- Film And TV
- 13 Mar 23
Hitting cinema screens on Friday March 17th, the South London rom-com Rye Lane boasts a serious soundtrack! Over the next five days, we’ll reveal some of the highlights.
From yearning start (“Why does my soul feel glad today?”) to equally yearning finish (“Is there any way I could stay in your arms?), ‘If You’re Not The One’ helped to make a naughties pop superstar out of British-New Zealand singer Daniel Bedingfield, whose kid sister Natasha soon joined him in the upper reaches of the charts.
Apparently inspired by listening to Westlife, and showcasing Bedingfield’s marvellously impressive falsetto, ‘If You’re Not The One' seemed to be playing every time you switched-on the radio in 2003, with its parent album, Gotta Get Thru This, a must-have for all lovestruck teenagers – and a few older folk too!
An uber-power ballad, it knocked Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty’ off the top spot in the UK, hit No.1 in Denmark, No.2 in Ireland and New Zealand, and also went top 20 in the United States, as well as a host of other countries. It also opened the door for Bedingfield to win the Best British Male category at the Brit Awards in 2004 and the award for Most Performed Song at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards 2004 in the US.
Twenty years on, the track sounds as fresh and vital as it did then, with a whole new generation set to discover ‘If You’re Not The One’s sensual delights, courtesy of its inclusion on the Rye Lane soundtrack. Once heard, it can never be forgotten!
• Rye Lane is a brand new British romantic comedy, set in the uber cool, multi-cultural melting pot of Peckham, in London. Directed by the super-talented Raine Allen-Miller, and starring Vivian Oparah as Yas and David Johnson as Dom, it promises to be one of the feel good hits of the year, with the brilliant soundtrack adding immensely to the charm factor.
Here’s one of the smash hit records to start with – over to you, Daniel!
• Rye Lane is in cinemas from March 17. Book tickets here.
- Film And TV
- 19 Feb 20