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ONTD Original™: 23 Greatest Girl Band Songs (Not in order)

Say my name
Destiny's Child

The single is the most successful of the four releases from the album "The Writing's on the wall" and is considered to be one of their signature songs. The song spent thirty-two weeks on the Hot 100 and was one of the top ten best-selling CD-singles of the year in the US. A critical success, "Say My Name" won two Grammy Awards at the 2001 ceremony, for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B Song.
Released: November 7, 1999 (U.S.)

Spice Girls

The lyrics, which address the value of female friendship over the heterosexual bond, became an iconic symbol of female empowerment and the most emblematic song of the group's Girl Power philosophy. "Wannabe" became the best-selling single by a female group in the world, sold in United Kingdom and United States 1,320,000 and 2,910,000 copies respectively, and over seven million copies worldwide by 1997.
Released: 8 July 1996

No scrubs

"No Scrubs" became TLC's third number-one single and eighth top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It also earned them their second Grammy nomination for Record of the Year. The single is generally considered to be one of the group's signature songs and was the 2nd biggest Hot 100 single of 1999, according to Billboard's Year End Charts. The single was certified platinum in the US, the UK, and New Zealand.
Released: January 23, 1999

I am the best

In Korea, "I Am the Best" was very successful, selling over 3.5 million digital copies in 2011 and earning the seventh position in the 2011 Gaon Year-End chart. As of June 2012, "I Am the Best" has sold a grand total of 3,847,000 downloads in South Korea. The single is listed in the Xbox 360 Kinect game, Dance Central 3, and became the first K-pop song to be listed in the Dance Central series. On October 6, 2014, the music video crossed the 100 million views mark on YouTube and became the eighth K-Pop music video to do so.
Released: June 24, 2011

Baby love
The Supremes

Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland (H–D–H), the song topped the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States from October 25, 1964 through November 21, 1964, and in the United Kingdom pop singles chart concurrently. Considered one of the most popular songs of the late 20th century, "Baby Love" was ranked #324 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Released: September 17, 1964

Wonder Girls

The song was written and produced by Park Jin-young and features a sample from the Italian trio La La's "Johnny Johnny." It became popular within hours, becoming a top search term and ranking No. 1 on various digital music sites. The single became very successful in the countries where it was released, topped charts both in South Korea, China and United States, the song have sold an estimated number of 9,500,000 copies (around 9,000,000 downloads plus over 400,000 physical copies).
Released: September 22, 2008

Xibom bombom
As Meninas

They were a brazilian girl band formed in 1997 also known as The Girls of Bahia. In may 15, 1999 they released the album "Xibom Bombom" with the single of the same name, selling around 400.000 copies. The song reached #1 in brazilian charts and was certified gold record by the ABPD. The song was also recorded in spanish and it was a hit in Latin America.
Released: 1999

Let's talk about sex

It was released as a single from their Blacks' Magic album in 1991, and achieved great success in many countries, including Australia, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland where it was a number-one hit. In 1992, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
Released: August 27, 1991

Where my girls at

"Where My Girls At?" is a 1999 hit song by 702, released as the first single from their second studio album 702. Originally intended to be included on TLC's third studio album FanMail, who rejected the song, it became the signature song of 702 and remains their biggest hit to date. It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 19, 1999. The single remained in the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for more than 30 weeks.
Released: April 27, 1999 (U.S.)

Little Mix

"Wings" was well received by contemporary music critics, who praised its lyrical message, upbeat sound and vocals. "Wings" is the group's most successful single to date. It topped the UK Singles Chart with sales of 107,000 copies in its first week. The single also reached number one in Ireland and Scotland and number three in Australia, where it was certified double platinum. It charted in the top 40 in three other countries, peaking at number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 26 on the US Billboard Pop Songs chart.
Released: 24 August 2012

Las Ketchup

It was recorded by the Spanish pop group Las Ketchup, which was an international hit in 2002. The song exists in three versions, Spanish, a version in a mixture of English and Spanish, described as "Spanglish," and a version in Portuguese. This song reached number-one in the United Kingdom, as well as 26 other countries worldwide. As of 2006, the song has sold over 7 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Released: 29 July 2002

Don't cha
Pussycat Dolls

The song received positive reviews from most music critics who praised its R&B grooves and its high dose of energy. "Don't Cha" achieved strong charting positions worldwide topping the charts in 15 countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Don't Cha" has sold more than 3 million copies in the United States, and 6 million worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time worldwide.
Released: April 26, 2005

Eternal flame
The Bangles

"Eternal Flame" is a ballad and love song by The Bangles from their 1988 album Everything. It became a hit single, when released in 1989, peaking at number one in the charts in nine countries, including Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Released: February 17, 1989

