For any pop fan, the greatest feeling in the world is seeing an artist that you love finally tap into their full potential. So it was for Cheryl, who assumed her final form on Call My Name, which debuted at Number 1 in the UK 10 years ago this week.
Call My Name's release came at a crossroads for Cheryl; it was her first release since dropping her surname professionally and was a comeback track after a year of hardship - from her recovery from a life-threatening bout of malaria to the very public breakdown of her role on The X Factor USA, where she was dropped as a judge just weeks into filming.
Written and produced entirely by Calvin Harris, Call My Name is a breathtaking piece of pop architecture; from its throbbing, house-inspired beat to Cheryl's coquette-like delivery.
It gave her all the ingredients she needed to return to form and then some; this was a single in need of a superstar, and Cheryl heeded its call.Read more on officialcharts.com