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Weekly Music Video

Today it's Too Close by Blue. They're a British boyband consisting of 4 members, Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Simon Webbe and Antony Costa. The boys formed the group in 2000 and released their debut single All Rise and album of the same name in 2001. They were kind of an updated Another Level! Blue were one of my favourite bands. :) My fave member was Lee and I liked Duncan as well.

They brought out 2 more albums, One Love (2002) and Guilty (2003) before taking a break in 2005. Some of their most successful singles were All Rise, Too Close and Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word featuring Elton John. In 2009 the band reformed and went on to represent the UK at Eurovision two years later. Their latest album is Roulette (2013) and they were part of The Big Reunion last year, a reality TV series about old pop groups reforming.

Too Close is my favourite Blue song. It was the 2nd single from All Rise and became their first No 1 single when it was released in August 2001. The song is a cover of the 1997 single by American boyband Next.*

                                                         Blue- Too Close

Check out a fan video of Blue performing Too Close with Natasha Hamilton from Atomic Kitten (another of my favourite groups), as part of the Big Reunion 2013 tour:

For Next's version click here:

Visit Blue's official site here:

*I haven't heard that many of Next's songs, I don't think they were that popular over here but I really liked Wifey, which is similar to Too Close. "Will you be my wifey?" lol.


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