Failed girlbands

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  1. Doodvid

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    One of my favourites...

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    Shame they crashed and burned before the album was released - the Smash Hits free CD containing 'Outta My Head' stated it would be available in April 2001. Some of the previously unreleased stuff is now emerging on iTunes through Mike Stock. 'Brand New Car', 'Devil and the Deep Blue Sea', 'Forget About Love' and the Donna Summer cover 'When Love Takes Over You' are all dated but cheap fun.

    How this made #18 I'll never know.

     
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    Girl Thing

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    Roxy Mitchell karaoke shocker.
     
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    The girls@play forum was a Rita-worshipping lesbian minefield back in the day.
     
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    I still love Airhead.
     
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    I hated the original but I do like this.
     
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    I had a Bellefire-induced girl-group binge a few weeks back. 'Perfect Bliss' became a favourite for at least 1 hour.
     
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    Asda-priced Clea.

     
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    Airhead remains an utter triumph!
     
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    Girls Can't Catch


    There was never anything special about them, but it's sad that an actually really good 2nd single couldn't save them. :(
     
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    I had totally forgotten about 'Echo'. I played that to death at the time.

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    Frank are also another favourite. An AMAZING album off the back of the TV series and a solitary #40 single, 'I'm Not Shy'.
     
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    "I Wish" I was posting this in the classics thread instead. An amazing pop song.
     
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    'One Kiss' was like an audio-gasm.
     
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    They should have released this instead of boring 'Gold Digger'.

    'How Did I End Up With You' and 'Girls Night Out' are two great lost singles.
     
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    Hopeless but brilliant.
    [video=youtube;DeYVyXzlbd8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeYVyXzlbd8[/video]
     
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    Cut price Misteeq. I listen to this WEEKLY.

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  18. Doodvid

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    Some great choices on this thread.



    The remixes were better than the single mix but I still enjoyed this.
     
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  19. Christian

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    I quite liked Clea at the time. Identity Crisis was more than half decent back in the day (did it ever get a release here? I think I've got a South African copy or something). Lord only knows if it's aged well - a single spin of the follow up was enough to steer me clear of them for good.
     
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    The 'Trinity' album was so low-rent, although it did spawn the fantastic 'I Surrender' which was covered by Kate Ryan, and the Uniting Nations mix of 'Lucky Like That' that polished the turd slightly.

    'Identity Crisis' was great. The singles were nice, plus the tracks 'Crush', 'Mind Games', 'One More Try' and 'Identity Crisis' were pretty good too.

    The standout, that should've been released, was 'The Lie'.

     
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    "The Lie" is the TITS.

    "Baby, I'm SOOOOORRRRY"

    Two of them used to have breakfast in a cafe a friend of mine owned, always dolled up to the NINES and with suitcases. Lord only knows what they were up to but the mind boggles, quite frankly.
     
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    All of these threads are reminding me of some truly horrific and long forgotten memories of working with almost ALL of these desperados!
     
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    RobotBoy...I BOW TO THEE!
     
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    The Lie really is utterly fabulous. Stuck In The Middle was awesome too. Both tracks deserved much better but the stinker of a lead single killed their chances dead.
     
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    Girls @ Play's 'Respectable' was my first ever video shoot. I thought it was SO glamorous. :D
     
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    Palpatations. Really? Can I ask how you were involved with all these pop tragedies/icons?
     
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    A truly hamfisted attempt to tap into the burgeoning internet "zeitgeist"... in 2004! :D
     
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    Preach. The Box were responsible for that making the top 20, it was never off. I also really liked their cover of Respectable.
     
  29. Kalabaliken

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    I remember I spent about £60 on eBay for the first Clea album back in 2004 - it was the only way to get hold of it at the time. I must have been CRAZY! :D

    I think mine is the official UK withdrawn version as it has one of those inlay cards with numbers you can text for the polyphonic ringtones.
     
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    Mainly as a radio plugger, but there are a few I was involved with in different capacities, be it management, label consultancy or socially.
     
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    Thank god the Rebecca Loos cover of Airhead never saw the light of day.
     
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  32. Doodvid

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    You've got to be kidding.
     
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    I still don't see how this wasn't massive.



    I met them at a Smash Hits tour in 2000 and they were just so thrilled that people wanted their autograph. Weren't they Simon Cowell's attempt at the next Spice Girls? Even the video for Last One Standing robbed loads from Wannabe.
     
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    'Download It' was truly ahead of its time. Who would've thought that the song was essentially a warning cry to the physical retailers of the world. If only Woolworths had listened :(
     
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    RB is now contractually obliged to either SPILL or direct us towards another thread where he has already done so.
     
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    They were hyped up to beat Kylie to the number one spot when she released 'Spinning Around'. When it didn't happen, it seemed like they gave up before they'd even begun.
     
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    Clea were just so bland, but Stuck In The Middle was quite nice in a Sugababes album track type way.

    I just remembered, Girl Thing were originally due to release Hear'Say's Pure & Simple before it was nabbed for them. They also had a planned third single called So You Wanna Have Sex? which I heard and it was terrible, probably for the best it never saw the light of day.

    Here's Pure & Simple

     
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    *obligatory Loose Chippins post*
     
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    As for Made in London, Dirty Water is an AMAZING track, I still play it regularly. Their unreleased album, A Perfect Storm, is rather good too.
     
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    Girl Thing's album was naturally very disappointing.
     

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