Peak UK Chart Position: #1 in April 2001.
S Club 7 singer, and actress in her own right, Hannah Spearritt, celebrates her 36th birthday today. Born in Great Yarmouth, she first took to the stage aged twelve to perform in a local production of “Annie”, before auditioning for and becoming part of the National Youth Music Theatre – meeting future fellow S Club member Paul Cattermole along the way. S Club 7 were formed in 1998, initially as stars in the BBC television series Miami 7 – with music mogul Simon Fuller behind the concept and acting as their manager. Jo O’Meara, Bradley McIntosh, Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, and Rachel Stevens were the other five members.
In their four-year initial career, they scored four UK number ones – including debut “Bring It All Back” as well as “Never Had A Dream Come True” and “Have You Ever” – and had two hits credited to just S Club after Cattermole departed the group in 2002. The then six-piece called it a day in 2003, but 2008 saw a part-reformation when Cattermole, O’Meara, and McIntosh began performing together again. It wasn’t until 2014 that a full reunion took place, firstly for the fundraising event Children In Need, and then for a 2015 “Bring It All Back” tour. Either side of the reunion, Spearritt has found roles in ITV drama Primeval and the BBC’s long-running drama Casualty, as well as a range of movie and stage appearances.
Back to the group’s third chart-topper, and seventh single all-told. Here, “Don’t Stop Movin'” is performed – in their final appearance as a seven-piece in their first run – at the 2002 ‘Party At The Palace’, in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Live vocals, if not the best quality of audio mixing.