These six acts were more the second rung of UK pop, the type of acts whose singles would generally enter high thanks to a loyal fanbase but drop down the charts quickly. However, all six of them hold a place in my heart to some extent and the concert should make for a fascinating live experience and it will be interesting to see if they actually sing live! Rather than going into great detail about each act, as this will be documented during the show's run, I'm going to pinpoint my personal favourite single from each act, they all had at least one that I loved. Feel free to comment below if you disagree, I know I've made some unorthodox choices in some cases!
B*Witched - To You I Belong
Starting with the formerly denim-clad Irish quartet. To You I Belong was the girls' third UK No.1 single, topping the charts in the week before Xmas 1998. A stunning Celtic ballad, I'd actually comfortably place this inside my top 20 songs of the 1990s, gorgeous.
911 - Private Number
Before the crap flop Wonderland, 911 rounded off their career with a trio of cover versions that all went top three in the UK, their excellent take on More Than A Woman, their less good version of A Little Bit More (their only UK #1) and this fantastic version of the William Bell song Private Number, which featured uncredited vocals from Natalie Jordan. It went to #3 in May 1999 and deserves some attention!
5ive - Until The Time Is Through
Atomic Kitten - Eternal Flame
Liberty X feat Rev Run - Song 4 Lovers
Honeyz - End Of The Line
Of all the acts featured in The Big Reunion, the presence of the Honeyz surprised me. The only one of these acts to have not scored a UK #1 single, they seemed to be in a slightly lower league to the rest. That said, I always thought they were pretty great - all five of their top ten singles are underrated and forgotten classics, espeically their debut single Finally Found and the ever so slightly better End Of The Line.
So fingers crossed that most of these songs get performed on the night, although I wouldn't actually be surprised if most were missed out in favour of the likes of C'est La Vie, Bodyshakin', Keep On Movin' Whole Again, Just A Little and Finally Found - the signature hits of those respective groups! The TV show should continue to make fascinating viewing though!