I already talked about the best boy bands of the '90s, followed by '90s boy bands we probably forgot about. Now it's time to give the ladies some love. Here are the top five girl bands of the '90s — girl power and stuff!
Let's be real here, when anyone mentions '90s girl bands, the Spice Girls are not only the first one you think of, but quite possibly the only one you think of. The British pop group was (is) made of five members: Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), and Victoria Adams (Posh Spice). And they were huge in the '90s. You couldn't escape the group, their catchy songs, their Barbie dolls, mini Barbie dolls, stickers, hit clips, CDs, DVDs, T-Shirts, jewelry, books, lollipops, candy... okay, so, whatever, they were also heavily marketed. But that doesn't take away from the fact that they have sold over 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling pop groups of all time. They are the most successful British band since the Beatles — just let that sink in.
Kelly Rowland, also known as one-third of Destiny's Child, has been making the rounds recently to promote her forthcoming album "Talk a Good Game" and tour with The Dream. Her new album features a few buzzed about songs, including "Dirty Laundry" (released in late May) which talks a bit about how Kelly envied Beyonce's solo career and "You Changed," which actually features Beyonce and Michelle Williams — an unofficial DC reunion!
Technically, the single isn't billed as a Destiny's Child song, but since it contains all of the elements, I like to count "You Changed" as the second new "Destiny's Child" song this year (following "Nuclear," which was featured on their compilation album). Plus they reunited during the Super Bowl, sparking rumors that a reunion was eminent... but to no avail. Still, I won't give up hope. So here are five iconic Destiny's Child, which I think also serve as five awesome reasons the group should get back together.
Yesterday was International Women's Day, and the entire month of March is Women's History Month. Let's celebrate by listening to Destiny's Child, because they are super awesome.
This week, we’re completely obsessed with Corgis, the return of an NBC cult-favorite, and that third member of Destiny’s Child!
Corgis are definitely among the cutest dog breeds in existence. I mean, those stubby little legs are enough to melt the hearts of anyone. Couple that with how furry and happy they are and you can see why Corgis have been the dog of choice for Queen Elizabeth II. Don’t even get me started about Corgi hybrids — their cuteness is lethal! It's enough to make even the least suspecting individuals end up with a house full of the adorable dogs. The cutest Corgi name generator surfaced on Tuesday to promote a Corgi rescue site. What’s yours? (Click here for a larger view.) I’m Miss Stumpy Fluffybutt, which I am surprisingly okay with.
This week we’re into collectively stepping into a music time machine, the end of that-couple-that-we-thought-would-last-forever, and hockey is kind of, almost, back.
Old artists, new music
If I told you Destiny’s Child and Justin Timberlake were both releasing a new song, you’d probably think we were somewhere around 2004, and that the world had not yet experienced the famous Super Bowl XXVIII Justin Timberlake/Janet Jackson controversy. But you’d be wrong — both artists announced yesterday that they’d be releasing new music, and the world collectively danced to "Rock Your Body" and "Survivor," because why not? Justin Timberlake linked us to a website that counts down till the release of his next single, while Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams will release their second compilation album called "Love Songs" with a new song on it . This mostly means nothing to people who weren't a huge fan of music in the mid-2000s, but for the rest of us, it’s like the music goddesses have been listening to our prayers and delivered.