It’s time to ‘Get Sexy’ y’all!
Remember the Sugababes? The angels with dirty faces? The band that made you go round round baby round round? The best thing to have happened to British music in the past decade apart from the incredible Adelegend? If not, then –
18 top 10 singles on the UK Top 40 Singles Chart including six # 1’s, 6 top 10 albums on the UK Top 40 Albums Chart including two # 1’s, more changes in their original line-up than there are remakes of Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe‘ floating around on the internet – the Sugababes have been nothing short of a phenomenon, apart from being the most successful girl-band of 2012.
Earlier in 2012, also known as THE official year for making an official comeback with some officially arse-kicking new music, the original founding members of the Sugababes – Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy – who have collectively been part of an incredible ONE Sugababe album till date – their flawless 2000 début ‘One Touch‘, had managed to create a riot on Twittersville by hinting at a possible re-union under a different name.
Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan have just announced their official reunion, and the 3 will now be known as –
Mutya Keisha Siobhan
Erm, interesting name? But who cares really, as long as we’re getting new music from these flawless babes, rather women! The 3 have already started recording new material, and that is ALL I really need to know to stay alive.
Back in the day, Siobhan had left the group after releasing their début album, ‘One Touch‘ in 2000, while Heidi Range, a founding member of Atomic Kitten, joined Mutya and Keisha following Siobhan’s departure to create some thoroughly amazing music that re-defined Brit Pop of the 00’s – namely 2002’s ‘Angels With Dirty Faces‘, 2003’s ‘Three‘ and my personal fave from their entire discography, the stunning ‘Taller In More Ways‘ released in 2005 – their first # 1 album. A relentless barrage of singles were released during this period, and except for one, ‘Shape‘ ( # 11), all of them managed to make it to the top 10 – including the UK # 1’s ‘Round Round‘, ‘Hole In The Head‘, a remake of American R’n’B vocalist Adina Howard’s 1995 Billboard # 2 hit ‘Freak Like Me‘ and ‘Push The Button‘. Definitely the golden period of the babes – until Keisha’s departure following ‘Taller In More Ways‘.
Keisha was replaced by Amelle Berrabah and the band continued their chart domination as their 5th studio album ‘Change‘ went straight to # 1 along with a simultaneous # 1 single ‘About You Now‘. But with the constant change in their line-up, their sales and chart positions suffered – as was evident in their follow-up albums ‘Catfights And Spotlights‘ (2008) and ‘Sweet 7‘ (2010) – both the albums spawned some incredible singles though, especially ‘About A Girl‘ in 2009 that I feel is one of their most under-rated singles of all time, managing a # 8 peak on the official UK Top 40 Singles Chart.
Well, that’s all in the past. Here’s looking for some fierce SLAYING by Mutya Keisha Siobhan later this year, and hopefully the US will FINALLY wake up to their extraordinary genius, following acts like Adele, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, One Direction, The Wanted etc making it big on the charts there.