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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

5 Songs That Changed The World 

Bob Geldof reckons that music has the power to change the world. Mind you, he also reckons that not having the Spice Girls on the Live 8 bill is a good idea, so what does he know? Still, who knows? He might just be right and, as part of our build up to the Live 8 'extravaganza', we're suspending our cynicism and proudly present our look at the five songs that actually did manage to change the world. Today, Atomic Kitten and Cradle.

At the start of 2005, blindness caused by treatable illnesses blighted many African countries, poverty was rife across the world, many of those hit by the Asian tsunami were still struggling to cope with the aftermath of the disaster and no song called Cradle had ever charted in the UK top 10. Atomic Kitten realised that this was their big chance to make the world a better place and so, on February 14th, they released Cradle and donated all profits to the charity World Vision. Since this release, however, things have changed. Now a single called Cradle has reached the top ten. Just.

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how Atomic Kitten's Cradle managed to change the world. A bit.