Five

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Barnes & Noble - Rebecca Wallwork
Like Take That before them, these five lads from London perfected their own brand of boy-band grooves before bringing them stateside. R&B bass lines drive most of their songs, placing them in good company among a growing pool of artists who qualify as both soul and pop. Sure, the ballads are what bring tears to the fans' eyes, but it's when Five unleashes the funk that they really shine. Their radio hit "When the Lights Go Out," the basketball tribute "Slam Dunk (Da Funk)," and "It's the Things You Do" could entice almost anyone, detractors included, to hit the dance floor. It's no surprise, considering that Denniz Pop -- the late Swedish hit maker responsible ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Rebecca Wallwork
Like Take That before them, these five lads from London perfected their own brand of boy-band grooves before bringing them stateside. R&B bass lines drive most of their songs, placing them in good company among a growing pool of artists who qualify as both soul and pop. Sure, the ballads are what bring tears to the fans' eyes, but it's when Five unleashes the funk that they really shine. Their radio hit "When the Lights Go Out," the basketball tribute "Slam Dunk (Da Funk)," and "It's the Things You Do" could entice almost anyone, detractors included, to hit the dance floor. It's no surprise, considering that Denniz Pop -- the late Swedish hit maker responsible for Ace of Base's success -- was one of the funk-savvy producers behind this record.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Through the first half of the '90s, teen pop pretty much laid low, apart from Take That's dominance in England. They went virtually unheard in America, clocking in their only hit in 1995 minutes before they broke up, but they had enormous influence in the U.K., paving the way for the Spice Girls, All Saints, the Backstreet Boys, Boyzone -- and Five. Like Take That, Five is British and walks the line between rap-influenced dance-pop and adult contemporary ballads. Both sound a little calculating, but Take That had genuine charisma, which is something Five is still striving to achieve on their eponymous debut album. Charisma is something that could have carried them through the stretches of mediocre material, but it's not needed for the big guns -- "Slam Dunk Da Funk," "When the Lights Go Out" and "Got Da Feelin'." All three are expertly constructed singles that are delivered professionally by the group. They're infectious, catchy, perfect for the radio. They do leave a lingering impression that any similar boy band could have cut them and been equally successful, but this trio of singles show that, given the right producers and songwriters, Five is capable of turning out teen pop every bit as irresistible as *N Sync, even if they can't compete with Take That, the Backstreet Boys, and the Spice Girls which the rest of the album proves.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/1999
  • Label: Bmg Int'l
  • UPC: 743216223121
  • Catalog Number: 62231

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When the Lights Go Out - 5ive (4:06)
  2. 2 That's What You Told Me - 5ive (3:41)
  3. 3 It's the Thing You Do - 5ive (3:34)
  4. 4 When I Remember When - 5ive (4:02)
  5. 5 Slam Dunk (Da Funk) - 5ive (3:35)
  6. 6 Satisfied - 5ive (4:13)
  7. 7 It's All Over - 5ive (4:11)
  8. 8 Partyline 555-On-Line - 5ive (4:19)
  9. 9 Until the Time Is Through - 5ive (4:14)
  10. 10 Everybody Get Up - 5ive (3:25)
  11. 11 My Song - 5ive (3:51)
  12. 12 Got the Feelin' - 5ive (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Five Primary Artist
Chuck Anthony Guitar
Joe Belmaati Keyboards
Max Martin Background Vocals
Nana Hedin Background Vocals
Esbjörn Öhrwall Guitar
Tue Roh fender rhodes
Tomas Lindberg Bass Guitar
Arden Hart Keyboards
Andreas Carlsson Background Vocals
Ingemar Woody Guitar
Jeanette Söderholm Background Vocals
Herbie ? Background Vocals
Maryth ? Background Vocals
Per Aldeheim Guitar
Aliway Background Vocals
Jair-Rohm Parker Wells Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Matz Nilsson Engineer
Cutfather Producer, Remixing
Eliot Kennedy Producer
Tim Lever Producer
Denniz Pop Producer, Executive Producer
Robin Sellars Engineer
Nigel Wright Remastering
Mike Percy Producer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Mark Burdett Art Direction
David H. Walters Engineer
Kristian Lawing Producer
Joe Belmaati Programming, Engineer
Max Martin Producer
Fred DeFaye Engineer
Lee McCutcheon Contributor, Remix Programmer
Tue Roh String Arrangements
Matthew Sime Engineer
Steve Mac Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Scott Robinson Contributor
Tim Laws Producer
Arden Hart Programming
Sean Conlon Contributor
J. ? Contributor
ABS Contributor
Rich Neville Contributor
Biff Producer
Joe ? Producer, Remixing
Jake ? Producer
Aliway Vocal Arrangements
Simon Cowell Executive Producer
Richard "Biff" Stannard Composer, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The other version of the album has more songs :)

    The other 5ive album has more songs - we may not have 'When i remember when' but we do have: slam dunk da funk, when the lights go out, everybody get up, got the feelin', it's the things you do, human (the 5ive remix), until the time is through, satisfied, partyline 555-on-line, that's what you told me, it's all over, don't you want it, shake, cold sweat, straight up funk, my song, switch, :)But, on the whole, both versions are one of my better buys; the worst being Billie: never listened to it more than once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5ive just smashin'!!

    5ive has funk, pop and a bit of rap..it's unique...if ya don't have this album..what are ya waitin' for...I give it 5 fingers up...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    five are the best

    i love five always and forever!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5ive is the best band in the world and everyone should run out and get this ablum b/c it is da domb diggity!!!!!

    Wow!!! Percect 5 stars!!!! This album doesn't have a song on it that I do not like. If you like pop music then this is the album for you to get. Yeah I am talking to you, GO NOW!!!! get it..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rockin' Songs

    Five is a cool band that will shake up your world.COOL!!

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