Pop freaks do we have a treat in store for you today. When a survey of the best British and Irish Girl groups and boybands of the last 20 years dropped into our mailbox this morning we new it was perfect boredom buster fodder. We instantly formed a top-of-the-pops crack team:
Suzy Cox, Features Director – teen culture vulture, ex-teen mag writer, 90’s music geek
Holly Fraser, Super Entertainment Intern – Irish (so boybands/ girl groups are in her blood), encyclopaedic knowledge of useless entertainment based facts
With their worrying knowledge for pop-culture, musical has-beens, and names of people who were famous for 3 minutes 8 years ago they began sifting through the list to bring you our best of the best….and worst of the worst….
THE BEST: Girlbands
Number 1 -83%
Spice Girls – Stop
When they dropped this at their reunion concert the crowd went wild. Come on ladies – you know you remember the dance…..altogether now……
Number 7 – 53%
Eternal – Stay
Remember, remember! Ahhh, Eternal were good weren’t they! Love the video, love the clothes, love the song, instantly transported back to ‘93….iTunes here we come!
Number 9 – 38%
B*Witched – C'est la vie
Holly – we’re blaming you for this one! OMG – it’s worse than we remembered. We thought this original TOTP footage was perfect for some B*Witched reminiscing. And who thought double denim would become the hottest trend of 2010!
THE BEST: Boybands
Number 1 – 86%
Boyzone – Love me for a reason
Once again this one’s down to Holly who told us that Love me for a reason was MASSIVE in Ireland. How young do they all look…..they really were boyz back then!
Number 2 – 85%
Take That – Everything changes
We can’t believe Take That weren’t number 1! We’ve had a vote round the office, and they’re defo our top boyband. It was almost impossible to pick just one song (and we’re not ashamed to admit we almost came to fisticuffs)! Despite Suzy calling this a ‘low point’, the general consensus was, TUNE!
Numer 8 – 61%
East 17 – Stay another day
Despite only coming in at Number 8 we couldn’t do the best boybands without featuring East 17 – aka. The ‘adest boyband that ever was innit! Once again there was much debate over which song to choose, but when Nick (our Travel Editor) said his friend had written Stay another day, our minds were made up….claim-to-fame jealousy all over the office!
Number 1 – 92%
One True Voice – Shakespeare's (Way With) Words (Behind The Scenes)
One True Voice….you know, they WON Popstars: The Rivals over Girls Aloud. We know it’s a bit (ok, extremely) mean, but we couldn’t resist sharing this behind the scenes footage from their Shakespeare’s (way with) words video with you. Suzy and Holly even managed to remember all their names for you….Jamie, Daniel, Matt, Keith and Anton….told you they were good!