t.A.T.u – All The Things She Said
8th Feb 2003
It may have been the girl-kissing which got t.A.T.u to no.1 but I’ll still count it as a triumph for fabulous Eastern Euro-pop. t.A.T.u, their tough, emotional song and all the furore around them created an image of modern Russians as mysterious, extreme and a little bit scary. Maybe they didn’t convert that many music fans to Europhilia, but they at least got a few people who wouldn’t normally dream of it, buying a CD by a band who would later go on to enter Eurovision. Who cares if they weren’t really lesbians, they did exactly what they aimed to and annoyed lots of old people with it – what more could you want from a pop band?