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The Late '90s Flop Girlband's Debut Album Rate - #34: "no fussin' and figthin', please"

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Remorque, Aug 16, 2019.

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Which iconic album will come out on top?

  1. Comin' Atcha

    13.0%
  2. All Day Every Day

    6.5%
  3. Precious

    13.0%
  4. Girl Thing

    15.2%
  5. Solid HarmoniE

    19.6%
  6. Wonder No. 8

    32.6%
  1. Hiya!

    If you remember the days of cd:UK, with Ant & Dec and Cat Deeley as presenters, this rate will most definitely be for you, as the bands we are rating were weekly fixtures on that show.

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    Welcome to the Late '90s Flop Girlband's Debut Album Rate! A celebration of our late ’90s-very early ‘00s flop pop girlbands, featuring lots of bops, lead vocals, harmonies/singing in unison and Jenny Frost. A look back at groups that were once the future of pop music. At least in our minds.

    These were the days where the Spice Girls…
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    and All Saints…
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    were flying high and making their mark on the charts, so it was a given other girlgroups would emerge.






    So I present to you our six contenders to snatch the crown:


    Cleopatra

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    The Manchester-based trio, consisting of sisters Cleo, Yonah and Zainam Higgins stormed the charts in 1998 with their first two singles, followed by a couple of singles that were less well-received and a UK top 20 album. They eventually released their second album in 2000, yet that failed to dent the charts the way their debut did…​



    N-Tyce

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    The four-piece girl group, consisting of Ario Obubore, Chantal Kerzner, Donna Stubbs and Michelle Robinson clocked up four top 20 singles in their time together, with an album that eventually followed, reaching the UK top 50. They disbanded shortly after in 1999.



    Precious

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    The five-piece girlband, that consisted of lead singer Louise Rose and friends Sophie McDonnell, Jenny Frost, Anya Lahiri and Kalli Clark-Sternberg, were the 1999 Eurovision hopefuls for the UK. After that song became a hit on the UK charts, a couple of other singles and an album followed, before the group disbanded in 2000, with Jenny Frost joining Atomic Kitten as the replacement for Kerry Katona.



    Girl Thing

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    Jodi Albert, Anika Bostelaar, Linzi Martin, Michelle Barber and Nikki Stuart formed the five-piece Girl Thing after being put together in 1998 by Simon Cowell to rival the Spice Girls, whom he had turned down, but were making hits and headlines across the world. Branded as the next big thing in pop, they had a top 10 single and a follow-up that was less well-received and when their planned third single was give to the winning Popstars band, they threw in the towel and quickly disbanded... Their album was eventually released in foreign markets in 2000.



    Solid HarmoniE

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    Lou Pearlman, creator of bands such as Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, created Solid HarmoniE in 1996, consisting of members Rebecca Onslow, Melissa Graham and Mariama Goodman. After Mariama left in 1997 to take care of her ill mother, she was replaced by American Elisa Cariera. However, shortly before their second single was released Mariama rejoined the group, which eventually made the band a four-piece. A handful of singles and an album were released, before Mariama left Solid HarmoniE to join Honeyz as the replacement for Heavenli Denton. The band is currently still recording their second album.



    Honeyz

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    Formed in 1998, consisting of members Célena Cherry, Heavenli Denton and Naima Belkhiati, Honeyz stormed the charts with their first couple of singles, with their album being released in 1999. Heavenli left the band that same year and was replaced by former Solid HarmoniE-member Mariama Goodman and the group re-released their album with a few singles following. Mariama left again in 2000, with Heavenli rejoining, but behind-the-scenes drama and the chart success that was drying up made the band disband in 2001.


    More info on the bands and the members themselves will follow in their respective spolights.


    And in the end I decided to give you the chance to rate some extras.
    You will not be disappointed.






    Rules:

    Rate each track on a scale from 0-10.
    Half points are allowed, up to one decimal place.
    Everyone is allowed one 11.
    You are free to vote for whichever version of a song you want.
    No troll votes or trying to rig the game, because I will cut a bitch.
    Please send votes via private message using the PM-ready list, which you will find in the following post.
    Commentary and shade, subtle or not, are extremely welcome.


