Girl bands – they still got it

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Girl Bands have always been an integral part of music. Recently, I was rummaging through my music collection and stopped for a moment to think, what happened to them? And do people still remember these songs that I used to and still love to this day? So, I decided to share some of my favourites with you.

Sugababes

“If you’re ready for me boy. You’d better push the button and let me know….” Yes, I know you were singing along to that hit jingle. It was drilled into our psyche with constant airplay across the globe. It might scare you though and if you are scared of growing old, take a seat. This “classic” was released nine years ago, yes NINE! Despite the group undergoing multiple face-changes, with at last check all three original members been given the boot, the Sugababes were a fresh British pop sound from my childhood. They gave us many amazing hits including ‘Ugly’ that taught us that opinions don’t matter. Here is their iconic pop jingle ‘Push the Button’.

The Pussycat Dolls

These girls just exuded sexiness from every pore like sweat, and I loved them for it every day. When I was in the closet, I could easily make reference to this group of glamorous divas as my crush. I even knew their names… and the lyrics to ‘I Don’t Need A Man’ by heart. I guess that would have been a give-away in retrospect. But nevertheless, the first time I caught a glimpse of the group was on the DVD for Shall We Dance with their sultry rendition of ‘Sway’. I was reminded of just how darn good they were just this last week when I hauled out their album from my cupboard. I just love the way their music could be both deep and powerful as in, ‘I Hate This Part’ and fun as in ‘When I Grow Up’. I truly miss their music and the fun they brought to the airwaves.

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Destiny’s Child

Who can forget the infamous trio who broke up to give rise to Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and… what’s her name again? These ladies provided us with many great songs including ‘Survivor’ (the ultimate break-up-and-sing-along-in-tears-with-your-friend song), ‘Independent Women’, and ‘Lose My Breath’. “Can you keep up? Baby boy, make me lose my breath. Bring the noise, make me lose my breath. Hit me Hard, make me lose my breath (Hah Hah).” If those lyrics didn’t send shivers down your spine, perhaps you already lost your breath? Destiny’s Child are THAT good, legit. However the song of theirs I’d like to highlight should be a Gay anthem in my opinion. I will let the lyrics speak for themselves, here is ‘Bootylicious’.

THE SPICE GIRLS

Now, I’m sorry to all the girls bands mentioned above, but step aside ladies and in their own immortal words, “Who do you think you are?”

The Spice Girls were and remain THE ultimate girl band. They became one of Britain’s largest exports, and to this day, remain a benchmark for success. These girls not only sang like angels, but they became a brand in themselves. When they reunited for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, they caused greater heart palpitations across the globe than Tom Daley does in those tight swimming trunks. Their music, to this day, remains relevant, catchy, and etched within my psyche. Here is ‘Wannabe’, one of their iconic songs.

And so ends our tour of some of the greatest girl bands of days gone by to ever have filled our ears with their music.  Now, I have a question for you.  Who was your favourite girl band? Please tell me in the comments below.

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