Selling more than 40 million albums worldwide, The Corrs are without a doubt one of the most successful Irish groups in pop music history. Stemming from their debut album, Forgiven, Not Forgotten, their charming mix of traditional Irish folk and affable pop-rock dominated the airwaves in the late 90s, and arguably reached its commercial peak with the group’s second album, 1997’s Talk On Corners. A brother-and-sister sibling band comprising of Andrea Corr on vocals, Caroline Corr on drums, Sharon Corr on violin and Jim Corr on guitar, the best Corrs songs achieved then-unimaginable feats by bringing Irish folk to the masses with emotive lyrics and captivating melodies that won the hearts of millions the world over.
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10: I Never Loved You Anyway (from ‘Talk On Corners’, 1997)
Though it only reached No.43 in the UK upon its release as the second single from Talk On Corners, I Never Loved You Anyway is a fine demonstration of The Corrs’ ability to mix pop and rock music with Celtic finesse. “We’ve always blended our Celtic influences with the songs we write,” Andrea Corr said in 2005. “That’s the root of one side of our music and our inspiration.” Once described by Andrea as an “F.U. song” written in Jim’s bedroom when the band were under pressure to write hits with other established songwriters, I Never Loved You Anyway was steered by Whitney Houston and Céline Dion producer David Foster, and led to Foster being nominated for Producer Of The Year at the 1999 Juno Awards.