This lead single from R.E.M.'s album Reveal references the 1959 film Imitation Of Life. The song was a relative commercial if not critical disappointment for the group only reaching #83 on the pop singles chart.
"Elevation" won U2 the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group. It was included on the soundtrack to the movie Lara Croft: The Tomb Raider. It was a top 10 modern rock hit for the group in the US.
Producer Timbaland helped Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx have a major pop hit with his first single. "Ugly" features a sample from Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On," and it went to #15 on the US pop singles chart.
For the soundtrack to the film Shrek, Smash Mouth covered one of the biggest pop hits of the 1960s, the Monkees "I'm a Believer." It is true to the feel of the era. The song became Smash Mouth's fourth top 10 adult pop hit.
"Free" was the third single from Mya's second album Fear Of Flying. It is silky upbeat R&B in sound but was a commercial disappointment in the US. However, in the UK it went to #11 and was a top 10 hit in Australia.