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The all-time best girl groups through the ages.
Girl power

Girl power

Sugababes and Spice Girls and all that's nice, that's what girl groups are made of. We take a look at girl groups through the ages.

Girl power: the all-time best girl groups

Girl groups are all about hitting women with a dose of female empowerment, but without any danger of alienating the boyfriend — potential or otherwise, writes Bob Dobson.

When watching the average girl band video she will see strong, assertive women comfortable in their sexuality, kicking a no-good boyfriend's ass to the curb. He sees hot chicks dancing. Meet our favourite nine girl groups from the last forty years.

The Supremes The Supremes
The Supremes weren't the first girl group when they started in 1961, but with a liberal dash of Motown glam they became one of the biggest acts of the '60s and supposedly the inspiration for the film Dreamgirls. Read more

Spice Girls Spice Girls
The Spice Girls gimmick can be summed up in two words: Girl Power! (TM). So what is Girl Power (TM)? Girl Power (TM) is a vague philosophy with obvious feminist overtones that doesn't stand up to much actual analysis. Read more

Bardot Bardot
The appeal of Bardot was watching everyday people turn into stars and then, as the band dissolved, crash back into reality. Hey, it's not rock and roll if there's nowhere to fall. Read more

Pointer Sisters Pointer Sisters
The Pointer Sisters' time as pop sensations was marked by great big hits and great big shoulder pads. And until recently, all members of the group were actual sisters. Read more

Pussycat Dolls Pussycat Dolls
Pussycat Dolls is six really hot women dancing and singing. Their gimmick is a clever marketing ploy by Hollywood executives to transform a Vegas dance act into an international money making sensation. Read more

All Saints All Saints
All Saints were more low key than their obviously manufactured competitors, The Spice Girls. While filling this niche was no doubt important, what also helped was their continued success as the Spice Girl train derailed. Read more

Destiny's Child Destiny's Child
The gimmick Destiny's Child has today is being ultra-famous. How they became ultra-famous is anyone's guess though number one hits like 'Bills, Bills, Bills' would have helped this progression to pop-stardom. Read more

TLC were the female version of Will Smith as the Fresh Prince of Bell Air. Playful, fun, smart and, though they didn't play it up, oh so sexy. Read more

Bananarama Bananarama
While best remembered for fun and indulgent video clips full of tasty man-candy, Bananarama were also big on the girl-power, sisters-doing-it-for-themselves message. Read more

BREAKING! Lorde postpones Aussie tour due to illness: 'I need to focus on getting better' MusicFIX Blog by Carmarlena Murdaca Apr 22 2014 12:37PM

Attention Lorde fans! The 17-year-old has been forced to postpone her Aussie tour dates due to illness… and she doesn't seem too happy about it.

With the Aussie leg of the starlet's tour set to kick-off on April 24, Lorde said in a Mushroom Group statement this morning: "It breaks my heart to have to postpone these shows as the band and I absolutely love playing to Australian crowds."

She added: "It was not a decision we made lightly. I know I need to focus on getting better in order to perform at my best. We'll be with you as soon as we can, Aussies." We sure hope so!

Lorde's the latest star to postpone her Aussie tour, with Kanye West and Selena Gomez also cancelling their musical jam-fests Down Under.

C'mon guys… is it something we've said?!

READ COMMENTS 0 COMMENTS WATCH: Miranda Kerr’s singing debut….and she’s actually good! MusicFIX Blog by Amy Nelmes Apr 22 2014 6:36AM

Ok, we’ll admit it…TheFIX were a little dubious when we heard Miranda Kerr was going to feature on a single with crooner Bobby Fox.

But we can all breathe a sigh of relief because the end product has been released, check it above, and it’s actually pretty good.

The former Angel, who turned 31 last week, agreed to sing on the ‘You’re The Boss’ single only if it would be scrapped if she wasn’t happy with the outcome.

It obvs passed the Kerr test as the teaser for the single, which will launch on Channel Seven’s Sunday Night on May 4, is currently doing the rounds.

The jazzy hit is a former Elvis Presley song. And yes, we did have a little shimmy to it at FIXHQ this morning.

“It’s just a bit of fun,’’ she said. “They approached me and I said, ‘I’m not a singer’,” Kerr said. “But they said, “We know, but you sang on that commercial’.”

Oh yes….that commercial. Awks. Check it out below for a cringe-o-rama!

Well, we’re wondering…is this the first step of a new career path for Miranda? We hope so.

Check out In pics: Phwoar! The 30 Miranda Kerr lingerie shots the world is lucky to have

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