On this day in 2000: Madison Avenue's Don't Call Me Baby debuts at Number 1

Plus look back at the Top 40 this week in 2000, including tracks by Tom Jones, Toni Braxton and Heather Small.

Back in the early '00s, one way of ensuring your single would be a hit was by getting heavy rotation on music video channels.

And if you spent your days flicking between MTV Hits, The Box, TMF in the UK in 2000, one video that was unavoidable was Madison Avenue's Don't Call Me Baby. It certainly did the trick though, as the track stormed to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart precisely 19 years ago this week. 

Madison Avenue were a short-lived Australian duo comprising of writer/producer Andy Van Dorselaer and singer Cheyne Coates - she was the one delivering a sassy dance routine in said video.

Don't Call Me Baby charged to the top spot with opening-week sales of 93,794, knocking the previous week's Number 1 - Britney Spears' Oops! I Did It Again - down to second place. The tracks' total combined sales stand at 434,000, and it seems some of you are still enjoying it - last week 34 people downloaded the song and it picked up 63,000 streams in the UK. 

But what became of Madison Avenue? They followed up their Number 1 with Top 10 hit Who The Hell Are You?, but they called it quits shortly after their album, called The Polyester Embassy, stalled at Number 74. It was probably for the best, as they were never going to top that album title, were they?

Still, Madison Avenue leave a legacy of two solid pop songs, and this incredible Top Of The Pops performance (and this one where she dances around a glass of water):

Elsewhere in the Top 40 this week in 2000, Tom Jones notched up his seventeenth Top 10 hit with Sex Bomb new at Number 3, and Heather Small's enduring anthem Proud landed at Number 16 - sadly that would be its peak.

View the Official Singles Chart Top 100 from this week in 2000 in full