rogers – lead vocals Sheena Easton – lead vocals Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar David Foster – acoustic piano, electric piano Nathan East – bass guitar Michael Baird – drums Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangement Humberto Gatica – engineer "We've Got Tonight" was remade by Irish singer Ronan Keating and Scottish singer Lulu for Lulu's twelfth studio album Together released in 2002, with the track appearing on Keating's second studio album Destination.
The Together album, consisting of tracks pairing Lulu with a variety of "name" duet partners, was a comeback vehicle for Lulu designed by top entertainment impresario Louis Walsh whom the singer had signed on with in 2000: three of the acts the album paired Lulu with: Samantha Mumba and Keating, were protégées of Walsh. However Keating has stated that Lulu herself recruited him to duet with her:"I said'Yeah, as long as you let me pick the song!' I picked...one of my all time favorite love songs". Both the Together and Destination albums were released in the spring of 2002: it was decided to forego any single releases of of
Atomic Kitten are a British pop girl group formed in Liverpool in 1998 whose current members are Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon. The group was founded by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark members Andy McCluskey and Stuart Kershaw, who served as principal songwriters during Atomic Kitten's early years; the group's debut album Right Now was released in October 2000 and charted at number 39 in the United Kingdom. After five top ten singles, original member Kerry Katona quit – four weeks before "Whole Again" reached number one in the UK Singles Chart – and was replaced by former Precious singer Jenny Frost. "Whole Again" became the group's most successful single, staying at number one for four weeks in the UK and six weeks in Germany, reaching number one in many other territories. The group re-released their debut album, with some tracks re-recorded with Frost's vocals: it peaked at number one in the UK and was certified double platinum after selling over 600,000 copies. Between 2002 and 2004, the group released a further two studio albums, Feels So Good and Ladies Night, a greatest hits album before announcing a break following their 2004 tour.
To date the group have had three UK number-one singles: "Whole Again", the fourth-best-selling song of all time by a girl group in the UK. They have sold over 10 million records worldwide. After making sporadic appearances in 2006 and 2008, it was announced that McClarnon and Katona would reunite for the ITV2 series The Big Reunion, alongside five other pop groups of their time: B*Witched, Liberty X, Honeyz and 911. Frost was unable to take part in the comeback because of her pregnancy, but Hamilton has since said that Frost would be welcomed back if she wanted to rejoin the group in the future. Katona left the group for a second time in December 2017 leaving the group as a duo. Atomic Kitten was first conceived in 1998 by British musician Andy McCluskey, best known as the frontman of new wave group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Karl Bartos of Kraftwerk suggested he create a new band as a vehicle for his songs following the 1996 dissolution of OMD, who were rendered "totally out of fashion" by the prevalence of Britpop.
McCluskey founded Atomic Kitten alongside fellow OMD member Stuart Kershaw, the pair would serve as principal songwriters on the group's studio recordings in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The lineup featured Liz McClarnon, Kerry Katona, Heidi Range, but did not have a name. In her autobiography Too Much, Too Young: My Story of Love and Celebrity, Katona mentions that they pondered names such as Exit and Honeyheads, before settling on Automatic Kitten, the title of a fashion label owned by a clothing designer called Mary Lamb; when Katona went home to tell her mother all about the band, her mother's friend "Bob the Leg" was there. He was unable to pronounce "Automatic Kitten" and kept saying "Atomic Kitten". Katona liked the name and told her bandmates about it—they all felt the same way and the name stuck. Range quit because of artistic differences and was replaced by Natasha Hamilton. Range went on to have success with the Sugababes; the group's debut single, "Right Now", was released in late-November 1999 and reached number ten on the UK Singles Chart.
Their second single, "See Ya" followed in March 2000 and was an bigger success, reaching number six. Following this initial success, Atomic Kitten performed an Asian tour and scored their first number-one hit there with "Cradle". In 2000 they recorded a cover of "The Locomotion" for the movie Thomas and the Magic Railroad; the album titled Right Now, was first released in Japan on 16 March 2000 and subsequently released in the United Kingdom on 23 October 2000 following the release of two further singles, "I Want Your Love" and "Follow Me", with a modified track list. The album was unsuccessful upon its first release, peaking at number 39 on the UK Albums Chart. There were no initial plans to focus on the global market and Atomic Kitten's label, Innocent Records, was considering dropping them because of their limited success. However, the record company was persuaded to let the group release one more single from the album; that single, "Whole Again", became their first number-one hit in the United Kingdom and stayed at the top for four consecutive weeks.
Due to this success, "Whole Again" was released globally, reached number one in 18 other countries, including 6 weeks in Germany and New Zealand and 27 weeks at number one in the Republic of Moldova. The song and video for "Whole Again" featured Kerry Katona, but several days before the single's release, she left because of her pregnancy. Former Precious singer Jenny Frost replaced her in the line-up and the single's music video was re-shot; the Katona-Frost switch led to the decision to re-record and re-release the Right Now album which went to number one in the UK in August 2001, was certified double Platinum. The album reached the Top 10 in several European countries, including Germany and Denmark, their next single, "Eternal Flame", a cover of The Bangles' 1989 hit, became their second number-one single in the UK and New Zealand and is featured in the film The Parole Officer and the So Far So Good DVD. Atomic Kitten's first album was repackaged with 3 brand-new tracks: "Eternal Flame", "You Are", "Tomorrow & Tonight" and includes vocals from Jenny Frost in "Whole Again".
It became their biggest single in Franc