After casting aside his Boyzone cohorts, Ronan Keating set about conquering the music world as a solo performer, roping in a selection of top notch writers for his debut long player, imaginatively titled ‘Ronan’.
Though he hit the top of the charts in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand with his debut single ‘When You Say Nothing At All’, it was his summery second single ‘Life Is A Rollercoaster’ that continues to elicit that feel-good factor whenever it comes on the radio. A lot of the song’s feel, of course, comes down to New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander, who co-penned the track with Rick Nowels.
‘Rollercoaster’ was extraordinarily similar in sound and feel to New Radicals’ debut single ‘You Get What You Give’, which had achieved top 20 success locally in the year preceding Ronan’s release.
And Ronan spent much of the clip (above) spinning around. Sans tiny gold hot pants, naturally.