Friday, 2 November 2012

S Club 7 'Reach'

Chart Peak: 2

'Reach' is the fourth single release from top popsters S Club 7... The song is featured in the band's brand new TV series LA7 (follow-up to Miami 7) which follows the trials and tribulations of the seven friends as they seek their fortune on the West Coast of America.
No, it's not really called 'Reach For The Stars', that's just the lyric. And no, it wasn't really written by Ronnie Hazelhurst, despite his obituaries: mind you, the actual truth, that it was written by Cathy Dennis and one of Republica, isn't really that much less odd if you didn't already know they were in the songwriting game. It's a good upbeat realise-your-dreams kind of song, although for a cynical old grump like me that kind of sentiment has to work harder to impress me and I've always thought this song was only about 75% as good as it needed to be.

Also, that vamp that runs through the song always sounded distractingly familiar to me and I never worked out where from. I thought it was from the music Jasper Carrott used to use in his TV sketches, but none of the ones I found on YouTube were anything like it.

Also appearing on: Now 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 54 (as S Club), 55 (as S Club)
Available on: "7"

1 comment:

  1. Excellent to see 46 reviewed - for me the dominant memory of the music of this album is the end of primary school and the forthcoming start of the scary world of secondary. So compared to the following Now 47 the music of 46 feels like a completely different world.

    'Reach' is somewhat of a classic for my generation and feels very much like a hangover from the late 1990s rather than anything remotely resembling the forthcoming styles and genres the noughties would bring. Said vamp always reminds me of the Phil Collins version of 'You Can't Hurry Love' personally...