    Deadline: September 28th!




    Let’s get this show on the road!
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    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019


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    I’ll Be There for You
    I Want You to Want Me
    To Love Once Again
    Come and Get It
    Walk Away
    You Got the Flava
    He’s Playing Hard to Get
    Forever I Do
    I Wanna Love You
    Fantasy
    I Gotta Get My Groove On
    When We Kiss (Missing You)




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    Finally Found
    Do Me Baby
    Keep Me Hanging On
    Love of a Lifetime
    Just Let It Go
    In the Streets
    Seems Like
    Good Love
    Somebody to Love Me
    Summertime
    Wonder No. 8
    What Does She Look Like
    Never Let You Down
    Won’t Take It Lying Down
    Not Even Gonna Trip
    End Of The Line



    Extras:
    The 411 - On My Knees
    The 411 - Dumb
    The 411 - Teardrops
    The 411 - Chance
    Fierce - Right Here Right Now
    Fierce - Dayz Like That
    Fierce - So Long
    Fierce - Sweet Love 2K
    Hepburn - I Quit
    Hepburn - Bugs
    Hepburn - Deep Deep Down
    Made In London - Dirty Water
    Madasun - Don't You Worry
    Madasun - Walking On Water
    Madasun - Feel Good
    [email protected] - Airhead
    [email protected] - Respectable
    Thunderbugs - Friends Forever
    Thunderbugs - It's About Time You Were Mine
    Vanilla - No Way No Way
    Vanilla - True to Us


    Songs missing from Spotify:
    Honeyz - Do Me Baby
    Honeyz - Keep Me Hanging On
    Honeyz - Good Love
    Honeyz - Wonder No. 8
    Hepburn - Bugs
    Hepburn - Deep Deep Down
    Made In London - Dirty Water
    Madasun - Don't You Worry
    Madasun - Walking On Water
    Madasun - Feel Good
    Vanilla - True to Us



    Cleopatra’s Theme
    Life Ain’t Easy
    Don’t Suffer in Silence
    A Touch of Love
    The Bird Song
    Thinking About You
    What You Gonna Do Boy
    The World We Live in
    Dying Rose
    Two Timer
    I Want You Back

    Boom Boom
    Telefunkin’
    Whatever
    Baby Love
    All Day Every Day
    Raise Ya Hands
    We Come to Party
    This Song for You
    Miami
    Sunshine
    Koo-Koo for Your Love
    N-Tyce You
    Hey DJ! (Play That Song)

    Rewind
    New Beginning
    Step to Me
    It’s Gonna Be My Way
    Heaven with You
    Much Too Late
    Ain’t It Funny How
    I Count the Minutes
    Say It Again
    Stand Up
    These Days
    Talk About It

    Last One Standing
    Girls on Top
    Young Free and Happy
    We've Come to Mambo
    Last Goodbye
    Sometimes You Hit, Sometimes You Miss
    Girl Thing
    Don't Look Down
    Wake Up
    Pure and Simple
    From All of Us
    Shhh
    If That's What It Takes
    You Can Run But You Can't Hide

    I’ll Be There for You
    I Want You to Want Me
    To Love Once Again
    Come and Get It
    Walk Away
    You Got the Flava
    He’s Playing Hard to Get
    Forever I Do
    I Wanna Love You
    Fantasy
    I Gotta Get My Groove On
    When We Kiss (Missing You)

    Finally Found
    Do Me Baby
    Keep Me Hanging On
    Love of a Lifetime
    Just Let It Go
    In the Streets
    Seems Like
    Good Love
    Somebody to Love Me
    Summertime
    Wonder No. 8
    What Does She Look Like
    Never Let You Down
    Won’t Take It Lying Down
    The Way You Make Me Feel
    Not Even Gonna Trip
    End Of The Line

