Once again, it looks like the days of nonstop amazing music from girl groups. The 2000's were a golden age in pop mainly because of hits by Mis-teeq, The Pussycat Dolls, and the Sugababes. The second wave of girls groups like Little Mix and The Saturdays have indeed made some bonafide hits, with the Saturdays' "All Fired Up" giving me hope that the 2010's could keep up the gold standard set by their ancestors. However, that's all changing thanks to one thing: Boy bands.
Boy bands were clearly huge hits in the 90's and it looks like they're coming back in this new decade. One Direction, Take That, and Union J certainly have their charms but let's make one thing clear: THEY WILL NEVER CREATE ANYTHING AS GOOD AS THIS.
Unfortunately, the newer girl bands are not competing well. Little Mix's "Black Magic" is currently the best girl group single of the year, but remains their second best song. The best girl group of 2014 Neon Jungle (#JusticeforTrouble) have just announced their disbanding despite a lot of major success. And it looks like The Saturdays are not far behind (though Mollie King's Kylie-influenced new single is sure to be amazing.)
This is all a round-about way of introducing Sarah Harding's new single and solo career. For those out of the know, she was the blond "crazy" one from THE GREATEST MUSICAL GROUP OF ALL TIME Girls Aloud #NSOTPFact. Known for being the hairdresser of the group and lover of Mondays, she also had this infamous moment on live TV singing Girls Aloud's 3rd best song.
With her solo career finally getting off the ground, Sarah will have been the last of the member's to have embarked on a solo career. Compared to the other members, Sarah's song sits right in the middle of debut singles. The early Aloud sound is not lost on anyone, but rather than bring a sense of nostalgia, it just reminds us of how that surf guitar sound deserves to stay in the 2000's. What does matter is Sarah's voice remaining stellar and the chorus being a solid reminder of why she deserved to be in the greatest band of all time. At this point, the ranking of members by solo career stands at Nadine, Kimberly, Sarah, Cheryl and Nicola. Your move Harding.
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