Lady marmalade

"Lady Marmalade" is a song by the group Labelle. It was written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, and produced by Allen Toussaint and Vicki Wickham. The song held the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week, and topped the Canadian RPM national singles chart on the same date. Labelle's version of "Lady Marmalade" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003, and was ranked number 479 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Released: August 3, 1974

Best of my love
The Emotions

"Best of My Love" won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and also won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single. The song was listed at #87 on The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs. and it was the third biggest Pop song of 1977 and the fifth biggest R&B song of 1977. "Best of My Love" has been certified platinum in the US by the RIAA and silver in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry. Recent reviews have been largely positive, and the song continues to appear on "Best of the '70's" lists.
Released: June 9, 1977

Don't let go (love)
En Vogue

Written by Ivan Matias, Andrea Martin, Marqueze Etheridge and produced by Organized Noize and Ivan Matias for the Set It Off soundtrack (1996), also appearing on the group's third album, EV3 (1997). It hit #5 in the UK in early 1997 and spent 13 weeks in the UK top 40, eight of those weeks in the top ten. "Don't Let Go (Love)" became the third En Vogue track to peak at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 where it was the group's fifth and final Top Ten hit.
Released: October 22, 1996


"Weak" is an R&B ballad recorded by the girl group SWV for their debut album, It's About Time (1992). The song was released as the third single from SWV's album, following the top-ten success of "I'm So into You". "Weak" hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in July 1993 for two weeks, and is one of SWV's biggest hits. It also topped the Hot R&B Singles chart for two weeks.
Released: April 10, 1993

Enferma de amor

Jeans was a popular Mexican girl group that rose to fame in late 1996 and 1997 and continued until 2009. They achieved their biggest success with this song in Latin America. "Enferma de amor" became their signature song and their best known single.
Released: 1998

Girls' Generation

"Gee" first tied with "Nobody" by the Wonder Girls for the longest-running #1 on music portal M.Net (6 weeks). The song then broke the record by staying on top a seventh week, and remained in the position for an eighth week. It was classified by the online music store MelOn as the most popular song of the decade in South Korea (ranking based on chart performance).
Released: January 5, 2009 (Korea)

Never ever
All Saints

To date, "Never Ever" is All Saints' most successful single to date, peaking at the top of the charts in countries including Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, while it peaked in the top ten in countries including Ireland, Sweden, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Norway, Austria and the United States. As of March 2013, it is the second best selling single by a girl group of all time in the United Kingdom, only behind "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls.
Released: July 7, 1998 (U.S.)

Brown Eyed Girls

The song was released to various digital outlets in July 2009, after which it quickly topped various online charts. The song also won the "Mutizen Song" award on SBS's Inki Gayo music program. The song also won a "Best Dance/Electronic song of the year" in the 2010 Korean Music Awards. By the end of 2009, the song was downloaded 3,095,468 times becoming one of the best-selling singles in that year. In December 2011 it was reported that the song actually is one of the biggest hits in the South Korean music history, with a huge popularity in Asia and 4,986,293 downloads in South Korea alone.
Released: July 2009

Too lost in you

"Too Lost in You" is prominently featured in the soundtrack to the 2003 film Love Actually, and was chosen for the film specifically by its director Richard Curtis. It received favourable reviews from most critics, who commended the Sugababes' performance and considered it one of the best pop singles of the 2000s. The song was commercially successful worldwide, and reached the top ten on the singles charts of the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Released: 15 December 2003

Sayonara Crawl

"Sayonara Crawl" (さよならクロール, "Goodbye Crawl") is the 31st single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48; it was released in Japan on May 22, 2013. As of the release day, the CD single "Sayonara Crawl" had been shipped in 2.3 million copies, besting the group's previous record of 2.0 million from "Manatsu no Sounds Good!". As of June 16, 2013, over 1.9 million copies have been sold.
Released: May 22, 2013 (Japan)


Electric shock

The song debuted at #1 on the Gaon Chart's single and digital download chart, selling 630,510 copies in its first week, it then fell to #3 selling 285,501 copies the following week. After 3 weeks on the chart, Electric Shock had sold 1,121,472 copies. The music video was officially released on June 11, 2012. The music video garnered more than one million views in less than a day and over 10 million views in less than a week. ( #SMsucks )
Released: June 10, 2012

Get up
Baby V.O.X

They reached the number one spot on the Korean music pop charts with this song for the first time. Baby V.O.X was one of the first k-pop groups to successfully crossover abroad, notably in China. They were also considered as one of the big three K-Pop girl groups in 90's along with S.E.S and Fin.K.L and the pioneers of the so-called Hallyu Wave, along with the fellow groups H.O.T and NRG.
Released: 1999

Step up
Cheetah Girls

It officially premiered on Radio Disney on August 17, 2006. The single became available for download on iTunes on August 31, 2006. The song was written and produced by Matthew Gerard and Robbie Nevil. It peaked at #6 on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles.
Released: August 12, 2003

Source: Wikipedia + me
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