Top 10: The biggest musical comebacks ever

2014-03-17 09:00


Rumour has it  The Black Eyed Peas are planning to shock the music world when they reunite later this year. The group  have been in discussion for sometime to reunite and record some new sounds. That all might sound quite exciting but the jury is still out on whether it will be a raging success or a fantastic flop.

Perhaps they should take inspiration from these 10 comebacks:

Justin Timberlake: There were fears that Timberlake would not be able to keep up with the new sounds on radio when he released his first album in seven years. A Grammy nomination and plenty of hits later, those fears look silly.

Pharrel Williams:It's hard to switch on the radio now days without hearing from Williams. His voice is either being praised on massive hits from Robin Thicke and Daft Punk or racing up the charts on his solo effort "happy". It's hard to believe that just a year ago he was nowhere to be heard and seemingly had his best days behind him.

Watershed: Last decade the South African Pop Rock band was the coolest thing since miele pap. they fell off the face of the earth as the decade wore on only to pop up last week with a new single that's set to race up the charts.

David Bowie: Bowie was a pop icon before the likes of Justin Bieber were even born. Seemingly with his best days behind him, he released a new album last year that was as breathtaking as it was surprising. 

Daft Punk: In the year 2007 Daft Punk  dominated dance floors all over the world. They soon after left their label and last year released a new album that made us wonder what we ever did without them.

Lily Allen: The outspoken Brit left the music industry in 2009 to focus on acting and fashion. A few months ago She returned, straight to the top of the charts.

Elvis: The king of Rock n Roll was huge in the 1960's but as the Beatles and Rolling Stones rose to fame the kings reign looked to be ending. He worked hard to repackage himself as relevant, and even released a comeback TV special, which spawned some of his best material ever recorded.

J lo: She whined her way up the charts throughout the 90's and early 0's  but faded away from music to focus on an acting career. Only to return in 2012 with a new album, a newer look and a spot on the judges table at American Idol.

Fuzigish: The South  African Punk band were a staple part of the South African rock scene for decades only to dissolve into chaos in 2012 with many fans and critics writing the band off. They returned this year with an amazing set at local rock festival, Ramfest, and look set to make 2014 their best year yet.

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