FlexMami, Levins, Nic Kelly (the worst bloke), Kritty, Shag, G-Coo & Matka are the lineup for GIRL GROUPS VS BOY BANDS, the ultimate pop showdown at Sydney’s Plan B this Saturday night.
To get pumped for it the lineup have thrown together their all-time #1 girl group songs for your listening pleasure.
Buttons by The Pussycat Dolls
The only thing I like more than a subtweet is one that is structured with a melody, verse and chorus. This song taught me that there’s always room for improvement, being forward is a great opp and that your other bandmates should serve to highlight your skills.
All Saints – Never Ever
Slow jam + spoken word + desaturated CGI music video = one of the sultriest girl group joints of all time. It also contains some of the most hilariously stilted lyrics in a pop song (“The way I’m feelin, yeah, you got me feelin really bad”), while still somehow managing to be a total singalong.
No More (Baby I’ma Do Right) by 3LW
Post break up R&B songs are already super vulnerable but when you have the first verse sung with a lisp? It’s heart melting! Damn that shitty dude and his broken promitheth promitheth! One day I’ll compile a list of all my favourite raps by the one girl in old R&B groups who could kinda rap and this will be at the top.
That’s My Girl by Fifth Harmony
I remember the look on Levins’s face when in one of my very first DJ sets I dropped Fifth Harmony’s All In My Head (featuring Fetty Wap), an early single from one of the best pop albums of the year – from a group with enough swagger to kill a man. That’s My Girl is the follow-up single – packed with so much confidence, sass & pride for girl power – and the chorus goes the fuck off in the height of a night out.
Too Much by Spice Girls
Despite being 18 months old when it was released, it is Too Much by Spice Girls. Not only is this a 10/10 ballad, I bleed Sporty Spice (a.k.a the best vocalist in the group) and I particularly enjoy hearing her put the other spices to shame in this one.
Hole in the Head by Sugababes
Girl groups did kiss-off songs better than anyone, and this is my fave – a supremely catchy yet brutal takedown of an ex they’ve moved on from just 7 hours after the break up, comparing missing him to missing “a hole in the head”.