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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

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Karise Eden's 'Dynamite' music video... and her baby bump! MusicFIX Blog by Yasmin Vought Oct 2 2014 7:00AM

You'd think former Voice Australia winner Karise Eden would be exhausted, what with promoting her new album and a baby on the way. Check out that bump!

But chatting about her new single 'Dynamite', the 22-year-old mum-to-be tells us that she's been feeling "dynamite" since receiving her baby news.

"Lyrically, this song sums up how I'm feeling right now," she told TheFIX. "With so much love in my life, my soon-to-be-released album of songs I've written and my new baby bump news.

"Right now, so much good is exploding into my life, like 'Dynamite'!"

Get your exclusive first look at the 'Dynamite' clip off Karise's new album Things I've Done in the video above.

"The story in this video is centred on bullying," she said. "It's something I can relate to on a personal level and I think it sends a strong message that we can all reflect on.

"I'm sure people who've experienced or witnessed bullying even on a small level will relate to it too.

The 'Dynamite' single is out now off her new album Things I've Done hitting stores on October 17, 2014.

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EXCLUSIVE: Kat Jade opens up on 'trying' times after The Voice... and gives us the first look at her new music video! MusicFIX Blog by Yasmin Vought and Carmarlena Murdaca Oct 1 2014 1:10PM

Our fave cat ear-wearing Aussie songstress Kat Jade has been one busy girl since making the final eight on The Voice in July.

"It's been trying emotionally," Kat told TheFIX exclusively. "It's been hard to keep motivated and stay positive because I'm releasing everything independently.

"But my friends and family have been so supportive and that has made it so much easier. It makes me want to keep going. I sound like such a downer, I promise I'm not."

The 23-year-old has just released her first single 'Ghost' and we've got our hands on the exclusive music video. Watch the haunting clip above.

"I wrote the song for a special friend of mine," Kat said. "I feel it is a song a lot of people can relate to once they discover the hidden meaning behind it and I guess it shows a side of me people haven't seen yet."

Although she's changed up her image a little, Kat's still kept her trademark cat ears close by.

"I seem to go through phases depending on what mood I'm in on the day," she said of her ever-changing appearance. "I feel like being pink today, I feel like being goth today. Maybe not that extreme... I still go for comfort over style and the cat ears are still here."

Related video: Flashback to Kat's final Voice performance below...

Approving Editor: Adam Bub.

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