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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20: Queen Of Hollywood (from ‘The Corrs Unplugged’, 1999)
With lyrics inspired by a TV documentary about prostitution and drugs in New York City, Queen Of Hollywood was written by Andrea Corr for The Corrs’ second album, Talk On Corners, though its most memorable recording emerged during the band’s performance on MTV Unplugged. By imagining the life of an aspiring actress who finds herself entangled in the gritty underworld of the city, Andrea paints a vivid portrait of dreams dashed against the harsh realities of urban life. “It’s really the tale of a girl pursuing a dream,” she said in a BBC interview in 2001, “and what it looks like on the outside and what actually is happening to her is not quite the same picture.”