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Sugababes are a British pop Girl Group, whose discography includes:
- One Touch (2000)
- Angels With Dirty Faces (2002)
- Three (2003)
- Taller In More Ways (2005)
- After Amelle joined the band, the album was updated to accommodate her vocals on three tracks.
- Overloaded: The Greatest Hits (2007)
- Change (2007)
- Catfights & Spotlights (2008)
- Sweet 7 (2010)
After years of rumors, it was announced in early 2012 that the original lineup was reforming.
This girlgroup provides examples of:
- Album Title Drop: Most of their albums have one.
- " One touch of love, that was all it took my dear…"
- '"'You don't know where we go, you don't know, that angels with dirty faces in the morning…"
- "People made me feel that life was unfair. and I did things that made me ashamed, coz I didn't know my body would change, I grew taller than them in more ways…"
- "…and ain't it crazy how you think you got your whole life planned, just to find out it was never ever in your hands… change "
- Breakup Breakout: Surprisingly, averted; none of the members (currently in the group or not) have really "broken out" as solo artists in their own right, apart from an occasional hit single like Mutya Buena's "Song 4 Mutya" and Amelle Berrabah's feature on the Tinchy Stryder single "Never Leave You". Siobhan Donaghy's two post-Sugababes solo albums, though, were very well-received by critics.
- Cover Version: . "Killer" (originally by Seal), "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" (originally by The Arctic Monkeys), "Obsession" (originally by Animotion), "Come Together" (originally by The Beatles) and "Walk This Way" (originally by Aerosmith).
- "Shape of My Heart" interpolates the chorus of "Shape" by Sting. Similarly, "Girls" interpolates the chorus of "Here Come The Girls" by Ernie K-Doe
- Inversely, Miranda Cosgrove covered their smash hit "About You Now", and her version has has since Covered Up the original among American tweens and teens.
- Not forgetting that Sugababes themselves did some covering up as well... their Translated Cover Version of Patricia Kaas' song Quand J'ai Peur de Tout as 'Too Lost in You' was an Anglophonic chart hit.
- Development Hell: After some damage control being done in response to the lukewarm reaction of their 2011 single "Freedom" (by making it free-to-download and thusly unable to chart), they are back to square one and their eighth album (which should have been released by now) remains shelved.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: They released a cover of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" in collaboration with Girls Aloud - who were their biggest chart rivals at the time - for charity.
- In Da Club: "Coz I'm too sexy in this club, too sexy in this club, so sexy it hurrrrrts…"
- Murder Ballad: "Every Heart Broken", in what is probably the only girlband version of this trope.
- New Sound Album: Taller In More Ways broke from their usual R&B/Soul/UK Garage sound, in favor of something Lighter and Softer as well as being more 'poppy'. Many Sugafans though it sounded too similar to a Girls Aloud album, which is somewhat justified since the album does feature a few productions by Xenomania, the brains behind their music. The pop/dance sound stuck around for their next studio album Change, but the urban flavor returned with Catfights & Spotlights. Their latest offering Sweet 7 was basically a combination of Hip Hop and Eurodance music, but overall reaction wasn't very positive.
- The Oner: The video for 'Overload'.
- One-Hit Wonder: "Hole in the Head" was a minor hit in America that actually charted in the Hot 100, albeit at the lower end of the chart.
- Revolving Door Band: Which, at this point, would probably be a better band name for them.
- The Pete Best: Heidi isn't one of the group's original three members, but she's certainly made more of an impact with the group than Siobhan, the one she replaced, ever did during the latter's short tenure.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Every member replacement in the group has been very familiar in vibe to the girl they replaced. Heidi replaced Siobhan, the soulful white one. Amelle replaced Mutya, the soulful "ethnic" one. And finally, Jade replaced Keisha, the… soulful black one.
- Tabloid Melodrama: Where do we begin…
- Three Minutes of Writhing: As a girl group, many of their videos naturally fall under this.
- Token Trio: Every lineup has been an all-female version of this, with the third member being a non-black minority.
- True Beauty Is on the Inside: "Ugly" is basically about this.
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