Pop sensations S Club 7 have recently announced that they will be hitting the road on their ‘Reunited’ UK tour in 2023. Here, we rank the group's best albums ahead of their highly-anticipated reunion. From fan favourites to underrated gems, we’ve got you covered.
Last updated: 22/02/23 at 10:00 am
As one of the most successful pop groups of the late 90s and early 2000s, S Club 7 has produced a number of hit singles and chart-topping albums that are still loved by fans today.
The group quickly became a global sensation, scoring four UK number one singles and one number one album in the five years they were together. They also won two BRIT Awards for ‘British Breakthrough Act’ and ‘British Single Of The Year’, as well as starring in their own TV show, which aired from 1999 to 2002.
With the announcement of their reunion tour and the group hinting that new music could be on the way for the first time in 20 years, it's the perfect time to take a look back at their discography and rank their best albums.
In this blog we will be ranking all of S Club 7's albums, taking into consideration their commercial success, critical acclaim, and overall impact on pop culture.
Keep reading to find out which album takes the top spot, as well as how you can secure VIP tickets to S Club 7’s upcoming ‘Reunited’ UK tour.
5. Seeing Double (2002)
At number five we have S Club 7’s 2002 album ‘Seeing Double’. Peaking at only number 17 on the UK Albums Chart, the album is considered by many to be S Club 7's weakest release.
‘Seeing Double’ was S Club's fourth and final studio album, and the record featured the group's more mature and sophisticated sound, after departing from their previous bubble-gum pop style.
The album was released not long after Paul Cattermole opted to leave the group in 2002, during a time when S Club were facing internal conflicts. The disruption within the group showed in the lacklustre production and uninspired songwriting.
While the record did include two top ten singles ‘Alive’ and ‘Love Ain’t Gonna Wait for You’, it failed to match the success of their previous albums, putting it at number five on our list.
Although it is considered the group's weakest release, ‘Seeing Double’ is still popular among S Club fans.
4. Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7 (2003)
While not technically a studio album, Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7 deserves a spot on this list for its importance in the group's discography. The album was released following the group's split in 2003 and serves as a reminder of their rise to superstardom in the late 90s and early 2000s.
It features all of their biggest hits from their four studio albums, including ‘Reach’, ‘Don't Stop Movin’ and ‘Never Had a Dream Come True’, and serves as a perfect introduction to their music for new fans.
It also included the new tracks ‘Say Goodbye’, ‘Everybody Get Pumped’ and ‘Rain’ which were previously unreleased by the group. ‘Say Goodbye’ was later released as a single and served as the band's emotional farewell message to their fans, and also features on our list of S Club 7’s top 10 greatest hits.
Overall, ‘Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7’ is a perfect showcase of the group's musical legacy and stands as a testament to their lasting impact on the pop music industry.
The album remains a favourite amongst fans and a nostalgic trip down memory lane for those who grew up listening to S Club 7's infectious music. The record was re-released in 2015 in line with the group's first reunion and is now back in the charts again ahead of their 2023 ‘Reunited’ tour.
3. Sunshine (2001)
Released in the summer of 2001, Sunshine was a feel-good album that perfectly captured the carefree spirit of the season. It was the group's third studio album and was the start of their shift into a more mature sound, while still retaining their dance-pop sensibilities.
The album features upbeat and lively pop songs, such as ‘Don't Stop Movin’, ‘You’ and ‘Have You Ever’, which became chart-topping hits in the UK and internationally.
The album also includes ballads such as ‘Stronger’ and ‘Show Me Your Colours’, which showcase the group's vocal range and ability to connect with their audience through emotional and heartfelt lyrics.
‘Sunshine’ was well-received by both critics and fans, peaking at number three on the charts and earning a 2x platinum certification. It was the record that really solidified S Club 7's status as one of the most successful pop groups of their time.
The album has a timeless quality, and its energetic and fun-loving spirit continues to resonate with new generations of listeners. While it may not be S Club 7's most ground-breaking album, it remains a fan favourite to this day.
2. S Club (1999)
At number two on our list, and just missing out on the top spot is S Club 7's debut album ‘S Club’. The group burst onto the scene in style with this massively successful record that was quintessential S Club and features their signature pop sound.
The album peaked at number two on the UK album charts and also produced four top ten singles ‘Bring It All Back’, ‘You’re My Number One’, 'Two In A Million’ and ‘S Club Party’.
'S Club' was a sizzling debut for the group, showcasing their youthful energy and harmonised vocals. It was a perfect introduction to the group's upbeat and positive sound and showcased their talent for creating fun and catchy pop songs.
The album is now certified platinum in 4 countries, including 2x platinum in the UK. The record remains a beloved album among fans of 90s pop music and is considered a classic of the genre, earning it a deserved second place on our list.
1. 7 (2000)
In our top spot, we have S Club 7's sensational sophomore album ‘7’. The hugely successful record built upon the group's upbeat pop sounds and also incorporated many elements of R&B and hip-hop soul.
The album was a showcase of S Club 7 at their very best, and shot straight to the top of the charts in the UK, giving the group their first and only number one album. The record also gained admiration in the USA, peaking at 69 in the Billboard 200 albums chart and being certified gold.
The album's fusion of different genres, such as R&B, funk, and hip-hop, gave it a dynamic and unique sound. It produced several blockbuster hit singles, including ‘Reach’ and ‘Natural’ which peaked at number two and three on the UK singles charts.
‘7' was a defining album for S Club 7, showcasing their strong vocals, infectious energy, and fun-loving personalities. It built upon the success of their debut album and cemented them as one of the most popular groups of their time.
How Can I Get VIP Tickets to See S Club 7 Live?
S Club 7 have just announced their 2023 ‘Reunited’ UK tour, marking their first live performances for almost nine years.
Tickets will go on sale Friday 17th of February at 10 am, and with generations of fans behind them, they are expected to sell out quickly. If you are a big supporter of the group or know someone who is, why not treat yourself to a VIP ticket package?
With VIP tickets, you will enjoy incredible stage views from your prime location premium padded seat as well as inclusions such as:*
- Fast-tracked entrance and exit
- VIP lounge access
- Exclusive bar access
- Inclusive drinks
- Delicious catering options
*Inclusions vary based on event, venue, date, and package.
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Due to popular demand the popstars have added two extra dates to their tour, at AO Arena, Manchester and Utilita Arena, Birmingham.
VIP Tickets for the extra dates will go on sale Friday 24th February at 10 am. Register your interest now on our website to be the first to get your hands on tickets!