A*TEENS : Upside Down
A group that started as the ‘Abba Teens’ in 1998 went on to become pOp sensations A*Teens, and over the course of the next eight years went on to sell more than six million albums throughout the world. This was arguably their best and biggest hit (even reaching the No.6 spot in the United States)! ‘Upside Down’ was released in 2000 as the first single from the group’s second album ‘Teen Spirit’ and the video for it was as fresh and colourful as the band’s members themselves! With bright pastel colours in spades, the four members of the Swedish act (Marie, Amit, Dhani and Sara) are quite literally ‘bouncing off the ceiling’ (and the walls and the floor) as they sing about being way behind in their schoolwork all because of a schoolyard crush! Then they drive flashy cars (they were all 16 or 17 at the time and it’s illegal to drive in Sweden without someone at least 24 years of age by your side), they have dance routines (obligatory for all good pOp videos) and they all look great on camera.
Sadly, the band officially disbanded in 2006 and all members have since gone onto solo careers with varying degrees of success.