The Late '90s Flop Girlband's Debut Album Rate - WINNER!

Which iconic album will come out on top?


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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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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
Girls@Play - Airhead
Girls@Play - 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
Girls@Play - Airhead
Girls@Play - Respectable
Thunderbugs - Friends Forever
Thunderbugs - It's About Time You Were Mine
Vanilla - No Way No Way
Vanilla - True to Us
 
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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 - Girls@Play - 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
33 - Girl Thing - Girls on Top
32 - N-Tyce - Boom Boom
31 - Girl Thing - If That's What It Takes
30 - Cleopatra - What You Gonna Do Boy?
29 - Cleopatra - Life Ain't Easy
28 - Honeyz - Love of a Lifetime
27 - Precious - It's Gonna Be My Way
26 - Precious - Stand Up
25 - The 411 - Teardrops
24 - Girls@Play - Airhead
23 - The 411 - On My Knees
22 - N-Tyce - We Come to Party
21 - Solid HarmoniE - I Wanna Love You
20 - Cleopatra - I Want You Back
19 - Fierce - Dayz Like That
18 - Hepburn - I Quit
17 - The 411 - Chance
16 - Girl Thing - Last One Standing
15 - Honeyz - Not Even Gonna Trip
14 - Precious - New Beginning
13 - Honeyz - Finally Found
12 - Solid HarmoniE - To Love Once Again
11 - Precious - Say It Again
10 - N-Tyce - Telefunkin'
9 - Honeyz - Never Let You Down
8 - Cleopatra - Cleopatra's Theme
7 - Solid HarmoniE - I Want You to Want Me
6 - Fierce - Sweet Love 2K
5 - Honeyz - Won't Take It Lying Down
4 - Honeyz - End of the Line
3 - Solid HarmoniE - I'll Be There for You
2 - The 411 - Dumb
 
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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
Girls@Play - Airhead
Girls@Play - Respectable
Thunderbugs - Friends Forever
Thunderbugs - It's About Time You Were Mine
Vanilla - No Way No Way

Vanilla - True to Us
 
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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

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.
 

londonrain

Staff member
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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