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Bob Marley gave the songwriting credit for "No Woman No Cry" to his friend Vincent Ford, who ran a soup kitchen in Trenchtown, the area of Kingston where Marley grew up. This was co-written by Alison Clarkson, who previously had solo success with songs such as " Doin' The Do" under the name of Betty Boo. Popstars sold 306,631 copies in its first week, breaking yet another record for fastest-selling debut album.

By the time Hear'Say split up in 2002, the song had been certified double platinum for sales of over 1.During the summer of 2002, the group toured the UK radio roadshows circuit, where they were constantly booed and abused by members of the public, with a performance in Brighton being cut short due to the animosity concerned – evidence of the degree of public animosity that had built up. Hear'Say announced their split in October 2002, twenty months after their formation, citing "abuse from the public" as the main reason for their demise. Bridge over troubled water, a cover, but you only have to listen to this once to love it, and the third song - i can't stop thinking about it - a faster one. A representative for Hear'Say denied the reports, stating: "Everybody who is involved with Hear'Say will be sitting down this week to discuss the future.

The audition process was televised in segments of This Morning, an ITV daily morning show, mirroring the procedure during which the original members of Hear'Say were chosen. Hear'Say's popularity had been eclipsed by that of Liberty X, a band composed of the five other finalists of Popstars. The chorus has a fantastic hookline, and the melody is exactly as it says, pure and simple, which is why this song works. The judges reduced the contestants to a group of ten, before visiting each of them at their homes to reveal whether or not they had been selected for the group.

This followed on from a mini-series named Meet the Popstars which was intended to allow the public to get to know the group and their music away from the talent show format. Tabloids began reporting that Kym Marsh, who had gained attention due to her relationship with former EastEnders actor Jack Ryder, had left the band following feuds with bandmate Myleene Klass.

The song was co-written by Pete Kirtley, Tim Hawes and Betty Boo (under her real name of Alison Clarkson); however, nearly 14 years after the song was released, Linzi Martin of the band Girl Thing made the assertion that she was responsible for the majority of the song's composition, having written the verses after Pete Kirtley (her then boyfriend) had brought the chorus of the track to her as a gift. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles even recorded a parody version of "Pure and Simple" that included the song lyrics from these two songs. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.I dont know how people could say hear'say have no talent, after all wasn't it their voices that got them here in the first place? Hear'Say achieved instant fame, breaking chart records with their debut single " Pure and Simple" and the album Popstars.

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