Allstars were a UK pop band who were active between 2001 and 2002, enjoying a small amount of chart success in the UK. Consisting of Sandi Lee Hughes, Thaila Zucchi, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Rebecca Hunter and Sam Bloom, (the first letter of each band member’s name making up the “stars” of their band name), they were probably best noted for having their own television show, STARStreet*, on CITV between 2001 and 2002.
The band managed to score four Top 20 singles in their two year career. The first was the theme tune to STARStreet*. “Best Friends”, which peaked at Number 20 in June 2001, was a favourite on the pop video channels. The second was a double-a-side of their own track, “Things That Go Bump In The Night”, and a cover of Duran Duran’s “Is There Something I Should Know?”, the former track later appearing on the soundtrack to the first Scooby Doo movie. It reached Number 12 in September 2001.
Their third single, released in January 2002, was another cover, this time of Bucks Fizz’s “Land Of Make Believe”, and it gave them their first and only top 10 hit, reaching Number 9. Their fourth single, released in late April 2002, was another double-a-side, but this time both were original tracks. “Back When” and “Going All The Way”, the latter appearing on the soundtrack to the movie Thunderpants. However, this could only reach Number 19 in the end, and when their self titled debut only managed to reach Number 43 - spending only 2 weeks in the UK Top 75 - the band parted ways with their record company, Island, and split up soon after.