Recently, your sometimes socially inept, shy, innocent white boy writer had an interesting chat about girls with guitars with a couple of flirtatious females in a dingy dive. This—and a few prior conversations with a particular pal in public relations led your randy writer to reflect upon the best babe bands in the business. The questions soon flowed as fast as the flavored vodka.
What gal groups get guys going? Which lyrical ladies have the most musically vivacious vocals? (Is it slightly sexist? Is it politically incorrect? Maybe and hopefully –but hey who cares? It sounded like fun!) So without further adieu, your rascally writer introduces you to some of the sexiest sirens, gorgeous guitarists, beautiful bassists, cutest keyboardists and most darling drummers in yet another new, sexy series on usedview.com namely—Music: Sexy girl groups. Enjoy this spankin’ new, sexy series, oh faithful followers and music mavens!
(View the list to see the pretty performers.)
The Saturdays are a UK girl group formed in 2007. It includes Frankie Sandford, Mollie King, Una Healy, Vanessa White and Rochelle Humes. The reportedly received “an instant record deal” from Fascination Records which is a sub-division of Polydor Records. Their music spans the genres of dance-pop, electropop, pop and contemporary R&B. Their debut single was “If This Is Love”. Their debut disc, Chasing Lights hit the stores in 2008 and birthed three additional top ten singles in the UK including: “Up”, “Issues” and “Just Can’t Get Enough”. “Work” was also released from the album. Their most recent release is the single “Gentleman” b/w “Wildfire”.
The Applicators are a pop-punk band from the US. Founded in Texas in 1999, their roster includes: lead singer Sabrina, guitarist Erica, bassist Stephanie and drummer Kristina. Their signature sound is influenced by punk bands such as The Cramps, The Misfits and Motörhead. Their 2001 debut disc, What’s Your Excuse, was produced by Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson. Terri Lord joined in 2006 making the group a quintet. Their most recent release, My Weapon was put out in 2006.
TLC is a girl group from the US. Formed in 1990, the original line-up included singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and singer Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. Their music includes the genres of funk, hip hop, new jack swing, R&B and soul. Their debut disc, Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip, was released in 1992. In 2002, Lopes died in a car accident in the Honduras. Their most recent release, 2002’s 3D, featured unreleased vocals from Lopes and hit the stores just 7 months after her death. They have sold over 23 million albums and 6.5 million singles in the US alone.
The Veronicas are a pop rock pair from Australia who first appeared on the music scene in 1999. The dynamic duo is made up of twin sisters, Jessica and Lisa Origliasso. Their first studio album, The Secret Life of . . . was released in 2005 and hit number 2 on the Australian charts. Their most recent release is the single “Lolita” which is off their (as this goes to press) upcoming album tentatively titled Life on Mars.
Vanilla Ninja is an Estonian girl band formed in 2002. Their debut disc, Vanilla Ninja, hit stores in 2003. The original roster featured Maarja Kivi (lead vocals), Lenna Kuurmaa (guitar and vocals), Katrin Siska (piano and vocals) and Piret Järvis (guitar and vocals). Kivi left the band in 2004 and was replaced by Triinu Kivilaan (lead vocals) who left the group late the following year.
Their music extends through a range of genres including pop rock, hard rock, alt-rock and alternative metal. The group’s most recent album, Love is War, was released in May 2006. The band is currently on hiatus.
There you have it guys and dolls, the start of another new series here on Examiner. Now, perhaps, an important question: Are these girl groups sexy because they’re just sexy or are they sexy because they’re girl groups? What makes these musical mollies sexy? Is it the fame, the money or the appearance? is it talent, appearance or both? Which girl groups do you think are sexy? Let us know!
My name is Phoenix and . . . that’s the bottom line.