14 Girl Groups You’ve Most Definitely Forgotten About

14 Girl Groups You’ve Most Definitely Forgotten About

Back in the 80s and early 90s many gorgeous female faces adorned our bedroom walls, but rather than naming our very favourites, today we’re taking a look back at the girl groups that you once loved but have now completely forgotten about.

So we’re not talking about Bananarama or The Spice Girls. Today we’re trying to remember manufactured bands featuring beautiful ladies who once held so much promise and dreamt of eternal stardom, but who have now disappeared into the big girl group abyss in the sky.

How many of these girl groups do you remember being a fan of? Who was your favourite? And which forgotten girl group can you not believe we haven’t included?

1. Atomic Kitten

Do you remember Atomic Kitten? Their biggest single was ‘Whole Again’, which stayed at number 1 in the UK for 4 weeks and also topped the charts in 19 other countries. It was the 13th best-selling single of the 2000s and the most requested wedding first dance of its time!

2. Mel & Kim

Mel and Kim were sisters, and sadly Melanie Appleby died of cancer aged just 23.

3. B*Witched

These Irish pixies had a massively catchy hit called ‘C’est la vie’, which we guarantee would have you singing along if you were to hear it again right now!

4. Shakespears Sister

In 1988, frustrated with the direction she felt Bananarama was taking, group member Siobhan Fahey left the group and formed Shakespears Sister, along with American singer songwriter Marcella Detroit. Their 1992 single ‘Stay’ spent 8 weeks at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and won the 1993 Brit Award for Best British Video.

5. Cleopatra

Cleopatra were apparently ‘Comin’ Atcha!’, which was also the name of the TV show that ran alongside their totally forgotten pop career.

6. Wilson Phillips

One hit wonders they may have been (in the UK at least), but Wilson Phillips released one of the greatest songs ever written in the form of ‘Hold On’.

7. Pepsi & Shirlie

Remember Pepsi & Shirlie? If you were a fan then you’ll already know that they were made up of Helen ‘Pepsi’ DeMacque and Shirlie Holliman, and you’ll also know that they were both originally Wham! backing vocalists. In January 1987 they released their catchy debut single entitled ‘Heartache’, which reached number 2 in the UK Charts, and also number 2 in the American dance charts.

8. Shampoo

If you don’t remember Shampoo then you may remember their big hit ‘Trouble’. They were pretty successful in Japan, with ‘Trouble’ being used in the 1995 film ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’.

9. Salt-N-Pepa

Salt-N-Pepa invited us to talk about sex, which was extremely exciting when we were teenagers!

10. Alisha’s Attic

Alisha’s Attic consisted of sisters Shelly McErlaine, and their singles included ‘I Am, I Feel’ and ‘Alisha Rules the World’.

11. En Vogue

En Vogue sold a whopping 20 million records worldwide, and are often named as one of the best female vocal groups of all time.

12. Eternal

Personally we loved Eternal, especially when the lovely Louise Nurding (now Redknapp) was a member. They had a number of brilliantly catchy hits, including ‘Stay’.

13. Honeyz

The Honeyz were are an English R&B girl group who had 5 UK Top 10 hits in the late 90s, which included ‘Finally Found’, ‘End of the Line’ and ‘Love of a Lifetime’. Surprisingly, they sold over 4 million records worldwide!

14. Fuzzbox

Remember Fuzzbox? Their full name was actually ‘We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It!!’. They were formed in Birmingham in 1985 and originally consisted of Vix (Vickie Perks), Magz (Maggie Dunne), Jo Dunne and Tina O’Neill.

Be sure to share this post with your fellow 80s kids, so they too can take a nostalgic look back at the girl groups of years gone by!