    The 411 - On My Knees
    The 411 - Dumb
    The 411 - Teardrops
    The 411 - Chance
    Fierce - Right Here Right Now
    Fierce - Dayz Like That
    Fierce - So Long
    Fierce - Sweet Love 2K
    Hepburn - I Quit
    Hepburn - Bugs
    Hepburn - Deep Deep Down
    Made In London - Dirty Water
    Madasun - Don't You Worry
    Madasun - Walking On Water
    Madasun - Feel Good
    [email protected] - Airhead
    [email protected] - Respectable
    Thunderbugs - Friends Forever
    Thunderbugs - It's About Time You Were Mine
    Vanilla - No Way No Way
    Vanilla - True to Us
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2019
  3. Results:

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    100 - Vanilla - No Way No Way
    99 - N-Tyce - This Song for You
    98 - Vanilla - True to Us
    97 - Girl Thing - Shhh
    96 - Precious - Talk About It
    95 - Solid HarmoniE - When We Kiss (Missing You)
    94 - N-Tyce - Entice You / N-Tyce You
    93 - Girl Thing - From All of Us
    92 - Cleopatra - Dying Rose
    91 - Solid HarmoniE - Fantasy
    90 - N-Tyce - Miami
    89 - N-Tyce - Koo Koo
    88 - Solid HarmoniE - Forever I Do
    87 - Madasun - Feel Good
    86 - Cleopatra - Two Timer
    85 - Girl Thing - Young Free and Happy
    84 - Solid HarmoniE - I Gotta Get My Groove On
    83 - N-Tyce - All Day Every Day
    82 - Honeyz - What Does She Look Like?
    81 - Cleopatra - The World We Live In
    80 - Hepburn - Deep Deep Down
    79 - Madasun - Walking On Water
    78 - Honeyz - Wonder No. 8
    77 - Honeyz - Somebody to Love Me
    76 - Solid HarmoniE - He's Playing Hard to Get
    75 - Girl Thing - Wake Up
    74 - Madasun - Don't You Worry
    73 - Honeyz - The Way You Make Me Feel
    72 - Girl Thing - Last Goodbye
    71 - Cleopatra - The Bird Song
    70 - Cleopatra - A Touch Of Love
    69 - N-Tyce - Raise Your Hands
    68 - Honeyz - Good Love
    67 - Precious - Much Too Late
    66 - Honeyz - Just Let Go
    65 - Girl Thing - Pure and Simple
    64 - Honeyz - In the Street
    63 - Thunderbugs - It's About Time You Were Mine
    62 - Thunderbugs - Friends Forever
    61 - [email protected] - Respectable
    60 - N-Tyce - Sunshine
    59 - Girl Thing - Girl Thing
    58 - Honeyz - Keep Me Hanging On
    57 - N-Tyce - Whatever
    56 - Honeyz - Seems Like
    55 - Precious - Ain't It Funny How
    54 - Solid HarmoniE - Walk Away
    53 - N-Tyce - Baby Love
    52 - N-Tyce - Hey DJ! (Play That Song)
    51 - Honeyz - Do Me Baby
    50 - Hepburn - Bugs
    49 - Fierce - So Long
    48 - Solid HarmoniE - You Got the Flava
    47 - Precious - Step to Me
    46 - Girl Thing - We've Come to Mambo
    45 - Precious - I Count the Minutes
    44 - Girl Thing - Don't Look Down
    43 - Girl Thing - Sometimes You Hit, Sometimes You Miss
    42 - Made in London - Dirty Water
    41 - Fierce - Right Here Right Now
    40 - Cleopatra - Thinking About You
    39 - Girl Thing - You Can Run, But You Can't Hide
    38 - Precious Heaven with You
    37 - Precious - These Days
    36 - Honeyz - Summertime
    35 - Solid HarmoniE - Come and Get It
    34 - Cleopatra - Don't Suffer in Silence
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 7:33 AM
  4. What's left:

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    Cleopatra’s Theme
    Life Ain’t Easy
    Don’t Suffer in Silence
    A Touch of Love
    The Bird Song
    Thinking About You

