I love the Sugababes.
I saw them live a couple of times and at one of them Heidi waved at me.
Their harmonies are SO TIGHT. Overload is maybe the best debut single of all time? Name a better one. (actually, don’t @ me)
THEY ARE SO GOOD
Those first couple of albums… I mean come on. It’s such high quality. What a run of singles.
Overload - best debut single ever. New Year - really lovely. Run for Cover - Brilliant. Soul Sound - reaaal nice.
Then they disappear for a year and Siobhan leaves and it’s like ‘oh that’s a shame, they must be finished’ and then they return with Freak Like Me, one of the BEST SINGLES EVER. A STONE COLD, SOLID GOLD BANGER FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION.
And then Round Round. And Stronger. And Shape, and Hole in the Head, and Too Lost in You, and In the Middle, and Caught in a Moment, and PUSH THE FUCKING BUTTON.
I mean what the fuck? I adore Girls Aloud but they had a couple of stinkers along the way, Sugababes smashed it out the park for five years.
There’s some brilliant album tracks too. Course there is. Soul Sound is lush. Situation’s Heavy is a trip-hop-pop masterpiece, genuinely. One of their best tracks. Their cover of Obsession is a banger.
Obviously the first two line ups are the only two true ones. You can’t remove Mutya fucking Buena from something and still expect to have a party. Also wasn’t keen on the gradual sexualisation of them, they were never that band. Having said that, I am very much a hypocrite and the video to Easy does all sorts of things to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZcWiS5B_0M
Lay Down in Swimming Pools is a good indicator of how good the MKS material could have been and I am deeply sad that nothing came of it. Quite frustrating that a finished album is sitting somewhere and we might never hear it. Listen to this though it’s so good:
PS. Keisha is one of the most beautiful women alive imho