When it comes to girl groups, everyone has their personal favourite, but we've ranked some of the biggest all-female acts of the past 20 years in terms of commercial success, cultural impact and just generally how incredibly fun they are. We didn't include classic acts like The Supremes or the Ronettes because that would make it just too damned hard. This is a modern list. We've decided on the Top 13 to count down sorry Honeyz, Precious and Girlicious , but which pop force is our ultimate No. Find out below. But despite 'C'est La Vie' having everyone brushing up on their ooh la la, it was also the most Irish pop song of the decade.
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List of best-selling girl groups - Wikipedia
A girl group is a popular music act featuring several female singers who generally harmonize together. Girl groups have been popular at least since the heyday of the Boswell Sisters beginning in the s, but the term "girl group" also denotes the wave of American female pop singing groups who flourished in the late s and early s between the decline of early rock and roll and the British Invasion , many of whom were influenced by doo-wop style. This article covers only girl groups from that era and later. Sales figures records in most countries are not available before the s, so it is difficult to accurately determine best-selling records, either by country or worldwide. Certification levels have been used for most countries, but certification was not common until the s in the US and UK, and later in other countries.
100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks
No history of pop music would be complete without listing some of the best girl groups of all time, from boogie-woogie artists to K-pop sensations. We're not talking about bands that are fronted by women or that feature women musicians, but about those that are comprised solely of non-male members. As Cyndi Lauder famously sang, "Girls just wanna have fun," and these groups prove it's possible to do so musically—with no boys allowed. With careers dating back to the era of vaudeville, the three Andrews Sisters—Patty, Maxene, and Laverne—laid the groundwork for all of the girl groups that followed.
There are few institutions with a prouder legacy within pop music than the girl group. For as long as the Billboard Hot has existed, there have been all-female vocal groups gracing its ranks, from the early days of The Chantels and The Bobbettes in the late '50s all the way up to Fifth Harmony and Little Mix in Over that six-decade span of iconic mainstream success, girl groups have often been dismissed, jeered at or all but written out of rock history.