    What You Gonna Do Boy
    The World We Live in
    Dying Rose
    Two Timer

    I Want You Back

    Boom Boom
    Telefunkin’
    Whatever
    Baby Love
    All Day Every Day
    Raise Ya Hands

    We Come to Party
    This Song for You
    Miami
    Sunshine
    Koo-Koo for Your Love
    Entice You / N-Tyce You
    Hey DJ! (Play That Song)


    Rewind
    New Beginning
    Step to Me
    It’s Gonna Be My Way
    Heaven with You
    Much Too Late
    Ain’t It Funny How
    I Count the Minutes

    Say It Again
    Stand Up
    These Days
    Talk About It


    Last One Standing
    Girls on Top
    Young Free and Happy
    We've Come to Mambo
    Last Goodbye
    Sometimes You Hit, Sometimes You Miss
    Girl Thing
    Don't Look Down
    Wake Up
    Pure and Simple
    From All of Us
    Shhh

    If That's What It Takes
    You Can Run But You Can't Hide

    I’ll Be There for You
    I Want You to Want Me
    To Love Once Again
    Come and Get It
    Walk Away
    You Got the Flava
    He’s Playing Hard to Get
    Forever I Do

    I Wanna Love You
    Fantasy
    I Gotta Get My Groove On
    When We Kiss (Missing You)


    Finally Found
    Do Me Baby
    Keep Me Hanging On

    Love of a Lifetime
    Just Let Go
    In the Streets
    Seems Like
    Good Love
    Somebody to Love Me
    Summertime
    Wonder No. 8
    What Does She Look Like

    Never Let You Down
    Won’t Take It Lying Down
    The Way You Make Me Feel
    Not Even Gonna Trip
    End Of The Line

    The 411 - On My Knees
    The 411 - Dumb
    The 411 - Teardrops
    The 411 - Chance
    Fierce - Right Here Right Now
    Fierce - Dayz Like That
    Fierce - So Long
    Fierce - Sweet Love 2K
    Hepburn - I Quit
    Hepburn - Bugs
    Hepburn - Deep Deep Down
    Made In London - Dirty Water
    Madasun - Don't You Worry
    Madasun - Walking On Water
    Madasun - Feel Good

    [email protected] - Airhead
    [email protected] - Respectable
    Thunderbugs - Friends Forever
    Thunderbugs - It's About Time You Were Mine
    Vanilla - No Way No Way

    Vanilla - True to Us
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 7:33 AM
  5. AND THIS LAST ONE JUST IN CASE
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  6. I'm only familiar with a small number of these songs, but I think I'll give this a try. Unless I find something really amazing, my 11 is definitely going to one of the extras.

    There's clearly something missing here though



    ddd
     
  7. Poor Thunderbugs.
     
  8. I actually forgot about Vanilla, so lemme quickly add both of their singles. They were on my list and I just skipped over them ddddddd indeed.
     
  9. Ddddddddd.
     
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  10. Oh, I thought you had intentionally chosen not to include them, since they were kind of a joke ddd
     
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  11. Watch them reach the top 20 with ease, sis.
     
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  12. No way no way, not today Satan.
     
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  13. So many potential 11s! When are the votes due, @Remorque?

    Paging @Hudweiser.
     
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  14. Argh, fuck. I knew I had forgotten something! I’m accepting votes up until September 28th. Which gives you six weeks to vote. One for each of the main albums.
     
  15. I can do Solid Harmonie and Wonder No. 8 off by heart and know a lot of the singles from the others but will need to listen to the album tracks properly.

    This is definitely going to be one of those rates with very high highs and very low lows...
     
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  16. I can definitely see one of these acts with half of their songs in the bottom with the other half being top 15...
     
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  17. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    HOW ARE THE BONUS SONGS FROM THE 00S???
    MY OCD

    Rooting for Solid HarmoniE.
    Poor 21st Century Girls.
     
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  19. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    Josie & The Pussycats then?
     
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  20. If it’s who I’m thinking of, it’s absolutely what they deserve.
     
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