Destiny’s Child

After writing the Writing’s on the Wall in the space of two years Matthew one day told them “we are releasing an album in a month lol” so everything they had scribbled in their diaries became a song dd

*insert gif of Bey manically scratching a pad with a pen*
*insert gif of Bey manically scratching a pad with a pen*


That's Beyonce maniacally tapping a Nintendo DS.
Survivor makes for a nice EP for me. “Emotion” is an atrocious cover so it doesn’t make the cut but the other two (US) singles (I don’t count “Independent Women Pt. 1” as it’s a soundtrack single and one that name drops the movie too often to be divorced from it) are classics. The lunacy of “Happy Face” and the Peabody’s Improbable History theme sampling “Independent Women Pt. 2” are also highlights.
I cannot fathom all this Survivor hate. By far their most interesting album, pop-wise. Wall to wall bops.

Only song I'd maybe do away with is The Story of Beauty. The family sex abuse narrative always stood out as abruptly profound and ill-fitting with the rest of the album.

But then again I love Simply Deep and people always shun it as hastily (and poorly) put-together, so maybe my taste is just contrary to the tide.

EDIT: Sexy Daddy, Apple Pie A La Mode and Happy Face all deserved single treatment.

I quite like Simply Deep, it just isn't bursting with hits and could have used a tracklisting reshuffle.
Their first albums are snoozefests to these ears, and even Fulfilled pales in comparison to Survivor, always did, always will.

"If" and "T-Shirt" are bops though.
UK sales totals for two of their albums:

1,130,983 - Survivor
1,120,878 - The Writing's on the Wall

Survivor is the 3rd best selling girl group album from the 2000s decade (behind PCD & The Sound of Girls Aloud) & 4th of the 21st Century (also behind Little Mix - Glory Days)

The Writing’s on the Wall is 4th of the 90s (behind Spice, Spiceworld & All Saints) [Based on old sales figures it would be 5th behind Eternal - Always & Forever, but judging by a 2019 article by OCC it appears that they revised Eternal’s sales down quite considerably]
Survivor is my least favorite album by the group. In my opinion, I’d order them:

Writings On The Wall
Destiny’s Child
Destiny Fulfilled
How many b-sides have they had? I know they had bonus tracks and that “8 Days of Christmas” technically was a b-side before it was put onto that Christmas album of the same name.


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"“Can’t Help Myself” was never commercially released, it was only made available to those in Houston, Beyoncé’s hometown as a purchase incentive during the initial release of The Writing’s On The Wall."
No clue how that worked in those days though cause it can hardly have been a download.