5 Things You Might Not Know About The Corrs
1. All four members of The Corrs are in The Commitments.
We wouldnât be surprised if you already knew that Andrea Corr was in The Commitments â she plays Jimmy Rabbitteâs cute-as-a-button little sister, and while her rule isnât what youâd call huge, sheâs got a couple of lines â but the other three are only in the movie in a blink-and-youâll-miss-them capacity. Jim is one of the members of the Avant-Garde-A-Clue band, Sharon is the violinist of the country band that Bernie joins post-Commitments, and Carolineâ¦Okay, well, sheâs only in the audience when the group is playing âI Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You),â but that still counts!
2. Celine Dion gave them a big break.
Not that they werenât already doing pretty well in their own right by the time Dion entered the picture â theyâd already performed at the 1994 Olympic Games in Atlanta â but as it happens, thatâs where Dion entered the picture. She saw their performance in Atlanta and decided that she wanted them to support her on her then-upcoming tour, resulting in many more people suddenly having The Corrs on their radar.
3. Andrea took part in a Kirsty MacColl tribute concert in 2010.
MacColl, a brilliant singer/songwriter who died tragically after saving her son from being struck by a speedboat, was more than worthy of a tribute concert, and given their success at the time, Andrea was a great get for the gig. Even better, she got the plum MacColl song to cover: âThey Donât Know.â
4. Jim is a bit of a conspiracy theorist.
When heâs not busy serving as the groupâs resident producer (heâs the sibling who has the most involvement in that side of things, anyway), Jim has a lot of opinions about a lot of things, some of which you might not agree with. Thatâs fine: his sisters donât agree with some of them, either. "We feel it's perfectly natural that you would bring (Jim's controversial past) up because he has put his opinions out there," Sharon told The Belfast Telegraph. "But just because we're a family doesn't mean we think the same way all the time. People whitewashed us with this idea that you must all have the same idea. That's a bonkers idea. We love him so dearly and also respect his right to not be censored and to have his own opinions. Also, I think people should know they're not opinions held by each member of the band."
5. Since their last big hit in the States (âBreathlessâ), theyâve released four studio albums, any and/or all of which are worth your time.
Okay, we realize thatâs kind of a stretch in terms of something you didnât know, but truth be told, weâre betting you probably didnât know, since none of those four albums produced any hit singles in America, and the three most recent albums didnât even make it onto the Billboard 200. Fortunately for you and your musical education, weâve put together a playlist which will easily educate you on what youâve missed!