Pop Gem #93: Stacie Orrico – Stuck

We celebrate Stuck, Stacie's first chart hit from back in 2003 as your favourite debut.

Each week we ask you for your nominations for our Pop Gem Hall Of Fame – the magical place where overlooked classics and huge hits from back in the day get another chance to shine.

This week, we were looking for hot DEBUTS, those very first hits that launched your fave superstar. When push came to shove – as it often does during Pop Gem deliberations – we had to narrow it down to a Top 10. And here they are!

 

ARTIST TRACK PEAK POSITION YEAR
RIHANNA PON DE REPLAY 2 2005
JOJO LEAVE (GET OUT) 2 2004
STACIE ORRICO STUCK 9 2003
DELTA GOODREM BORN TO TRY 3 2003
SHAKIRA WHENEVER WHEREVER 2 2002
BUSTED WHAT I GO TO SCHOOL FOR 3 2002
ATOMIC KITTEN RIGHT NOW 10 1999
FIVE SLAM DUNK DA FUNK 10 1997
BEVERLEY KNIGHT FLAVOUR OF THE OLD SCHOOL 33 1995
JASON DONOVAN NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US 5 1988

A bevy of beauties we're sure you'll agree. In the end, however, victory belongs to American singer-songwriter Stacie Orrico with her most marvellous of jams, Stuck. Watch the video before we tell you just why we're so stuck on our Stace.

Why it had to be Stacie

The early Noughties were a brilliant time for pop, with pop fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next Britney. For a while, it looked like Stacie might be the one. Indeed, she even had a song called I Could Be The One – that's how much of a likely candidate she was.

Stuck is a super-catchy song with a theme we all know only too well – you like them but they don't seem to like you back. Their loss, right? Well, never mind Stacie – he's not worth it and we love you enough to give you a Pop Gem so there.

Stacie's chart history

Stacie has scored five Top 40 hits – only Stuck went Top 10. Her other hits include There's Gotta Be More To Life (Number 12 in 2003) and I'm Not Missing You, which saw Stacie return to the Top 40 for the first time in two years in 2006, peaking at Number 22.

Over on the Official Albums Chart, her self-titled debut went Top 40. Its follow-up in 2006 did make the Top 75.

See Stacie's full chart stats

Stacie has been very quite of late, but there's talk that a comeback is in the pipeline. Hurry back, Stace!

Top 10 playlist

Check out all the songs our Stacie managed to beat to the crown of best chart debut.

Pop Gem Hall Of Fame

Today's Pop Gem is the latest in a long line of amazing pop songs that have been inducted into our Pop Gem Hall Of Fame. Take a look at all the tracks who've received the honour so far

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