British pop group Hear'Say released "Pure And Simple" as their debut single after won U.K. version of Popstars. It was a cover of the original version recorded three years earlier by English-Dutch girl group Girl Thing, who were dropped by Polydor Records before the song was given to Hear'Say. This pop song was released as single on 12 March 2001 as the lead single from Hear'Say debut studio album "Popstars" which was released on 2001.
It debuted at #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart after selling 550.000 copies in its first week. The song was also huge hit in New Zealand where it was number one for five consucutive weeks.