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This Samantha Mumba Tune Has The 74th Best Chorus Of The 21st Century

By James Fenton

April 26, 2017 at 8:36am


To be fair, it was an absolute banger back in the day.

'Gotta Tell You' by Samantha Mumba has been placed at number 74 on Billboard Magazine's 'Top 100 Choruses Of The 21st Century'. 

The tune was the debut single for the Dubliner back in 2000 and reached number 4 in the US charts upon its release as well as number 1 here at home and number 2 in the UK. 

Speaking about the catchy chorus, the influential magazine said:

'When the strings crescendo into the hook of the Dublin pop sensation’s 2000 hit, Mumba’s chorus flows in like a waterfall. 

The urgency of the message (“Don’t wanna tell you this now, but it wouldn’t be right/ If I didn’t tell you this tonight”) inspired turn-of-the-century teens to pump the brakes and listen to their conscience before jumping in the sheets.'

Wait, that's what it was about?

Anyway, big congrats to Mumba whose hit finished ahead of songs by the likes of Sisqo, Celine Dion and Bruno Mars in the chart which was topped by Carly Rae Jepson's 'Call Me Maybe'.

Check out the full 'Top 100 Choruses Of The 21st Century' here

Altogether now...

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