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Top 10 Girl Groups Of All Time

Post  Adric on Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:02 pm

Top 10 Girl Groups Of All Time

From TLC to the Pointer Sisters, check out the top girl groups ever, based on the Billboard charts.




On this week's Billboard 200 chart, U.K. girl group Little Mix scores a Top 10 debut with its sophomore album, "Salute," which debuts at No. 6 with 43,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. For the quartet, it's their second Top 10 album ("DNA" launched at No. 4 last year) since forming 2011.

The ladies of Little Mix are the latest in a long line of girl groups to find success on the Billboard charts, with Motown's brightest stars generating hits as a collective a half-century ago, and artists like Spice Girls and Destiny's Child making their mark in the 1990's and 2000's, respectively. Check out Billboard's list of the Top 10 girl groups of all time, and see if your favorite female group made the cut.

Note: The top 10 all-time girl groups list is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Artists are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over time, certain eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods.



10 --- Spice Girls --- You were living in Spice World in the mid-90's when this U.K. girl group became an international phenomenon with hits like "Wannabe," "Spice Up Your Life" and "Say You'll Be There." The Girls haven't released an album since 2000's "Forever," but enjoyed a quick, much-ballyhooed reunion at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

09 --- The Marvelettes --- One of Motown's most successful artists in the 1960's, the Marvelettes most memorably left their mark with "Please Mr. Postman" in 1961, and were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

08 --- SWV --- Sisters With Voices, better known by the acronym SWV, used songs like "I'm So Into You," "Weak" and "Rain" to fortify themselves as one of the most consistent R&B acts on the 1990s. In 2012, the schoolyard friends staged a comeback and released the album "I Missed Us."

07 --- Martha & The Vandellas ---- Another legendary Motown group, Martha Reeves' vocal group found success with the ballad "Come and Get These Memories" before striking gold with "Heat Wave," "Quicksand" and "Dancing in the Street."

06 --- En Vogue --- The title of En Vogue's first two albums, 1990's "Born to Sing" and 1992's "Funky Divas," fit perfectly: the members of producers Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy's R&B group flaunted their vocal gifts through soulful cuts like "Hold On" and "Don't Let Go (Love)."

05 --- Exposé --- The trio of Exposé watched songs like "Point of No Return, "Seasons Change" and "Tell Me Why" checker the Billboard charts during the late 80's and early 90's, honing its dance-pop sound before disbanding in 1996. A brief reunion a decade later included a tour, with Jeanette Jurado, Gioia Bruno and Ann Curless performing their best-known hits.

04 --- The Pointer Sisters --- Anita, Ruth, Bonnie and June Pointer blended R&B, pop, disco, country and rock with jaw-dropping aplomb after growing up in Oakland and scoring timeless cuts like "I'm So Excited," "Jump (For My Love)," "Automatic," "Fire" and "Fairytale."

03 --- Destiny's Child --- Before Beyonce was Queen Bey, she was one-third of the extraordinarily popular Destiny's Child, delivering songs like "Say My Name," "Survivor" and "Bootylicious" with the help of Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. After Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle all became independent women, they reunited for a farewell album, "Destiny Fulfilled," and farewell tour; last year, the ladies rejoined once together for a new track, "Nuclear," and a surprise appearance during Bey's Super Bowl halftime show.

02 --- TLC --- Tionne "T-Boz" Waykins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas spent a decade ruling the charts with pop-R&B masterpieces like "No Scrubs," "Waterfalls," "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" and "Creep," before Lopes' untimely death in a car crash in 2002. T-Boz and Chilli recently revived their best-selling project, with a compilation album ("20") and a performance at the American Music Awards last year.

01 --- The Supremes --- Aside from being the most successful girl group of all time, the Supremes are among the most popular musical artists ever, with Diana Ross and co.'s songs sounding as timeless as ever. "Baby Love," "Stop! In The Name Of Love," "Come See About Me," "You Keep Me Hangin' On," "Where Did Our Love Go"… the list of Motown classics goes on and on, and although there have been many girl group smashes in the decades since the Supremes ruled the Billboard charts, no collective has yet to challenge their, for lack of a better word, supremacy.





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Re: Top 10 Girl Groups Of All Time

Post  misery guts on Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:07 am

Thoughts
10 - detested them as a concept, although most of their solo stuff has been OK
9 - pass
8 - short-lived fad
7 - indelibly Motown
6 - another short-lived fad
5 - who?!
4 - the best on that list (wot no Sister Sledge?!)  I love you 
3 - ghastly manipulative drivel
2 - yup, another short-lived fad
1 - can't stick them, either
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