Chart Peak: 6
A record that makes me feel desperately out of touch: criticially acclaimed and a huge hit throughout the industrialised world, but to me it just sounds like a fairly standard-issue power ballad with a ludicrously OTT vocal. In fact, the whiny tone seems to completely subvert the lyric "Things can only get better" by making it sound less of a compliment than seems to be intended.
I'm not surprised people keep singing this on X-Factor, it's the sort of thing that works there.
Available on: As I Am
Charting 1997: 27th December
4 years ago